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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.


Dead Spot In Lawn Pink Flowers Spring

Treat Yourself to a Fungus Free Lawn

If you already have fungus, stop what you are doing and go purchase a topical fungicide and treat the area immediately.

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12 Days of Christmas-Gift Ideas for the Lawn and Garden Lover

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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Man Doing Maintenance On Lawn Mower In Winter

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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Fall Time Leaves On Grass Front Lawn

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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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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St Augustine Sod Close Up Grass Blades

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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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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Insect Identification

Insect Identification

Are insects invading your lawn? Arm yourself with knowledge about which species might be present and how to defend your turf.

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Lawn Disease Control

Lawn Disease Control

Lawn fungus and disease can wreak havoc on turfgrass. Learn how to identify, prevent and cure lawn disease.

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Lawn Irrigation Watering Grass With Sprinkler

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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Workers Laying New Sod Pallet

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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Empire Zoysia Grass Large Home Front Yard Florida

EMPIRE Zoysia: Breeder Profile

Roberto Gurgel, the Executive Director of Research at Sod Solutions, is the recognized breeder of EMPIRE Zoysia.

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Latitude 36 Track Field

Latitude 36 & NorthBridge Bermudagrass: Breeder Profile

The following interview shares a little bit about Dr. Wu’s path to Latitude 36 & NorthBridge Bermudagrass research and development.

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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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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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Weed Growing In Lawn Grass Leaves

Weed Control in Your Lawn & Garden

A weed is anything other than your lawn type growing in your lawn that you don’t want to grow there. Learn how to remove weeds with these helpful tips.

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Man Pushing Lawn Mower Yard Kids Toys

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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St Augustine Stolon Growing Into Bare Soil

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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Reel Mower Close Up Fall Leaves

Reel vs. Rotary Mowers

Learn about the differences between a reel and rotary mower along with the various factors a homeowner may consider.

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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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Grass And Leaves Frosted

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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Innovation Zoysia Grass Close Up With Logo

Innovation Zoysiagrass: A New High Quality Variety From Texas A&M and Kansas State

Innovation boasts cold hardiness equal to the current transition zone standard, but features finer leaf texture and better density.

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Home Lawn Shaded Grass Mountains

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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Insect Fire Ant Close Up

Fire Ant Control

The truth is that fire ants are an invasive species and must be dealt with; ignoring a fire ant problem will only allow the issue to worsen.

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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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Irrigation Watering Green Grass Sprinklers

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 Lawn Shrubs Tree Landscaping

How to Properly Plant Trees and Shrubs

We are excited to share with you why trees and shrubs make all the difference in any lawn and how plan for and plant trees and shrubs at home.

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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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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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Insect Close Up Of Mosquito

How to Control Mosquitoes in Your Lawn and Garden

It’s time to reclaim your outdoor living by learning how to control mosquitoes in your lawn and garden for a pest-free landscape.

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Close Up Of Mole In Grass Mound


Moles are ground-dwelling carnivores that can cause your lawn and garden major havoc. These feisty pests eat insects in your lawn.

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Repairing Dog Pee Spots on Your Lawn

Repairing Dog Pee Spots on Your Lawn

More than 90 million dogs live in households in the United States today and cause huge pee spot problems in lawns.

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Buy Sod Online

Buying Sod Online

Yes, you can by the right amount of the right sod and have it quickly delivered without ever having to leave your house.

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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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