13
Oct

Sod for Baseball Fields

Batter up!

 

sod for baseball fields - athletic field

With baseball season going in post season, you may be wondering, how do they keep the grass so green? Despite heavy foot traffic, unruly weather conditions and off-season use, baseball fields are notoriously known for their prestigious presentation. The main cause for the luscious green appearance of the field obviously comes from proper field maintenance, but the bigger, more important factor starts with the type of sod used on the field itself. There are four types of sod for baseball fields that are commonly found throughout MLB stadiums. See which varieties made the list for most popular turgrasses in the major leagues. Read the rest of this entry »

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18
Sep

California and Arizona Sod Tips: It’s ALMOST Time to Overseed Your Lawn!

With the recent heavy rains and slightly cooler temperatures no doubt people are thinking about overseeding their California and Arizona lawns. While the calendar says September 18th and you will surely see people overseeding, I suggest you wait a few weeks. Follow my California and Arizona sod tips for a beautiful lawn. Overseeding does not need to be a one day process. You can begin the process a little early. Then, when temperatures are in the 60’s at night, you will just need to give your lawn one last haircut, drop the seed and begin watering.

Preparing to Overseed

Prepping for overseed is often a large ordeal. By starting the process gradually you can eliminate the headaches associated with trying to do it all in one afternoon. I want to reiterate something I have been saying for the past few years. The height of the grass is not associated with a quality overseed. In other words scalping the grass down to the dirt does not guarantee good results. Opening up the turf canopy does.

The shorter you mow your lawn the tighter the leaf blades become. This makes it harder to get the ryegrass seed into the plant. If the seed is lying on the surface it will be slow to germinate and much of the seed will be lost. The seed needs a base to grow out of. Getting inside the grass plant allows for perfect moisture, heat, and a solid growing medium. By looking at my last statement you can now understand why I say without a good warm season grass base (used on popular California and Arizona lawns) you will most likely have a poor ryegrass season. The seed will establish much faster inside a healthy grass stand than it will on bare dirt.

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15
Sep

Arizona Sod for Golf Clubs

The Best Turfgrass for your Golf Course

 

Sod for Golf Clubs

When it comes to cultivating a luscious green golf course year-round, there’s no easy solution. It takes a groundskeeper and a dedicated commitment to maintenance to achieve a healthy course that can endure the yearlong golf season. For best results, most golf courses tend to use a mix of turfgrasses. Read below for our favorite types of sod for golf clubs. Read the rest of this entry »

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24
Aug

Summer Tips for Your Sod Lawn in Arizona and California

Summer is wrapping up, the kids are heading back to school, and I’m sure you’re ready to come out of hibernation. While the summer heat is far from over in Arizona and California, it’s starting to become tolerable outside. With the slightly cooler mornings it’s time to get back outside and get your lawn ready for fall. Most people start thinking about overseeding their California and Arizona sod in September, but ideally you wouldn’t start the process until October when nighttime temperatures get into the 60’s. Between now and then there are some important steps you need to do to get your lawn ready and to save some headaches down the road.

Between May and September you probably noticed your lawn has grown at twice the rate it does during the winter months. Warm season grasses love the warm, wet weather. Most people thought the hot weather would keep the grass from growing well, but remember warm season grasses optimal growing temperatures are between 90-105 degrees. During this season any of your weaker areas should have filled in with the warm season grasses runners. These spots can be slow to fill in during the dry, hot days but as soon as the humidity kicks in the grass really takes off. If you still have large open spots I would suggest picking up a few rolls of sod and patching them prior to overseed. You don’t want to seed directly into the soil.

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09
Jun

Artificial Grass vs. Natural Turf

What’s the difference between Artificial Grass and Turfgrass?

 

Artificial Grass

 

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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16
May

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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24
Apr

The Difference between Bermuda and Seashore Paspalum

Bermuda and Seashore Paspalum

What’s the Difference Between Bermuda and Seashore Paspalum?

This is a common question that our Arizona sod professionals are asked by customers and business owners alike. When deciding to re-sod your lawn, it’s important to research all the different varieties of sod available. If you know that a warm season grass is best, then you’re most likely trying to decide between a bermuda grass or Seashore Paspalum.

When comparing similarities of these two warm-season grasses one thing is for sure: they both thrive in warm climates. This means that both grasses are water friendly, can withstand drought conditions and are durable under heavy foot traffic. Also, remember that these types of warm season grasses go dormant during the winter and will require overseeding to maintain year-round coloring. Read the rest of this entry »

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20
Apr

Tips for Watering Sod Wisely

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Water Wisely

Everyone wants a lush, green lawn! But not everyone knows the proper maintenance procedures to follow to achieve such a look. One of the biggest factors in keeping your lawn healthy and green is water. Luckily, our sod and lawn care experts have the exact tips you need for watering sod wisely!

Before we begin, keep in mind that the amount of water you should give your lawn depends on the age of your sod. You would not water new sod the same way in which you water established turfgrass. Also, we’d like to remind you that the type of sod you’ve installed in your lawn will determine the type of watering schedule to abide by.

For instance, warm season and cool season turf grasses need different amounts of sunlight and water to grow and thus need to be tended to differently. However, there are still some general tips and guidelines for watering that all lawn owners should follow. Read the rest of this entry »

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19
Apr

Spring Lawn Transition Questions Answered for California and Arizona Sod!

Spring has sprung and your warm season sod might need a little help with the transition in California and Arizona. Mr. Wise Grass is here to help!  Check out his latest video for tips on how to keep your lawn looking the best in the neighborhood!

IMPORTANT! FOLLOW THESE STEPS FOR A BEAUTIFUL, LUSH LAWN:

Step By Step Transitioning for California and Arizona Sod

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13
Apr

Best Organic Fertilizers for Arizona Sod

Organic Fertilizers

Going organic seems to be the trend lately. So, why not take this trend to your lawn by using organic fertilizers on your Arizona sod? It’s easier than you may think.

Organic lawn fertilizers are extremely beneficial to both your soil and the environment. They’re also very effective at providing the necessary nutrients your grass needs. When used regularly, organic fertilizers improve overall soil structure while encouraging the presence of soil microbes and fungi that work to attack pests and potential diseases. Proper maintenance practices, like aeration and mowing, along with the use of organic fertilizer can make your lawn less labor and water intensive in the long run.

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