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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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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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Five Great Lawn Care Books To Add To Your Library
Five Great Lawn Care Books To Add To Your Library
Many Sod U readers are have asked us for recommendations on lawn care books that contain solid, helpful information. The ...
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Soil Management for Lawns
Soil Management for Lawns
Have you ever heard of the saying that you are what you eat? The same can be said for your ...
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Lawn Disease Control
Lawn Disease Control
If you see concentrated areas of damage in your lawn, you first need to recognize what is causing the damage: ...
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Weed Control
Weed Control
A weed is a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with other cultivated plants or ...
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Lawn Insect Control
Lawn Insect Control
If you see concentrated areas of damage in your lawn, you first need to recognize what is causing the damage: ...
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Irrigation
Irrigation
On average, the typical lawn needs about one inch of water per week during the active growing season; this can ...
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Lawn Mowing Guide
Lawn Mowing Guide
Regularly mowing your lawn promotes vertical growth and lateral density; it also provides the manicured look you desire. However, not ...
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St. Augustine Stolon
What are Stolons and Rhizomes?
Understanding the definition of a stolon and how it differs from a rhizome is crucial when learning about how creeping ...
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Reel vs. Rotary Mower
Reel vs. Rotary Mowers: Which to Pick?
When it comes to purchasing a new lawn mower, homeowners are often faced with the decision of choosing between a ...
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