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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.


12 Days of Christmas Gifts for the Lawn and Garden Lover

We assembled a spectacular lists of Christmas gifts in all shapes and sizes for every lawn lover out there.

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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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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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Chinch Bug And Pen Size Comparison

How to Identify and Treat Chinch Bugs in Florida St. Augustine Lawns

Different grasses are prone to certain insects. Zoysia, for example, tends to […]

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How To Make Grass Plugs Spread Faster

How to Make Grass Plugs Spread Faster

Grass plugs and sod pods are becoming increasingly more and more popular […]

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Grass Blades In Summer Heat Sunshine Lawn

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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How to Care for New Sod

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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Grass Plugs Growth Progress

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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Spectracide Weed Stop For Lawns Plus Crabgrass Killer Product And Weed Close Up

How to Use Spectracide Weed Stop For Lawns Plus Crabgrass Killer for Weed Control

Spectracide Weed Stop is a broad spectrum post-emergent herbicide that kills over 470 weeds including crabgrass.

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Five Illuminating Landscape Ideas

Outdoor lighting adds a beautification factor that can set a mood and truly make a home stand out while adding value to the property.

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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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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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Grass And Soil Close Up

Are Micronutrients Missing From Your Lawn Care Program?

Micronutrients are overlooked in lawn fertilization, but many don’t know that the right micronutrients can play big dividends.

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Front Yard Home Lawn Flowers

Great Landscaping Improves the Value of Your Home

Without question, the first thing a prospective homebuyer notices is your lawn and the overall landscaping and maintenance.

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Hot Spot In Grass

Eliminating Unattractive Hot Spots in Your Lawn

Ever notice an area of your lawn that exhibits drought stress, while all around that area the grass looks healthy and lush?

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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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Aeration Aerating The Grass

Does Your Lawn Need Aeration?

Want to know more about when to aerate your lawn? Find out all things about aeration with our aeration guide.

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