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West Coast Turf was founded in 1990 with the aim of providing the best sod and service in the business. Along with sister company in Arizona, Western Sod, we offer more than 30 different varieties of turfgrass, sod and stolons in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and around the world.

Mr. Wise Grass is our blog where our turfgrass pro Jay posts information on how to select and care for the sod that’s best for your environment and uses.  He answers common questions regarding issues surrounding grass and more technical issues that can be resolved with the right know-how.

If you’ve got a grass issue, Jay’s the answer-man!

Latest Blog Posts


    The Process of Turf Removal and Recycling

    Revolutionary Turf Removal

    Turf Removal

    Gone are the days where golf and sports field renovations are a long drawn out process that requires a large team in order to execute the process properly. With new revolutionary turf removal equipment, you’ll no longer need to worry about manually uprooting and removing turf, finding a way to recycle it and then waiting for the soil to recover.

    This new process combines the three tedious steps of sod removal into one easy to operate machine. Rather than use a sod-cutter to shave off the top layer of grass, a rototiller to create premium soil and then collect the sod to take it to a recycling service you can now streamline the entire process. At this point, you may be wondering how that’s even possible. Here at West Coast Turf, we’re experts in professional sod and we’re here to tell you that it most definitely is possible.

    Q: How Can I easily Remove and Recycle Turf?

    A: With the Field TopMaker

    The answer to all your questions lies in the Field TopMaker machine! It’s the ideal machine to bring natural turf surfaces into perfect condition and can be used several ways. Whether you need to level, clean, de-thatch, renovate turf areas or harvest sprigs this machine is the one for the job! Manufactured with a series of adjustable blades that can remove up to 5 centimeters above the service and 5 centimeters below. The ability to accurately adjust the machine allows the user to remove weeds and thatch layers or remove the surface completely. The cut material can also be deflected back onto the surface or transferred into built-in conveyors and placed in trailers for off-site removal.

    The Benefits of Field TopMaker Turf Removal

    This type of machine is Ideal for use on soccer fields, golf courses, polo fields, municipal grass areas and sod farms. The biggest benefit of using the Field TopMaker for your turf is time. A typical soccer field can be removed and cleaned in just one to two days! You can also use this machine to remove any minor bumps on your fields while also removing weeds and thatch at the same time.

    Another big advantage to using the Filed TopMaker for Turf Removal is water draining ability. This machine will not disturb soil life or stability. It will however allow you to install rolls of turf or plant plugs immediately after stripping the surface. Once complete, field and golf surfaces can be brought back to perfect condition and be ready for use immediately. While newly surfaced fields will be fully rooted after 6 weeks and ready for use thereafter. If you’re ready to experience the perfect solution for the perfect field, contact us today!


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    Paspalum Maintenance Tips

    What is Seashore Paspalum?

    Paspalum Maintenance

    Seashore paspalum is a warm-season grass that has a high salt tolerance. It’s usually installed in warm-season areas where the soil or water irrigation system also has a high salt content. This type of grass does well in warm weather and thrives near the ocean. During warm weather, it exhibits aggressive growth habits, accompanied by a dense root system and identified by its medium to course-bladed appearance. Also, since it’s a warm season grass, it goes dormant during the winter. Overall, paspalum needs moderate amounts of watering a fertilizing but requires frequent mowing to maintain a low cut. However, it’s also prone to scalping when mowed too short which is where proper paspalum maintenance techniques come in handy.

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    Artificial Grass vs. Natural Turf

    Artificial GrassWhat’s the difference between Artificial Grass and Turfgrass?

    The main difference between artificial grass and turfgrass is quite simple: one is real grass while the other is synthetic. Both have their own pros and cons respectively, however one is better for the environment than the other. Let’s take a look at these two types of grasses side by side to gain a better understanding of each and their effect on both our environment and our home.

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    The Benefits of Soil Burst Products

    What is Soil Burst?

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    If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for plant fertilizer, then look no further. Soil Burst is a premium fertilizer for both plants and turf grass. It has a slow release formula that releases nitrogen into the soil in small doses over an extended period time rather than all at once. Perfect for any lawn stage, Soil Burst is customized to stimulate plant growth all year long.

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    Summer Lawn Preparation

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    Is your Lawn Ready for Summer?

    Now that the clouds of winter have parted and Spring has arrived, it’s time to start preparing your lawn for the imminent heat of summer. If you haven’t already started your seasonal spring cleaning, then your lawn is the best place to start. The secret to keeping your lawn lush and green throughout the summer lies in the lawn care techniques you implement now.

    Don’t risk the chance of sparse, unhealthy and patchy grass by not taking the simple steps needed to transition your lawn for the summer. Instead take the time to cultivate a resilient lawn that can withstand the effects of the sun and heavy foot traffic by following these steps.

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