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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

 

    Signs your Lawn is Drought Stressed

    Heat Stress or Drought Stress?

     

    Drought Stressed or Heat Stressed

    There are two general environmental stresses that can affect lawns during the summer: heat stress and drought stress. Depending on conditions, your turfgrass could have one, the other or both at the same time. Understanding the difference between the two, what they look like and how to respond to them accordingly will help you prevent the potential long-term damage that they cause. We will mainly focus on dealing with a drought stressed lawn, however our turf experts want to provide you with an understanding of both.

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    Summer Watering Tips for a Healthy Lawn

    Save time and Money with Proper Summer Watering

     

    summer watering sod

     

    Did you know: more lawns are killed each summer from over-watering than under-watering? Unlike people, your turfgrass doesn’t need 8 glasses of water a day. Even if it’s upwards of one hundred degrees outside. How often your lawn needs water depends on various factors such as soil type, amount of sunlight, grass type and regional climate. However, on average, most lawns need an inch to an inch and a half of water per week to stay lush and green. Before you set your lawn’s summer watering scheduling, read through these tips provided by our California and Arizona sod experts.

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    Selecting the Right California Sod Variety

    Which California Sod is Best?

     

    California Sod

    Unfortunately, every grass expert will have a different answer to such a loaded question. With so many different varieties of warm season turfgrasses available, choosing the one that’s the best fit for your lawn may be easier said than done. The best way to decide which California Sod variety is the right choice for lawn is through a bit of research.

    When reading through the large varieties of warm-season grasses, consider how much time you want to invest in maintaining your lawn and what type of durability it’ll need to have. Once you know the answer to those two main questions, choosing the right California Sod type will become a lot easier. To help you with the process, we’ve included some information about some of the most popular California Sod varieties available.

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    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.

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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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