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.

Our customers are loving their new Empire Zoysia Lawns!

I have been buying sod from Don and Al for close to twenty years. Over that span I have found Don and Al and the entire Superior Sod crew to be professional in all aspects of turf sales. I know that these two fine gentlemen will always do everything they can to provide me the sod I need when I need it. Look no further. You have found your sod supplier for Southeastern North Carolina!

 

Ryan Wells told us that he was very grateful for our suggestions and thorough advice.    He is thrilled with his new lawn. His pictures show how well he prepared his soil prior to installing his new Empire and the finished product.This is the first lawn he ever installed.

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My new back yard

My Beautiful Lawn”  was sent to us by Glynda  Patemotte .   She is extremely pleased with changing out her old grass and weeds to our Empire Zoysia.   This lawn is 2 weeks old.

 

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.

Thinking about planting new Sod?

Look no further than this fantastic product which we sell at our terminal in Ogden

EMPIRE Turf is a Zoysia grass that has truly raised the bar for warm season turf grass. EMPIRE sod combines soft to the touch feel with lush green color and fine, tight blade growth. Visually, EMPIRE is an extremely attractive turf grass for any landscaping job. Homeowners and Property Managers also appreciate its many maintenance, environmental, and cost saving advantages.
You might not expect a turf grass as soft as EMPIRE to be so 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 varieties of Zoysia grass, once established. In addition EMPIRE’s slower vertical growth and natural chinch bug and chemical resistances mean that your lawn will require less maintenance, mowing, and water than other types of warm season turf grass. 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 all areas in North Carolina. EMPIRE Turf is one of the few grasses rated to perform well in all zones, and it can thrive in varying soils and climatic conditions.

Durable enough for professional use, EMPIRE is also a favorite of golf courses, theme parks, master planned communities, office complexes and other commercial areas.

Long Leaf Pine Straw

Fresh Load of Awesome Long Leaf Pine Straw!

We will continually have in stock 400 Bales of Fresh Long Leaf Pine Straw.

The 400 bales of Long Leaf Pine Straw will ALWAYS be fresh, will have air movement to provide for a dry environment which will maintain the maximum reddish color. As always leaves and sticks do not exist for 99% of our bales. AND THIS IS LONG LEAF PINE STRAW – NOT SLASH!  THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE!

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Superior Long Leaf Pine Straw

Spring is here!! Celebrate by getting out in your yard and making you envrionment the best it can be! Pine Straw is a fabulous inexpensive mulch and is easy to transport and install.

Stop in at Surperior Sod in Ogden to get you fresh pine straw.

If you need an order of 50 bales or more call us so we can make sure we have enough on hand and if we don’t we will get it for you ASAP!

New Spring 2013 Arrival of Sabal Palm Trees!

Sable Palms at Superior Sod in Wilmington

Spring Arrival Sable Palms from 8 ft to 15 ft , booted and slick!

This wonderful species of Sabal Palm Trees is native to North Carolina, on Bald Head Island you can find them six to 8 feet tall. Bringing these specimens in from from Florida allows us to provide you with a quality Sabal Palm anywhere from 4 foot to 30 foot tall.

Call us at 910-443-0596 (Big Al) to select what you would like to make your landscaping truly magnificient and we will arrange for the installation.  Prices start at $160.

 

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.

Thanks to all of our customers that have called and emailed us about our new website!

We are so grateful to have wonderful customers and we appreciate all the nice feedback on our new website and we promise to keep you posted with new product arrivals and ways to care for you lawns.

Just an update we have sold almost all of the palm trees that we got in a few weeks ago please call or email us if you would like us to hold one for you.

We are currently working on some videos and hope to have them on our site soon.

Have a great rest of the summer!

Come to Superior Sod on Friday July 20 and watch the Palm Trees get unloaded

On Friday we are getting a delivery of 40 Palmetto palm trees  we will have sizes     8 foot to 14 foot. These palm trees will look great in your yard and they will go fast  so come on in a get a few for your landscape.

come on in and get a palm tree

Palmetto Palm Trees being delivered to our growing center in Wilmington North Carolina

Come to Superior Sod for the best Palm Trees