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Sod University is a rich resource for the lawn and garden enthusiast and includes educational content, interactive tools, and expert insights on all things lawn care.  Research and science continue to drive the turfgrass industry, but it is the desire to have the best looking yard that fuels our passion.

If you share our passion and want to learn more about providing what your lawn and garden needs in ways that have a reduced impact on the environment, then Sod University is for you.

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Why is Carbon Important to Your Lawn?
Why is Carbon Important to Your Lawn?
Along with nitrogen and oxygen, carbon is one of the essential building blocks of all organic life. Like plants and ...
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Palmetto® St. Augustine Grass Sets Industry Records and Continues to Grow
Palmetto® St. Augustine Grass Sets Industry Records and Continues to Grow
Palmetto® St. Augustine Grass Sets Industry Records and Continues to Grow Palmetto® St. Augustine started in Central Florida as a ...
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EMPIRE Maintenance Quiz
EMPIRE Maintenance Quiz
EMPIRE Turf Zoysia Challenge: Quiz & Prize Do you know how to take care of your EMPIRE zoysiagrass like a ...
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Bringing a Cool Season Sports Grass to "Hot-Lanta": Georgia Tech Baseball Upgrades to HGT Bluegrass
Bringing a Cool Season Sports Grass to “Hot-Lanta”: Georgia Tech Baseball Upgrades to HGT Bluegrass
Chris May is the Director of Athletic Grounds and Turf Maintenance at Georgia Tech. When he began mulling over the ...
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Identifying Common Lawn Weeds
Identifying Common Lawn Weeds
It has been said that ‘a weed is a plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered’. This is a ...
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Earth Day: Environmental Impacts of Artificial vs. Natural Turfgrass
Earth Day: Environmental Impacts of Artificial vs. Natural Turfgrass
April 22nd is commonly celebrated as Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate the environmental impact our industry has ...
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Fertilizer Basics: Understanding a Fertilizer Label
Fertilizer Basics: Understanding a Fertilizer Label
Things can get kind of difficult when you’re faced with understanding a fertilizer label. It’s important to make the right ...
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Latitude 36 & Northbridge Bermudagrass: Breeder Profile
Latitude 36 & Northbridge Bermudagrass: Breeder Profile
Dr. Yanqi Wu was the co-recipient of the 2018 Breeders Award, presented by the Turfgrass Breeders Association, for his part ...
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How Many Square Feet are on a Pallet of Sod?
How Many Square Feet are on a Pallet of Sod?
Here at Sod U, we are often asked, "How many square feet are on a pallet of sod?" The answer ...
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The First Mow of the Spring for EMPIRE
The First Mow of the Spring for EMPIRE
One of the most important guidelines for maintaining healthy EMPIRE Turf and other Zoysia Japonica lawns is proper mowing. Sod ...
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Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips
Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips
Spring is right around the corner! Are you prepared to care for your lawn this spring? Below are some short ...
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Five Illuminating Landscape Ideas
Five Illuminating Landscape Ideas
We often give the advice that when you’re ready to take your property to the next level with landscape lighting, ...
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