New video coming soon about installation of sod

Hello everyone hope you are enjoying the autumn weather, well it still feels like summer but it should be starting to cool down in the next few weeks which will be a great time to plant sod for a beautiful new lawn to make your yard look perfect.

This week we will be producing a video with Virtual Tours of Wilmington on the correct procedures for installing sod we hope to have the video posted here and on our You Tube Channel by October 22. This will be very instructive and informative so please check back to watch it and of course we are always available to answer your questions pertaining to sod so don’t hesitate to stop by and see us in Ogden – behind the Habitat for Humanity Restore.

We hope to see you soon!

Autumn is upon us, we have advice for your lawn

Hi folks we are wanting everyone to know that sodding in the fall and through the winter is very fine. The sods will knit down until the soil temperature reaches a low of 47 degrees. It will require many cold nights for our soils here in Southeastern NC to reach that temperature. And even after that you can lay totally dormant sod (there is root activity) on soils that are even frozen. The sod will simply lay there – stopping the mud and dust from coming in your home and stopping any erosion. By mid April, the dormant sods will “wake up” and start showing new leaf growth. This is the time to fertilize as well. Do NOT apply a pre-emergent fertilizer for weeds until the following fall. Mowing will remove most winter time annuals and spring time weeds.

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.