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Lawn Care Guides consists of blogs focused on lawn care subject matters. From mowing to soil management, this Sod University category covers all of the major questions homeowners frequently ask.

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Turf Colorant: A Great Option for Maintaining Winter Color in Warm Season Lawns

Applying turf colorant is a great option for maintaining winter color during winter dormancy in warm season lawns.

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Winterizing Your Lawn Mower

With winter months ahead, it is important to consider taking time and preventative care for your gas-powered lawn mower.

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Autumn’s Fallen Leaves: How To Manage Them

As the autumn season is still in its early stages, now is the time to be thinking about how you will handle the leaves.

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St. Augustine vs. Bermuda Grass

Turf Wars: St. Augustine vs. Bermuda Grass

Learn about the differences between St. Augustine and bermuda grass in Sod University’s next edition of Turf Wars.

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How to Make Your Grass Greener

Read about a few ticks and trips you can use to make your lawn greener without help from a landscape professional.

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All About Palmetto St. Augustine Sod

With more than two billion sq. ft. sold, Palmetto® St. Augustine is the most sold patented turfgrass in the world.

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Popular Bermuda Grass Varieties in the Carolinas

Bermuda grasses flourish in the South while also having the ability to withstand cooler temperatures in North Carolina.

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How Many Square Feet On A Pallet Of Sod

How Many Square Feet are on a Pallet of Sod?

We are often asked, “How many square feet are on a pallet of sod?” Learn more in this Sod University blog.

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All About St. Augustine Sod

Learn about the history and characteristics of St. Augustine grass as well as maintenance and care tips for it.

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Palmetto Versus Floratam St Augustine Turf Wars

Turf Battles: Palmetto vs. Floratam St. Augustine

Many of us lawn lovers enjoy making the most of our outdoor […]

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Zoysia Versus Bermuda Grass Turf Wars

Turf Wars: Zoysia vs. Bermuda Grass

Sod University looks at the generic differences between zoysia and bermuda grasses and how they compare to one another.

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EMPIRE Lawn Gulf Coast

The Best Grass for the Gulf Coast

With gorgeous beaches and beautiful, year-long weather, it’s no wonder many enjoy […]

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How to Properly Water Your Lawn During the Summer

Too much water can result in disease outbreaks while too litter water can result in drought stress. Properly water your lawn with these tips.

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How to Get Your Newly Sodded Bermuda Grass Off to a Healthy Start

Congratulations on your bermuda lawn. The manner in which you nurture your it during its first six weeks is critical to its future health.

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A Not-So-Difficult Irrigation Audit Guide

Learn about how an irrigation audit helps achieve desirable results for your lawn and find out which adjustments you may need to make.

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Weed Control in Your Bermuda Grass Lawn

While weed control may seem overwhelming, there are simple ways to control and prevent all types of weeds in your bermuda grass lawn.

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How to Help Your Lawn Beat the Summer Heat

The summer heat can not only be tough on you—it can be tough on your lawn as well. Be prepared to help your lawn beat the summer heat.

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Summer Lawn Maintenance Tips

It’s time to get outside and enjoy the summer air! Show off your beautiful lawn when friends and family come over for a barbecue or poolside.

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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Zoysia Lawn

With increasing outdoor temperatures comes changing soil conditions. Get your zoysia lawn ready for summer this year with these tips.

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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your St. Augustine Lawn

Summer is here! With public distributions of the COVID-19 vaccine, most of […]

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Summer Maintenance Tips Bermuda Grass Lawn Mower

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Bermuda Grass Lawn

Summer is almost here! Help your bermuda grass perform at its best as temperatures rise and soil conditions alter.

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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Centipede Lawn

As the summer gets closer, your centipede grass’s needs change. Get everything your lawn needs with these compiled summer maintenance tips.

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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Bluegrass or Fescue Lawn

Get your bluegrass or fescue lawn in tip-top shape for summer this year with Sod University’s Summer Maintenance Tips.

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The Best St. Augustine Grass for Southern Texas

Along with bermuda grass, St. Augustine grass is a highly sought after turfgrass for home lawns in Southern Texas for many reasons.

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The Best Grass for Low Maintenance

Looking to buy sod for your lawn? Sod University lists some of the top-rated turfgrasses for low maintenance.

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The Best Bermuda Grass Seed for Home Lawns

Lawnifi Bermudagrass Seed is an elite bermuda grass seed that offers exceptional turf quality and density once filled in.

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How to Get Your Newly Sodded Zoysia Off to a Healthy Start

Read about the proper establishment process for zoysia grass after an installation project has been completed.

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How to Get Your Newly Sodded St. Augustine Off to a Healthy Start

The manner in which you nurture your new St. Augustine sod during its establishment determines its future health.

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The Best Paspalum Grass Seed for Home Lawns

Available under the Lawnifi product line, Lawnifi Paspalum Seed is the newest and best seeded seashore paspalum on the market.

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Annual Perennial Comparison

Annual vs. Perennial Ryegrass Seed

Learn about some of the key distinctions between annual and perennial ryegrass so that you know when it’s most ideal to use each.

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The Best Centipede Grass Seed for Home Lawns

One of Sod Solutions’ best selections for centipede seed is a new product called Lawnifi Santee Centipede Seed.

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Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips

Spring is here! Get outside and enjoy the sunshine with the spring lawn maintenance tips we’ve included in this week’s Sod U article.

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Spring Maintenance Bluegrass And Fescue Home Lawn

Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Bluegrass or Fescue Lawn

Take proper care of your bluegrass or fescue lawn as temperatures begin to rise and soil conditions change.

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Spring Maintenance Centipede Grass Home Lawn

Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Centipede Grass Lawn

This Sod U article compiles a list of spring lawn care tips to help your centipede grass lawn flourish into the warmer months ahead.

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Popular Bermuda Grass Varieties in Southern Texas

There are a few excellent bermuda grasses available for southern Texas homeowners. Read about some of the top options that we recommend.

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How to Keep St. Augustine Out of EMPIRE Zoysia Lawns

Keep St. Augustine from growing into your EMPIRE Zoysia lawn with these cultural and chemical treatment tips.

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Spring Maintenance Bermuda Grass Home Lawn

Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Bermuda Grass Lawn

Discover Sod University’s recommended spring maintenance tips for you bermuda grass lawn as temperatures start to rise.

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Lawn Irrigation Guide

The typical lawn needs about one inch of water per week with irrigation or natural rainfall. Learn basic homeowner irrigation practices.

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Spring Maintenance St Augustine Grass Home Lawn

Spring Maintenance Tips for Your St. Augustine Lawn

This Sod U article compiles a list of spring lawn care tips to help your St. Augustine flourish into the warmer months ahead.

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Popular St. Augustine Grass Varieties in the Carolinas

St. Augustine grasses have been a favorite in the Carolinas due to their versatility and ability to withstand the ever-varying conditions.

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Spring Maintenance Zoysia Grass Home Lawn

Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Zoysia Lawn

This Sod U article compiles a list of spring lawn care tips to help your zoysia flourish into the warmer months ahead.

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How to Get Your Newly Sodded Lawn Off to a Healthy Start

Congratulations on your new lawn. The manner in which you nurture your new sod during its first six weeks is critical to its future health.

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St Augustine Grass In Florida Home Lawn

Popular St. Augustine Grass Varieties in Florida

CitraBlue, Palmetto, Seville, Floratam, Bitterblue and ProVista St. Augustine are some of the most popular grasses that thrive in Florida.

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How to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring in 12 Simple Steps

There are still a few projects you can complete to prepare for the upcoming spring season. Learn how to set your lawn up for success.

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Celebration Bermuda Grass Gulf Coast

Popular Bermuda Grass Varieties

Do you love the look of bermuda grass? Read more about the most popular and best performing bermuda grass varieties available.

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Popular Bermuda Grass Varieties in Florida

Although St. Augustine is the more commonly found type of grass in Florida, bermuda grass is also a top contender for Floridian lawn lovers.

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Girl Tree Swinging Lawn And Water Carolinas

The Best Grass for the Carolinas

If you live in the Carolinas and you’re looking to install grass […]

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Blue House Winter Dormant Grass

Winter Lawn Maintenance Tips

Although it is now winter, your grass is not dead! Maintenance practices are reduced right now, but your lawn still needs to be cared for.

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The Best Grass for Shade in Atlanta

Sod University lays out some of the top contending turfgrass selections for shade tolerance in the Atlanta market.

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Best Grasses In California Sunset Lawn Landscape

The Best Grass for Southern California

With the multiple grass varieties available to the Southern California homeowner, many […]

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Palmetto St Augustine Shade Tolerance Lawn

The Best Grass for Shade in Florida

Check out the top three turfgrasses we recommend for shady conditions in the state of Florida in this Sod University blog.

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Popular Zoysia Varieties in Florida

Sod U highlights the most popular zoysia varieties not only found in the state of Florida, but that will thrive in its complex climates.

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When is the Best Time to Plant Grass Seed?

Fall is the best time of year for cool season varieties whereas spring is the best time of year for warm season varieties.

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Zoysia Vs St Augustine Grass

Turf Wars: Zoysia vs. St. Augustine

Sod University looks at the generic differences between zoysia and St. Augustine grasses and how they compare to one another.

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The Best Grass for Shade in the Carolinas

If you are wondering how to grow grass in shade, check out the top three grasses we recommend for shady conditions in the Carolinas.

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The Best Grass for Low Maintenance in Southern Texas

If you are looking to have the best lawn, look no further than our roundup of best low maintenance grasses for South Texas.

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Popular Zoysia Varieties in the Carolinas

Sod University lists some of the most popular zoysiagrass varieties for North and South Carolina home lawns.

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Two Girls And Dog Laying On Empire Zoysia Grass Lawn

EMPIRE: The Zoysia Grass Designed for Florida

EMPIRE® Zoysia, The Proven Zoysia Grass®, has been the standard across Florida home lawns for over 20 years.

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The Best Grass for Low Maintenance in Atlanta

Sod University talks about some of the high quality, low maintenance turfgrass selections in the Atlanta markets.

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How to Thicken Your Lawn

Achieving a thick, healthy lawn isn’t all that difficult—a few maintenance alterations can easily lead to a beautiful home landscape.

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When is the Best Time to Plant Grass Plugs?

As grass plugs have become one of the most popular products, many have began asking when the best time to plant grass plugs is.

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Popular Zoysia Varieties

Zoysia is one of the most popular types of warm season grasses so homeowners are often excited to hear about the different options available.

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The Best Grass for Low Maintenance in the Carolinas

For homeowners in the Carolinas, the type of grass that consists of the lowest maintenance is the best option.

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Fall Maintenance Bluegrass And Fescue Home Lawn

Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Bluegrass or Fescue Lawn

Cool season grasses like fescue and bluegrass undergo different maintenance practices during the fall. Read more in this Sod U blog.

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Fall Maintenance Centipede Home Lawn

Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Centipede Lawn

Centipede lawn maintenance practices change throughout growing seasons. Find out how to make your centipede lawn thrive this fall.

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Fall Maintenance St Augustine Home Lawn

Fall Maintenance Tips for Your St. Augustine Lawn

Fall is here and your St. Augustine lawn requires appropriate maintenance practices during this season. Read more in this Sod U article.

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Fall Maintenance Bermudagrass Home Lawn

Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Bermuda Grass Lawn

With the arrival of the fall season comes changing temperatures and soil conditions. Find out what helps your bermuda grass thrive.

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Fall Maintenance Zoysia Home Lawn

Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Zoysia Lawn

Sod U compiles lawn maintenance tips for your zoysia lawn as fall approaches and we begin to transition to cooler temperatures.

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Fall Lawn Maintenance Tips

Fall is here! Read up on a few fall lawn maintenance tips to help your lawn transition into cooler months ahead.

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Summer Grass Plugs Update

Sod U gives a status update of the grass plugs we planted at our test plot in May of 2019. A year later, the plugs have made great progress.

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The Best Grass for Low Maintenance in Florida

For some Florida homeowners, the grass that consists of the lowest maintenance is the best option. Sod U lists top turfgrass varieties.

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Sod U’s Most FAQs

Sod University has put together a list of our 10 most frequently asked questions with professional responses.

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The Best Grass for Pets

It’s important to understand which grasses are best suited for our four-legged freinds so that your yard can stay healthy.

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What are Grass Plugs and How to Use Them

In this week’s blog post on Sod University, we explore some frequently asked questions on grass plugs and how/when to use them.

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Popular St. Augustine Grass Varieties

St. Augustine is one of the most popular types of warm season grasses so many are excited to hear about the different options available.

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The Best Grass for Florida

Sod Solutions has a few turfgrass cultivars available that will really flourish and thrive in Florida’s tropical climate.

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Close Up Of Citrablue Grass Plug Tray

How to Use Grass Plugs to Test Shade Tolerance

Purchasing grass plugs is a great way to see how well a specific turfgrass will perform in shade before committing to a full order of sod.

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Front Yard Of Empire Zoysia Lawn

Mowing EMPIRE Turf Zoysiagrass with a Rotary Mower

The ideal mowing height for EMPIRE is between one and two inches, but this does not mean you have to purchase a reel mower when installing EMPIRE sod.

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Centipede Grass Field

All About Centipede Sod and Seed

Learn about the history and characteristics of centipede sod and seed. Find out if centipede grass is the right type of sod for you.

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All About Bermuda Grass Sod

Take a deeper dive into the history and characteristics of bermuda grass sod. Find out if bermuda grass is the right type of sod for you.

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Spring Grass Plugs Update

This week, we are checking back in on our CitraBlue St. Augustine and Innovation Zoysiagrass grass plugs with a spring update.

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How to Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring

Dreaming of a beautiful lawn come springtime? Start getting your lawn ready for the transition to warmer temperatures now!

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When to Water Newly Installed Sod

Sod U discusses a watering schedule and the amount of irrigation your newly installed sod should be receiving.

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Geo Zoysia Grass Top View

How to Choose the Right Type of Sod

Knowing the different grass types is the best thing you can do before making an investment and purchasing a new lawn.

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Sod University 2019 Best Of: A Highlight of Sod U’s Most Popular Blogs

Sod University shares our most popular blogs of 2019 covering a variety of lawn and yard care topics over the past year.

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Fall Grass Plugs

Fall Grass Plugs Update

It’s been just six months since we planted our grass plugs at the office and we’re using Lawnifi and keeping them well watered.

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Man Laying Pieces Of Sod New Lawn

When is the Best Time to Lay Sod?

Our tips and tricks for sod installation during the fall, winter, spring and summer will help you successfully lay sod any time of the year.

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Summer Grill Outdoor Patio

Love Your Lawn: Sod University’s Seven Summer Blogs

Find a compilation of our Summer Lawn Maintenance Tips blog and videos to keep your. lawn healthy and thriving all summer long.

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Empire Zoysia Grass Front Yard With Logo

EMPIRE Zoysia Challenge: Quiz & Prize

Do you know how to take care of your EMPIRE zoysiagrass like a lawn professional? Put yourself to the test and enter to win a free EMPIRE hat!

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Empire Zoysia Home Lawn

The First Mow of the Spring for EMPIRE

One of the most important guidelines for maintaining a healthy EMPIRE Turf lawn is proper mowing. Sod Solutions recommends a buzz-cut in mid-March.

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Five Great Lawn Care Books to Add to Your Library

The following list is made up of five books that we would recommend to readers who want to expand their knowledge of lawn and yard care.

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Grass Soil And Roots

Soil Management for Lawns and Gardens

Healthy soil leads to healthy lawns. Learn what you can do to improve your soil and achieve your best lawn with these soil management tips.

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Lawn Mowing Guide

Learn how to choose the right height for your lawn by grass type, choose the right blade and mow at the right time.

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What are Stolons and Rhizomes?

Knowing the difference between stolons and rhizomes helps you understand how creeping grasses propagate, spread, and recover.

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There’s No Such Thing as St. Augustine Seed!

Wondering why you can’t find St. Augustine seed? There is no such thing! In fact, it is only vegetatively propagated via sod or plugs.

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Winterizing Your Lawn

Winter is the time of year that many homeowners like to take a break from lawn maintenance, but a healthy lawn requires attention year-round.

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Growing Grass in Shaded Areas

Growing grass in shady conditions is a common challenge for many homeowners. Find out to successfully manage a shady landscape.

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Home Lawn Mulch Installed In Bed

Pine Straw vs. Mulch

Well-designed and maintained beds are one of the most important components of […]

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All Things Irrigation

Whether you’re interested in cutting-edge technology or something more simple, there are irrigation systems that will fit your needs.

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Home Area Neighborhood Top View

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 with our easy to use area calculator.

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Man Composting

Composting 101

Composting is no longer a well-kept secret. Many homeowners have heard about compost piles and compost bins. It’s hard not to these days.

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Close Up Angle Of Zoysia Grass

All About Zoysia Sod

Learn about all the different key characteristics and traits about zoysiagrass as you continue to plan for a new lawn.

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Top View Of Dethatching Grass

Why Dethatching and Aeration Matter

Although it takes some knowledge and a concerted effort, effectively dethatching a lawn is critical to its health and appearance.

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The Language Of Sod

The Language of Sod 101

Learn the Language of Sod and all of the key terms worth knowing including cool season grass, warm season grass, cultivation and more!

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Sod Farm Pallets Harvesting

Why Sod?

Seven reasons why sod is the main source of grass considered by golf course superintendents, landscape architects, homeowners and more.

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Palmetto St Augustine Grass Home Lawn Shade Tree

Choosing the Right Grass for Shade

Sod University discusses some of the best shade tolerant warm season turfgrass varieties such as Palmetto and CitraBlue St. Augustine.

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The Difference Between Warm and Cool Season Turfgrass Varieties

When choosing a grass, it is important to have a good understanding of warm season vs. cool season turfgrass varieties.

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