Selection Process

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
Drought Excellent Good Good
Salt Good Good Good
Shade Poor Good-Fair Good-Fair
Wear Excellent Excellent Good
Nematodes Fair Fair Good
Levels of Maintenance High High Moderate
Major Use Golf courses
Lawns, sports fields
Lawns,
commercial sites
Lawns,
commercial sites

 

Measuring and Ordering

Using the formula below, you can determine how much sod you need to purchase. Our sod is sold by the yard.

(width x length = square feet)

Square feet divided by 9 = square yard.

 

Preparation

Proper planning of the area where you will be laying the sod is key to achieving the turf you desire. Begin by leveling the soil, ensuring it is at least 1 inch below any driveway, sidewalk, or curb. The incorporation of a starter fertilizer (E.g.: 10-20-20, used at 10 lbs. per 1,000 square feet) is another essential step to preparing your property for sod. Once prepared, take a soil sample and have the PH tested. Turf requires a neutral PH level in order to properly absorb the nutrients it needs to grow. If you need more information on collecting and testing a soil sample, consult with the soil conservation service.