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“Which grass is best for shade?” is one of our most frequently-asked questions. Shade is one of the most challenging landscape issues. All turfgrass varieties are grown in full sun so transplanting them to a shady area is a big shock. Sod Solutions has top-ranked......

Turfgrass areas account for a large portion of urban and suburban landscapes, beautifying millions of home lawns and providing safe playing surfaces for hundreds of thousands of athletic fields, outdoor recreation facilities and golf courses around the country. As the turfgrass industry continues to grow,......

Turf grasses used on golf courses traditionally are tough, fast-repairing varieties that can withstand a lot of traffic. Golf course grasses often differ by region based on how the grass stands up to heat or cold. Several studies by leading research universities rank Celebration Bermudagrass®......

Today’s wide range of natural turf options can make specifying grass for commercial projects a real challenge. All grass is not created equal and there are numerous variables to be considered, especially when specifying projects like parks, senior living communities or public buildings. Beyond the......

It’s wintertime, which typically means less maintenance of zoysia grass. The grass should be dormant, which protects it from cold temperatures and winterkill that affects many other varieties of turf grass. But cold weather can make existing problems worse for zoysia grass, so here are......

Real estate professionals will tell you that curb appeal is crucial when trying to sell a home. A lush green lawn is the best way to make the entire exterior of a home look inviting. Whether you’re a homebuilder or a homeowner, or you professionally......

Hurricane Matthew dumped several inches of rain onto parts of Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and southeastern Virginia in early October. But in the weeks since, there has been very little precipitation with drought conditions worsening in many parts of the Southeast. In the Florida panhandle,......

The Turf Logistics Team is proud to announce the release of our latest version of Turf Logistics. Our team has been hard at work gathering ideas and gaining input from a number of farms to better our already cutting edge system. We know that all......

In late August, about 20 Texas Celebration Bermudagrass producers gathered for a growers meeting in downtown Houston.  Growers representing about 70% of the state’s Celebration production were on hand to hear the marketing strategies currently being employed; an update on production acres, average selling price......

Over 800 landscape professionals were in attendance at the NC State Field Day on August 10th to witness a historic day for the NC State turfgrass breeding program. A check in the amount of $321,984 was presented to the university by Turf Research North Carolina, a......

The 2016 HGT producers’ meeting was held on Thursday, August 11 in Chicago, IL. Eleven producers, representing almost 80 % of the HGT production acres in the Upper Midwest Region, were on hand to hear the latest marketing strategies, presented by Christian Broucqsault. Also attending......

Celebration Bermudagrass took Rio by storm in 2014 grassing six stadiums during soccer’s World Cup.  Two years later, Celebration got the world’s attention again at the Summer Olympic Games.  Celebration was on the fields of five soccer venues this time; the equestrian facility, the rugby field......

Delta Bluegrass and Evergreen Turf are adding some new grass varieties to their portfolio.  Both farms have licensed for Latitude 36 and NorthBridge Bermudagrasses.  The two varieties, developed by Oklahoma State University, are popping up all across the country and they are red-hot on the......

In late June, the MLS Houston Dynamo decided to switch out the grass surface in BBVA Compass Stadium and install Celebration Bermudagrass. The Dynamo needed a playing surface with more durability and Celebration fit the bill due to its top-rated wear tolerance.  Celebration repairs faster than......

Two new courses on the East Coast have added Sunday Ultradwarf Bermudagrass greens this summer.  The first, ChiChi Rodriguez Golf Club, named after and run at the swashbuckling golfer’s academy campus in Clearwater, Florida.  It is a par-69 track featuring more than 70 sand traps and......

Tradeshow season part two is in the fall months.  Right now is busy season at work in the turfgrass world.  So shows have slowed a bit in the warmer months but our field staff has been all over the country, using this time to visit producers and......

The EMPIRE Turf spring radio campaign was a success.  Now the fall campaign is set to get underway. EMPIRE Turf commercials will run for 6 weeks in five markets across the state.  Listen for them coming soon.   Market Station Format Gainesville WSKY-FM News/Talk Gainesville WTRS-FM......

In June, our team at Sod Solutions attended the ACC Sports Turf Managers meetings in Atlanta held at Georgia Tech.  Showcased on the field at Bobby Dodd Stadium was the newly installed Latitude 36 Bermudagrass.  With Latitude’s cold tolerance, they are hoping to overseed very......

On July 22, 2016 Sod Solutions presented to AV Homes an education seminar on Empire Turf.  AV Homes is a massive homebuilder in the Orlando, Florida area that develops large scale neighborhoods. Many of their developments use EMPIRE Turf, the Proven Zoysia Grass, exclusively.  AV......

Our two monthly featured AmpAgronomy line products are Replenish 911 and Macro Micro. Replenish 911 is designed for resodding, resprigging and reseeding on sod farms where disturbed soils lack the nutrients required for fast establishment. It also enhances the health and vigor of shrubs and flowering plants.......

Sod Solutions attended the Southeastern Conference sports turf managers convention in June at the University of Missouri. Sod Solutions was well represented and our grass footprint in the conference continues to grow. At Texas A&M, Latitude 36 Bermudagrass is doing well on the Aggies baseball......