Comparative chart of turfgrass grown for sod at Spring Valley Sod Farm
|Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda||Raleigh St. Augustine||Meyer Z-52 Zoysia|
|Area Adapted||Throughout||Throughout||Transition zone and south|
|Soil pH||Wide Range||Wide Range||Wide Range|
|Texture||Med. – Fine||Med. – Fine||Med. – Course|
|Tolerance to:||Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda||Raleigh St. Augustine||Meyer Z-52 Zoysia|
|Levels of Maintenance||High||High||Moderate|
|Major Use||Golf courses
Lawns, sports fields
Measuring and Ordering
Sod is sold by the yard. To figure how much sod you may need you must use this formula:
(width x length = square feet) divided by 9 = square yard.
Preparation of the area is very important. The soil must be level to prevent water holes. The soil must be 1″ below any driveways, sidewalks or curbs. You must incorporate a starter fertilizer such as 10-20-20 @ 10 lbs per 1,000 square feet. A soil sample will determine the ph of your soil. Ph is very important because turf grass must have a neutral ph level to intake nutrients properly. The soil conservation service should give you more information on taking soil samples.