Good Things Happening at Superior Sod


Spring is here after a long, unrelenting winter, but we all have to
take what Mother Nature gives us in stride.

We are moving forward and good things are happening:
1. We at Superior Sod and Garden Supplies will have a full rack
of Sabal Palms by the first week in April. These will range in height
from 5′ to 14′ tall – mostly full booted, but we will also carry Slick
Sabals.
2.  We already have over 1,000 Bales of Long Leaf Pine Straw
under our newly built Pine Straw Shed that keeps our Long Leaf Pine
Straw fresh, dry, and maintains it’s nice reddish color. It goes fast,
because people know our Long Leaf Pinestraw Bales are larger than our
competitors, and does NOT have the trash of leaves and twigs that you
have to cull.
3.  And, we have our 2 fertilizers in and under cover – these 2
fertilizers are RIGHT for whatever your particular Southern Warm
Season Grass is.  We have 5:5:15 and !6:4:2 in 50 lb. bags.
We are, by far, much less expensive than the box stores, as their
fertilizers come in tiny 20 lb. bags, but they sell them at the same
price as our 50# bags. And just a note; it is too early to fertilize
now. Please wait until the soils warms up and your grass is turning
green. When applying fertilizer too early the roots will not take up
the nutrients you are trying to feed.  And finally for another
important point, Centipede does NOT like Nitrogen. The fertilizer for
Centipede should always have no more than 5% Nitrogen. It is best to
purchase fertilizer with Iron already mixed in. Our two fertilizers have Iron already incorporated.

Merits of Empire Zoysia

THE MERITS OF EMPIRE ZOYSIA 

First of all we have a special announcement. We at SUPERIOR SOD AND GARDEN SUPPLY (www.superiorsodnc.com) have been privileged to be an Authorized Grower and Dealer by the developers of EMPIRE ZOYSIA.

EMPIRE ZOYSIA has been our grass of choice for years – as it far exceeds the negative issues found with other varieties that are available and promoted in the Wilmington , NC area. These “off” Zoysia varieties include Crown, Zenith, Jamur, and Meyers. It is always important for a potential Zoysia customer to check into the NTEP Trials (National Turf grass Evaluation Program). There are 28 test sites in the United States, and one of them is located at NC State in Raleigh.

EMPIRE ZOYSIA has been rated as the #1 Zoysia variety today.

EMPIRE TURF is a ZOYSIA grass that has truly raised the bar for warn season grasses. EMPIRE sod combines a soft to the touch, with a lush green color and fine, tight blade growth. VIsually, EMPIRE is an extremely attractive turf grass for any landscaping. Homeowners and Property Managers also appreciate it’s many maintenance, environmental, and cost saving advantages.

You might not expect a turf grass as soft as EMPIRE to be strong, but this incredible ZOYSIA grass accommodates a variety of activities without suffering extensive wear and tear. EMPIRE Turf is as hardy as it is attractive, and has a deep, thick root structure that makes it more drought tolerant than other turf grass varieties and including other Zoysia varieties. In addition, EMPIRE’S slower vertical growth and natural chinch bug and chemical resistance’s mean that your lawn will require less maintenance, mowing, and irrigation. An EMPIRE turf lawn that has been naturalized to the local climate requires minimal irrigation to remain healthy and thriving.

Reduced maintenance needs and durability are EMPIRE’S hallmarks. EMPIRE ZOYSIA grass was originally developed in Brazil, and thrives in both harsh tropical climates such as Southern Florida as well as more temperate regions as far north as Pennsylvania. EMPIRE Zoysia turf is one of the few grasses rated to perform well in all Zones, and it can thrive in varying soils and climatic conditions.

For instance, during a hurricane, we usually experience flooding and salt water over wash of properties. The only grass that we at SUPERIOR SOD (www.superiorsodnc.com) have seen survive such inundation of salt water – even after a week of being underwater is EMPIRE ZOYSIA.

New Truck Load of Fresh Sod Has Arrived

Today we just got a big Truck load of fresh sod delivered to our store here on Market Street in Wilmington, North Carolina. We are also well stocked with beautiful palm trees and fertilizer. The weekend weather is going to be great to get out and out down some new sod so please come on in and don’t forget to print out the coupon below for some great savings! Hurry in before the end of July!

coupon

July Coupon for Sod Click to download and print

 

Superior Sod recognized by NC Arboretum

SUPERIOR SOD AND GARDEN SUPPLIES

WHEN IT COMES TO THE PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND PROPER CARE OF TURF GRASSES, THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE TO GO THAN TO SUPERIOR SOD AND GARDEN SUPPLIES IN OGDEN.  FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE HONOR AND RECOGNITION BY THE ARBORETUM IN WILMINGTON, NC BY RECEIVING THEIR ”BEST IN EDUCATION” AWARD”.

THIS, ALONG WITH OUR HIGH STANDARDS FOR QUALITY, EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE, AND HAVING A CONSISTENT YEAR ROUND SUPPLY PROVIDES OUR CUSTOMERS WITH THE COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT WE CAN BE TRUSTED AND COUNTED ON.

EVERY PART OF SOD PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION MUST BE DONE WITHOUT CUTTING ANY CORNERS.  IT STARTS WITH PREPING THE FIELDS PROPERLY, SEEDING OR SPRIGGING THOSE FIELDS, APPLYING PROPER IRRIGATION AND MANY CULTURAL PRACTICES UNTIL THE SOD IS OF SUCH A QUALITY AND STRENGTH THAT IT CAN BE RELEASED FOR HARVESTING. DEPENDING UPON THE VARIETY, THIS CAN TAKE ANYWHERE FROM 6 TO 24 MONTHS.

FROM THE FARM FIELD TO THE CUSTOMERS THERE ARE MANY CRITICAL STEPS THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO, BUT THERE ARE TWO ASPECTS THAT MUST ALWAYS BE CONSIDERED:

1.  TIMING:    THE SOD MUST BE DELIVERED OR READY FOR PICK UP AS IF IT WERE HARVESTED IN THE LAST 2 HOURS. WE STRIVE TO HAVE SOD THAT IS FRESH AND MOIST. SOD IS A PERISHABLE PRODUCT.

2. SAFETY:  THIS IS A CRITICAL ASPECT TO ALWAYS HAVE IN THE FOREFRONT IN ORDER TO AVOID HAVING ANY ACCIDENT OR UNNECESSARY MISHAPS.  SOD IS A HEAVY PRODUCT.

FOR THE CUSTOMER ALL THIS IS PROVIDED FOR YOU AS SHOWN IN THE VIDEO.

WE AT SUPERIOR SOD AND GARDEN SUPPLIES HAVE ALSO TAKEN  A LENGTHY PERIOD OF TIME TO UNDERSTAND AND LOCATE THE PALM VARIETIES THAT ARE WINTER HARDY FOR OUR NORTH CAROLINA ENVIRONMENT,  THE BEST LONG LEAF  PINE STRAW WHICH  IS FAR SUPERIOR TO THE SLASH STRAW SOLD BY THE BIG BOX STORES, HAVING THE BEST OF THE MULCHES AND A TOPSOIL BLEND PRODUCED BY THE FATHER OF MULCHES, MR. PARKER, IN ROSE HILL, NC, AND PROVIDING THE RIGHT FERTILZERS WHICH ARE USED ON THE FARMS – AGAIN – NOT FOUND IN THE BOX STORES. AND, WE ARE FAR LESS EXPENSIVE.

 

The Superior Sod Website

Hi folks we have migrated our old website www.superiorsod.us over to this new website please book mark this website as we will be continually adding new and relevant content to help you with your grass and turf and sod management.