Sod Installation

Sod installation is one of the more commonly asked for services. Installation begins with preparing the yard properly. You need to consider many factors including grade, soil condition, current weed issues, bed locations, and any drainage or erosion factors.

Sod types available for our region:

Centipede Sod

  • Centipede is slow growing in height, but a highly aggressive colonizing grass that can be depended upon to produce a good, dense, relatively weed-free turf at low maintenance levels. In spite of its aggressiveness, Centipede is easily controlled and usually requires edging only once a year around walks and flowerbeds.
  • Centipede grasses thrive in full sun, but are tolerant of partial shade.
  • Centipede grasses have a medium texture and medium green colored blades.
  • Centipede grasses are the easiest of all grasses to mow.
  • Centipede grasses do not look scalped if cutting is delayed too long, i.e., excessive growth is removed.


Centipede grasses are environmentally friendly:

  •         They have low fertility requirements and should be fertilized only once a year, or not at all.
  •         They are drought tolerant and green up rapidly after a brief drought, with rainfall or irrigation.

    Centipede grasses are generally more trouble-free than the other grasses if watered properly and fertilized sparingly.
    Centipede grasses are the dominant turfgrasses in the middle to Deep South.

The most common variety of Centipede is TifBlair Centipede Ecograss SOD
TifBlair Centipede sod features at-a-glance:

  •     A turfgrass for full sun to partial shade
  •     TifBlair establishes as a drought- tolerant lawn
  •     Heat- and cold -tolerant turfgrass
  •     Slow-growing lawn; needs less mowing and is easier to mow
  •     Medium green, medium-textured turfgrass
  •     Stays greener longer in the fall and greens up earlier in the spring than other varieties.
  •     TifBlair is the most environmentally-friendly, warm-season lawn
  •     Lowest maintenance requirements of all the quality southern lawn turfgrasses
  •     Lowest fertility requirements of all the lawn grasses; grows well on poor soils
  •     TifBlair Centipede turfgrass can be installed as dormant sod.

TifBlair Centipede sod is ideal for:

  •     Large landscapes
  •     Roadsides
  •     Public and private parks
  •     Home lawns
  •     Throughout the South where maintenance budgets are small and turfgrass expectations high.

St. Augustine Sod

  •     St. Augustine grasses are the most shade tolerant of all warm-season lawn grasses.
  •     St. Augustine grasses have an attractive green color.
  •     St. Augustine grasses have broad blades and large, coarse stems and it produces a fairly compact sod.
  •     St. Augustine grasses perform well in wet soils (not too wet!) and are salt tolerant.
  •     St. Augustine grasses are rapid growers requiring frequent mowing, but are easy to mow.
  •     St. Augustine grasses are vigorous year-round in frost-free climates.
  •     St. Augustine grasses are basically sub-tropical grasses, thus they are poor performers outside of the middle to Deep South (north of Atlanta/Charlotte/Raleigh, i.e., north of Zone 7a).

Zoysia Sod (Zentith and Emerald)

  •     Zoysia grasses have an excellent deep green color.
  •     Zoysia grasses grow slowly, thus offering a reduced mowing frequency.
  •     Zoysia grasses have good shade tolerance.
  •     Zoysia grasses offer superior drought tolerance.
  •     Zoysia grasses are dense-growing and resist weed invasion.
  •     Zoysia grasses thrive on a wide range of soils.

Zenith Zoysia SOD
Zenith Zoysia sod features at-a-glance:

  •    Only Zenith Zoysia lawns can be established from sod and seed!
  •    Shade tolerant; a turfgrass that’s widely adaptable to full sun or light shade
  •    Dark green blade
  •    Medium-texture turfgrass
  •    Makes a lawn with a dense growth habit
  •    Tolerant of extreme heat and cold
  •    Drought tolerant turfgrass
  •    Can be installed when sod is dormant

Zenith Zoysia sod is ideal for:

  •     Home lawns
  •     Commercial landscapes
  •     Golf courses (fairway, tee, or rough)
  •     Sports fields
  •     Roadsides

Emerald Zoysia SOD
Emerald Zoysia sod features at-a-glance:

  •     A turfgrass for full sun or partial shade
  •     Drought tolerant; this lawn does not like standing water
  •     Emerald green-colored lawn
  •     Finest leaf texture
  •     Dense, lush, thick sod crowds out weeds and other grasses
  •     Wear- and traffic-tolerant turfgrass
  •     Slow growing lawn
  •     Superior disease resistance
  •     Tolerates extreme heat
  •     Good winter hardiness (but best adapted to the mid- to deep-South)
  •     Low growth habit
  •     Can be rotary or reel mowed

Emerald Zoysia sod is ideal for:
Show-piece lawns, where outstanding appearance is worth a premium: near patios, around pool decks, small turf islands in retail and apartment complexes, and larger corporate or commercial areas where first impressions really matter!

  •     Recreational sites
  •     Public and private parks
  •     Home lawns
  •     All sod and turfgrass needs in highly visible areas in warm climates