We offer farm fresh local NC sod delivered directly to homeowners at the best prices. We have low delivery prices, and also offer volume discounts. If you need installation, we can help you find a qualified contractor in your area. We utilize the latest University backed research to offer only the very best types of sod , such as Tiftuf Bermuda, Compadre Zoysia, and Pennington Signature Series Fescue sod that excel in piedmont North Carolina. Contact us to discuss what will work best in your particular situation. We firmly believe in clear and upfront pricing, and our NC sod prices are clearly posted on our site.
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What kind of turf is best for my lawn?
Full sun and no irrigation?
Tiftuf, hands down. You will need to water it frequently the first few weeks until it is established.
Fescue or zoysia depending on whether you prefer warm season zoysia or cool season fescue. There is a minimum of 4 hours of direct sunlight for both. If you have 5 hours of sun, Tiftuf is also an option.
It is a close call between Compadre Zoysia, Tiftuf Bermuda, Fescue, and Tifway 419 Bermuda. I would rank them in that order from lowest maintenance to highest.
Compadre zoysia needs less mowing and fertilizing than either fescue, Tiftuf. or Tifway 419. Zoysia has a reduced need for irrigation from fescue, but more than Tiftuf.
Tiftuf needs slightly more mowing than zoysia. It requires little to no irrigation once established on clay or loamy soil. On sandy soil an occasional drink can be useful during extended drought.
Fescue needs moderate attention throughout the year to look its best. It needs the least amount of sunlight, but the highest amount of water, a moderate dose of fertilizer, and often fungicides in the summer.
Tifway 419 is a classic that does best in full sun, with frequent irrigation, fertilization, and mowing.
How do I install sod?
Simply prep the ground, install, and water immediately.
Prep- Till the area to depth of 4" and rake the area smooth. Unless you have a completed a soil test instructing otherwise, apply 1 bag of pelletized lime per 1000 sq ft. Fertilizer recommendations are specific to the type of turf and the time of year. Please ask us for guidance.
Install the sod- Time is the most critical part here. Sod can begin decomposing in hours in warm weather, or last up to a few days in cool weather. Your sod was fresh cut and rushed to you, we advise rushing to get it down and watered as well. Quickly installing the sod will always result in a better finished product. Unroll the turf without overlapping pieces or leaving any gaps. Offsetting the rows in a brick like pattern can help hide the seams where the rolls come together. Begin watering immediately.
Watering- You will need to water the sod immediately after installing, and water daily (or more in extreme heat) for the first two weeks. It is critical that the top layer of soil on the sod does not dry out. The third week start watering every other day until it is firmly rooted in. This usually takes about 3-4 weeks but can vary by season or type of turf. It is normal for sod to fade a little during rooting in. It can be minimized by following these instructions carefully.
How does the ordering process work?
Call or email us several days before you need sod. We will take your information, get you a quote (if needed, our pricing is posted), and arrange payment. Your sod will be picked up or delivered the time that you schedule. Weather will occasionally be an issue but we do all we can do to work around it.