Welcome to Sod University

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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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Autumn Fallen Leaves
Autumn’s Fallen Leaves: How To Manage Them
Many are excited to finally welcome fall’s brisk temperatures and the changing colors outdoors. Autumn’s first leaves are beginning to ...
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Using Wood Chips or Pine Straw
Mulch vs. Pine Straw
A simple guide to decide whether wood chips or pine straw is right for your yard featuring a comparison chart ...
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CitraBlue St. Augustine
The Process of Breeding a New Turfgrass Variety
Dr. Kenworthy offers some insight into the turfgrass breeding process and his newest turfgrass variety, CitraBlue St. Augustine ...
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irrigation
All Things Irrigation
Irrigation is not a new invention. In fact, the first irrigation technology can be traced to ancient civilizations. Over the ...
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shrubs
How to Properly Plant Trees and Shrubs
An essential component to any beautiful yard is a collection of well maintained, wisely chosen trees and shrubs. An article ...
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Grasses on High Profile Sports Fields: the 2019 Football Season is Upon Us!
Grasses on High Profile Sports Fields: the 2019 Football Season is Upon Us!
Many sports lovers and players hardly think about one of the biggest key factors that goes into game performance—the fields ...
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sod calculator
How Do I Know How Much Sod I Need for My Yard?
After determining that your lawn needs new grass, it’s time to measure how much sod to order. Using the standard method, ...
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insect, pest control
Insect Identification
The summer (think: live outside, cookout, play in the grass) season is here.  There are so many great things about ...
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micronutrients
Are Micronutrients Missing From Your Lawn Care Program?
Micronutrients are an often overlooked aspect of lawn fertilization, but many people don't know that the right micronutrients can pay ...
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landscaping
Great Landscaping Improves the Value of Your Home
Research confirms what many of us already intuitively believe. First impressions of any sort of matter in a big way. This ...
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Hot Spot
Eliminating Unattractive Hot Spots in Your Lawn
Ever notice an area of your lawn that, for unknown reasons, exhibits drought stress; i.e., the leaf blades start to ...
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How to Get Your Newly Sodded Lawn Off to a Healthy Start
How to Get Your Newly Sodded Lawn Off to a Healthy Start
Congratulations on your newly sodded lawn. If you are like most homeowners, you have entered into the “now what” stage ...
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