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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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How to Manage a Chinch Bug Infestation
How to Manage a Chinch Bug Infestation
The southern chinch bug is the most common one found throughout the Southeast. It will also be the focus of ...
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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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Good Riddance, Ragweed
Good Riddance, Ragweed
This broadleaf weed is easy to identify based on its hairy, fern-like leaves that are green and feathery in appearance ...
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A Not-So-Difficult Irrigation Audit Guide
A Not-So-Difficult Irrigation Audit Guide
This week on Sod U, we discuss the practice of performing an irrigation audit, how to achieve desirable results for ...
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How to Get Rid of Grub Worms
How to Get Rid of Grub Worms
As a follow-up to this previous blog, Sod University takes an even deeper look at the grub worm. Once you ...
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EMPIRE Turf Zoysiagrass: Breeder Profile
EMPIRE Turf Zoysiagrass: Breeder Profile
Roberto Gurgel, the Executive Director of Research at Sod Solutions, is from São Paulo, Brazil and is the recognized breeder ...
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What are Sod Plugs and How to Use Them
What are Sod Plugs and How to Use Them
In this week’s blog post on Sod University, we explore some frequently asked questions on sod plugs and how/when to ...
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Love Your Lawn: Sod U's Seven Summer Lawn Blogs
Love Your Lawn: Sod U’s Seven Summer Lawn Blogs
Sod University has an abundance of helpful information to assist you in caring for your lawn and garden this summer ...
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Summer Lawn Maintenance Tips
Summer Lawn Maintenance Tips
Are you ready to care for your lawn this summer? Below are some important summer maintenance tips and guides for ...
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Have You Ever Wondered How Rolled Sod is Harvested and Palletized?
Have You Ever Wondered How Rolled Sod is Harvested and Palletized?
This time of year, it’s not uncommon to be driving down the highway and passing by a truck with hundreds ...
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Why Aeration is More Important and Less Daunting Than You Think
Why Aeration is More Important and Less Daunting Than You Think
Aeration will surely benefit your lawn. Soil compaction stunts root growth and keeps nutrients from getting down into the soil ...
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Controlling Crabgrass in Your Lawn
Controlling Crabgrass in Your Lawn
Crabgrass is a pervasive weed found throughout the continental United States that many lawn owners struggle to control. Appropriately named, ...
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