It was the “game seen around the world” last night, but it was the field that received more praise than either of the teams. This BCS National Championship Game has been receiving hype ever since the teams were decided back in early December–and nothing but perfection to play on was the reward for the two undefeated squads. Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit said it themselves that not just any grass will do for the Rose Bowl and a game of this magnitude.  That is why West Coast Turf was chosen to supply the grass.

The turf from last night’s game was grown at our Palm Springs, CA area operation.  It has been receiving the same fertilizers and TLC that the rest of our sod receives on a daily basis. Several of you have been emailing me questions about if the field last night was a special variety or if something unusual was done for the game last night.  I can tell you that the only difference between the sod you buy yourself is the thickness of the soil. When we do a professional field that will be played on immediately we need to cut the sod between 1 ¼” to 2” for immediate turf stability.  As you could see last night the field played excellent, and we saw no wear and tear from the players–there is plenty more where that came from. There is no reason to settle for a grass that doesn’t look like it belongs in a world class stadium, and as always, you too can own a BCS quality field in your backyard!

We are the proud growers of 20 different varieties of turf and there is a type for every situation from sun to shade, turf that handles heat, sod that works best in the cooler climates, grasses that are ideal for effluent water, soils high in pH, and putting green material. We treat all of our grass the same whether it will be on national TV or for your backyard. Take a look at some of our pictures from the game last night, and you’ll find it hard to believe that the field was laid on New Year’s day after the Rose Bowl.  If your grass doesn’t look like the grass you saw last night at the Rose Bowl then it is time to own a piece of history and buy some for your yard. If you already have grass from WCT then you’re ahead of the curve, and you may just want to look at our fertilizers to keep your lawn looking perfect year round.

If you have any questions about the field or getting your lawn in that kind of shape, please send me an email.  I’d be happy to help!

Happy New Year,


PS…Game Day photos coming soon.