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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.

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When Can I Apply Weed Control Products to My New Sod?

A frequently asked question new lawn owners ask is, “When can I apply weed control products to my new sod? Find out in this article.

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New Lawn Frequently Asked Questions

New Lawn Frequently Asked Questions

Find homeowners’ new sod frequently asked questions in this list of 20+ insightful questions and answers about new sod.

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What is Sod?

Sod is grass held together with a small amount of soil underneath for the roots to hold onto until transitioned to a permanent location.

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When is the Best Time to Lay Sod in Florida?

Many wonder when is the best time to lay sod in Florida. Learn more with this step-by-step guide and helpful tips.

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How to Plant Grass After Construction

If you’re like us at Sod University, a new lawn and garden is full of possibilities for new beginnings and landscape projects.

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The Benefits of Laying Sod in the Winter

Winter may seem like the wrong time to lay sod—but for many states, it’s a totally safe time to install new grass.

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What Kind of Grass Do I Have?

Our step-by-step instructions and Turfgrass Identification Guide will help you figure out what kind of grass you have in no time.

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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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Celebration Bermuda Newly Sodded Grass Lawn

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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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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Easy Tips for Planting Grass Seed

Are you thinking about planting grass seed in your lawn? Our tips will help you successfully planting seed for various landscape projects.

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Tips for Selecting the Right Grass for My Lawn

There’s more to thinking about what you want in a new lawn before selecting a type of grass just because it’s affordable and looks good.

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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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Celebration Bermuda Grass Home Lawn In Southern Texas

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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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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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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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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Leveling Your Soil and Preparing for Installation

Having a leveled lawn makes it easier for new grass roots to penetrate deeply and evenly, allowing for a beautiful, lush lawn.

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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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The Best Grass for the Carolinas

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

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Palmetto St Augustine Home Lawn Pool Shade

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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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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Soil Moist Granules For Grass Plugs

How to Use Soil Moist Granules with Grass Plugs

Soil Moist Granules are a cost effective solution that help to cut waterings by half and reduce transplant shock due to moisture loss.

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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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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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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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When to Mow Newly Installed Sod

Mowing at a proper height and at the right time can make a big difference in the overall success of establishment of your new sod.

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When to Fertilize Newly Installed Sod

One of the biggest questions we get from homeowners is when to apply fertilizer after installing sod. Read more in this Sod U article.

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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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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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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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Fungus On New Sod

How to Detect and Treat Fungus in Newly Laid Sod

Newly establishing sod requires an intense watering schedule that often leads to disease outbreaks. Learn how to manage this common issue.

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When to Use Sod, Plugs or Seed

There are certain questions you should ask yourself before making a decision to purchase sod, plugs or seed. Get a better understanding of when to use each.

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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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Tips for Your Next Sod Job

Sod U discusses helpful tips for the next time you install sod in your yard. Learn from our mistakes so your next sod job goes more smoothly.

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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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How to Seed Your Lawn

In the past, Sod University has discussed that fall is the optimum […]

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How to Choose a Sod Installation Company: What to Look For

Have you decided to have your sod installed professionally? Before you choose a company to do the job, check out this Sod U post.

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How to Use Sod Cutters When Sod Needs Removal

Sod cutters come in various forms and you can avoid back-breaking drudgery by choosing the best method for your job at the outset.

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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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Fall Fungus In Lawn Green Up

Beware of Late Fall Fungus in Warm Season Lawns

Fungus is more prevalent in the early summer months when southern lawns experience the combination of warm temperatures, consistently wet conditions, and high humidity.

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

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

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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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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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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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