Huge Delivery of Sabal Palms !
We just got in a huge delivery of Sabal Palm Trees we now have a total of 45 Sable Palm Trees attractively priced at $160 each.
This is the best time to plant these beautiful specimens because of all the rain we have received in Wilmington and New Hanover county during the past two months.
If you are looking for an attractive addition to your yard come to our store on Market Street or call us today to speak with Big Al about ordering a nice Sabal Palm Tree for your yard.
Homeowners looking for Spring lawn care tips have come to the right place. Summertime is one of the most difficult times of the year for our lawns. Spring’s lush, green grass has gone and been replaced by dry, half-dead lawns. So how do you make the most of your lawn and help it make it through the summer before the Spring months?
Here are five lawn care tips to help you do just that:
Avoid the urge to cut the grass too short. When you are approaching summer but still putting up with the rainy season, it can be very tempting to cut that grass as short as possible. After all, the rain makes it seem to grow a foot in two days! But as summer approaches, make sure that you adjust the height of your mower blades. They should leave your lawn at least three inches tall or maybe even taller than that. Lawns that are kept at taller heights can grow their roots more deeply than those that are kept exceptionally short. Consequently, lawns that are not cut as short will dry out more slowly because their roots are longer and give them access to water that is further and further under the ground.
Be consistent with your lawn care practices. One issue some homeowners have is the fact that they wait until their lawns have died off and then start watering them so that they will turn green again. This simply creates too much activity for your grass. If you want it to stay green and lush all year long, then make sure that you are committed to watering it as much as it needs to be. Of course it may be nearly impossible to keep your lawn green, and if so, you just need to accept this and let the lawn go dormant until a more favorable season rolls around.
Don’t forget that your lawn still needs water, even if you have allowed it to go dormant. Water the lawn early in the day and let it soak down deep into your soil. Dormant lawns only need about a half inch of water every two or three weeks to keep them alive. If you keep up your watering rates like this over the summer, you should see instant renewal when the fall rolls around.
Keep certain lawn care practices to the end of the summer. Weed killers are best used between late August and early September. Also, tasks like thatching, seeding and fertilizing should be saved for this same time frame.
Try to keep the traffic on your lawn to a minimum during the summer months. These are the times when your grass needs a break, and any traffic on it is going to make it that much more difficult for it to recover when the fall finally rolls around.
Even when your lawn is lying dormant, you still need to take proper care of it, and by following the above tips, you are sure to be one of the first homeowners with a nicely trimmed lawn when fall does arrive. Just focus on the basics over the summer and let your lawn get the rest that it needs.
Whether or not you are selling your home or just maintaining a household, curb appeal is important. Curb appeal is a phrase used to describe a positive looking yard, home, and generally “walking up” area.
The main advice is plant some bright flowers, paint the shutters, and repave that walkway. There are some additional actions that we can take, however, to ensure the beautiful longevity of curb appeal that go deeper than the surface.
Red Pine Straw
Pine Straw is used most commonly in colder environments because of its effectiveness in keeping root systems much warmer than your average mulch. It also prevents most varieties of weeds.
The acidic level of pine straw is what makes it so perfect for most gardening and yard situations. It matches that of rain water to keep plants thriving. It doesn’t blow away in the wind (especially if the needles are long) and can be applied at different depths for different sized plants.
The practical applications of pine straw are clear, but what does this plant loving mulch have to with curb appeal?
Most pine straw is used to enrich soil and has a deep brown color but is not often considered decorative. “Slash” pine is short and plentiful, but there is a more beautiful pine straw that can change the way your yard looks and feels.
Long Leaf Pine is a little longer than your average “slash” and is much more red in color. It is not bright red like a red colored mulch, but has a gorgeous red-brown color that its shorter counterpart does not.
The grass is the pride of any yard and is often the first thing people see about your property. There is no way to get around happy, healthy grass when it comes to curb appeal.
Whether or not the grass starts out as sod, fertilization is very important for the health of the lawn. A good looking yard starts with happy healthy grass that is well fed. Late in the Spring you should make your first round of fertilizer and then another in the late summer.
The care of the yard as a whole is very important. The entire property sits on the foundation that your lawn provides. While it may seem tedious, every step you take toward a better looking lawn makes all the difference.
When working towards improving curb appeal, it is important to remember that beauty goes deeper than the surface.
If you’re like many gardeners, you’ve been trying to wrestle down the overgrowth of the last hothouse months. Tangled vines may be strangling your late-flowering crepe myrtle. The Sweet William ground cover, which you intended to contain, may have run over your entire yard!
As you yank at dead branches and pull out stubborn weeds, you may finally find a clearing for fresh planting. One catch: the dirt at your feet looks like unwelcoming clay.
Rich Topsoil for Planting Bulbs
Have you always wanted an entire field filled with daffodils and tulips? Do you love the blanket effect of densely planted flowers? Once you clear a sizable space, you can plant bulbs to your heart’s content!
Here are some of the advantages of purchasing topsoil for your garden now:
- You will help protect and nourish bulbs, so they can take root quickly.
- You can save a bundle on large quantities needed for massive projects.
- You will get a jump on the springtime by taking steps to prepare a season ahead.
Plenty of Time for Sod Installation
After you’ve yanked at unruly weeds, you may have torn up more grass than intended. When you step back and survey the damage, do you find yourself searching for an immediate remedy? We have a simple solution: sod installation!
Now that you’ve done the hard work of clearing space in your yard, you have plenty of time for sod installation. Many homeowners complete this project through October. You can even install sod in the winter.
For dormant sod installation without any green leaf tissue, one important point is to keep the sod pad moist. Our rainfalls will help during this phase, so that’s a reason to rethink gray days when you can’t go outside and sink your hands in the earth.
Contact Us About Topsoil and Sod Installation
Would you like to schedule delivery of bulk topsoil for large bulb-planting projects? Do you have questions about sod installation during the fall and winter? Contact us!
During the fall, you may want to tackle some outdoor home-improvement projects before the winter takes hold. Maybe you need to create a level path up your steep front lawn, so an elderly relative has wheelchair access to your home. For years, you may have wanted to install a shed for all of your gardening tools and supplies and decided that the time has finally arrived.
The good news is that you are finally taking care of overdue projects. However, as you dig up your landscape to accommodate these new elements, you may need to fill in and level off areas with topsoil. If you take care of this step now, you will have a jump-start on the next planting season!
Popular Topsoil Blend
At Superior Sod and Garden Supplies, we love to share titles and applaud partners who produce outstanding products. Without a doubt, we think that the highest-quality topsoil is the one that we carry exclusively from Parker Bark. If Big Al is the “Father of Sod” with 40 years of experience, then Mr. Parker is a good match as the “Father of Topsoil” who has continually created premium products for more than 25 years on 50 acres.
The Parker Bark Topsoil is a perfect blend because of the following:
- Certified compost mix including 15% turkey compost as well as a finely screened combination of black dirt and sand
- Product is heated to make his topsoil WEED-SEED-FREE!!
- Blend drains well with the inclusion of sand
- Organic matter providing the ideal amount of moisture and nutrient retention
Additional Projects to Plan
After you finish your outdoor home-improvement projects, you can also start to prepare for others. Most gardeners need to do the reverse countdown back to spring and stay busy in the interim. Here are a few other projects requiring topsoil, and you can start to lay the groundwork now:
- New lawns
- Garden beds
- Additional trees
Stop by or Schedule a Delivery
If you enjoy scooping up your own topsoil, you can fill your own buckets, or we can load your pickup or trailer with any amount needed. Remember, you can save a bundle when you buy in bulk. Think about all of your projects, and take advantage of large quantities of high-quality topsoil to enrich your landscape now.
To schedule a delivery of topsoil, contact us today!
Most gardeners are planners. We need to schedule projects and maintain order as the seasons change. If you’ve noticed the shorter days and slipping temperatures at night, you can feel the transition into fall.
As you shift with the season, you’ve probably started to think about protecting your bulbs. If you’ve doubled up on your planting efforts for a spectacular show next spring, you definitely want to ensure a good return. What’s an easy and decorative way to create a warm blanket of insulation during the upcoming months?
In a word: mulch!
Colorful Autumn Mulch
Although two kinds of pine straw are sold in Wilmington, N.C., we carry reddish pine straw. Instead of brown “slash” pine straw with shorter needles, we like the long needles, which range from 7 to 9 inches. Our responsive supplier provides same-day deliveries, so you know the bales are fresh!
In addition, we have a sheltered area at Superior Sod & Garden Supplies, where the pine straw stays completely dry during bad weather. As you start to spread mulch around your garden, you can depend on us to keep you fully supplied. To provide the best protection, you can use a generous hand because pine straw is one of the most affordable mulch options.
Advantages of Pine Straw
Along with lower cost, here are some of the other benefits of pine straw:
- Protects the ground from wind, rain and snow
- Adds nutrients to fortify soil and plants
- Provides a natural and easy-to-spread material
- Offers a material that generally remains in place
- Blocks weed growth and stubborn roots
Place Your Orders for Pine Straw Now!
Would you like to add a splash of color and thick layer of affordable mulch as the seasons change? Place your order for pine straw now. Contact us at Superior Sod & Garden Supplies today!
Have you been sitting out on your porch, feeling forlorn about your heat-scorched grass? Around this point in the gardening season, do you feel stuck about how to proceed? If you are wondering if you can remedy the problem and re-sod during the intense heat, the answer is: Yes!
Benefits of Plan to Re-Sod Now
Some homeowners may think that we are in a no-planting zone because of the intense heat. With 40 years of experience, the experts at Superior Sod & Gardening Supplies can produce outstanding results anytime during the year! If you are disappointed because your entire garden has literally gone to seed, now would be a perfect time for new grass installation.
Here are some of the advantages of planting sod immediately:
- Extend the season for your enjoyment outdoors
- Property enhancement for activities during the upcoming months
- Easy way to create positive surroundings for family, neighbors and visitors
Tips for Successful Sod Installation
At Superior Sod and Gardening Supplies, we have the knowledge and experience to ensure a successful sod installation at any point during the year. One important key is proper preparation, which our team will ensure. We often recommend Zoysia grasses, which are easy to take care of and resist brown patch.
Big Al made this choice for his own yard, which delivered great results after installation during the winter. By spring, the grass had knitted together completely. At any time of the year, making a quality choice is the key!
Watch Our Video, and Contact Us With Any Questions
Have you been wondering when to plan a new sod installation? Are you searching for a way to ensure a problem-free and pleasant experience? For more tips, watch our video: When is the best time to renovate my yard?
If you still have questions, contact us!
Growing grass and planting palm trees require acts of faith. You put the necessary elements in place and hope that a good watering will deliver healthy growth. With quality products and expert guidance, your investment will literally multiple!
Decades of Hands-On Experience
At Superior Sod, we want to share nearly 50 years of knowledge. Customers know that they can depend on us because of our hands-on experience with right type of sod for our region. In particular, they rely on our expertise in:
In addition, they know that we are experts who have personally grown, studied and distributed high-quality turfs.
Respected Connections and Credentials
Our long history with satisfied customers has also grown over the years. We have gained their respect because of our strong connections with:
- Three major agricultural university systems
- Local arboretums
- Extension services
With a 4-year bachelor of science degree in turf and soil sciences, we have worked hard to earn the title of “lawn renovation specialists.”
Large Projects, Awards and Testimonials
Our work generally speaks for itself, showing that we can handle all types of projects. Some of the large ones involving truckloads of sod have included:
- A major university football stadium
- Several parks
- 18-hole golf courses
For the past seven years, the Arboretum in Wilmington, N.C., has honored us with the “BEST IN EDUCATION” Award. We also take pride in your testimonials including:
- Quality customer service
- Helpful and entertaining assistance
- Fair prices for quality products
- Early-morning telephone help
- Educational information
Contact Us for Further Growth
At Superior Sod, we genuinely want our customers to have the best results. For us, healthy grass is a way of spreading prosperity throughout our community. Lush greenery is a symbol of vitality around every corner in our region.
For further growth, contact Superior Sod & Garden Supplies today!
Although most of us prefer to live in harmony with nature, sometimes we need a strong line of defense. After hours of hard work in your yard, insects can threaten to take over and damage your turf. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the creatures threatening to destroy your grass.
Numerous Insects Presenting a Threat in Our Area
Besides the residents of Wilmington, N.C., many different types of insects have decided to claim our region as their home. We’ve already alerted you about fall army worms. Here are some other insects working away at your grass:
- Mole crickets
- Chinch bugs
- Spittle bugs
- Ground pearls
- Sod web worms
- Leaf hoppers
Steps to Treat Damaged Grass
If your once beautifully manicured lawn is looking under the weather, insect damage may be the cause. In these cases, you’ll probably notice signs of weakness including yellow blotches. To offer first aid, here are the steps to take:
- Identify the correct insect species
- Select the appropriate insecticide
- Treat your lawn immediately
Some of the insecticides for treating insect-damaged grass include:
If you apply Talstar several times, you’ll have a good chance of getting mole crickets under control. Be sure to follow the instructions for the best results.
Reliable Information From the “Sod Father”
Are you confused about how to treat insects and protect your lawn? The “Sod Father” can help. Customers at Superior Sod & Garden Supplies turn to us for answers because of our extensive experience with turf production (see pictures).
Owner Don Curtis graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor of science degree in:
- Turf grasses
- Specialty crops
In addition, he has firsthand experience growing and caring for sod properly.
Contact Us With More Questions About Protecting Your Lawn
Do you have more questions about getting insects under control? Would you like to learn about the best ways to treat damaged grass? Contact Superior Sod & Garden Supplies today!