Following are a variety of turfgrass resources
If you have questions about which of our premium turfgrasses are right for your project, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We are happy to share our more than 40 years of combined experience.
NC State University TurfFiles
TurfFiles provides turfgrass information to homeowners, students, extension personnel and professional turfgrass managers. Funding for this site is provided by the Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education, the Turfgrass Council of North Carolina and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. Information available on this site is provided by faculty and staff in the Departments of Crop and Soil Sciences, Entomology and Plant Pathology, and Horticultural Science at NC State University.
- ALL Sods need to be irrigated everyday for the first 2 weeks after you lay it. Check it to be sure it stays moist at all times. This may require irrigating more times per day depending on weather.
- For Zoysia, Bermuda, and Centipede: After first 2 weeks, you need to irrigate 2 times a week in mild temperatures. 90 + degree weather, 3 times a week.
- For Fescue: After the first 2 weeks irrigate 3 times per week in mild temperatures. In 90 + degree weather water every day.
- The best time to irrigate is early in the morning. Irrigating late in the evening promotes disease. You want your grass to be dry before the sun goes down.
The Lawn Institute
The Lawn Institute wants to be a part of your journey by providing scientific, fact-based information on the value and management of lawns while at the same time funding academic research to advance the industry. Let’s leverage these delightful moments with the many environmental benefits that lawns contribute to urban and suburban environments worldwide.
DMG Turf Helpful Sod Tips
- DMG Turf turfgrass comes in large rolls (280 sq. ft.) and small rolls (9 sq. ft.)
- Each pallet contains 50 sq. yds. (450 sq. ft.)
- One roll measures 9 sq. ft. (24″ x 54″)
- We deliver 6 or more pallets (sorry, we cannot deliver less than 6 pallets) to locations within our delivery area (typically in the greater Fayetteville, Raleigh, and Greensboro areas)
Growing a lawn from scratch is very economical, but it can be tricky and time-consuming as well. However, laying sod provides many advantages over direct seeding.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of sod is that it provides an instant lawn. You don’t have to wait for the right season for planting or germination and growth. You can install sod in nearly any season as long as the ground is not frozen and it is delivered fully mature and weed-free.
Establishing sod uses less water than growing seed, too, which is good for the environment and your pocketbook. Finally, sod is fast to lay down, giving you beautiful landscaping in a matter of hours instead of months.
Steps to Calculate Sod
To calculate how much sod you need, you need to know how big the area is that you want to cover. Measure the length and width in feet. Plug those numbers into the calculator using the link below and let it do the work for you.