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Why Laying Your Own Sod Is Your Next Saturday Project

If you’ve watched a crew of landscapers tossing around sod rolls with astonishing synchronization, you may be intimidated by the thought of transforming your lawn by yourself.

Summer Mowing for Warm Season Grasses: Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede

The summer solstice on June 22 officially ushered in the warmest of seasons, and the thick Southern humidity has once again reminded us how grateful we are for Willis Carrier.

Pre-Emergent, Post-Emergent, and Weed & Feed: What’s the difference?

Weeds can haunt even the most meticulously maintained lawn. Luckily, the list of herbicides available for homeowners is extensive. However, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to decipher the difference in products. We’re here to help you differentiate...

Fertilizer Tricks for your TifBlair Centipede Lawn

As the weather warms and lawns start to show their true green color, anyone with a morsel of lawn care expertise knows it’s time for fertilizing warm season lawns. If your lawn is a Zoysia or Bermudagrass, see our blog post on the Best Times to...

The Best Times to Apply Fertilizer

 

Whether you’re a seasoned turfgrass fanatic or a first-time lawn owner, fertilizer schedules aren’t always the easiest to track throughout the year. Have no fear! We’re here to help you keep up with when to fertilize your lawn, what type of...

Behind the Lens: Ramzy Ruiz and Photography

This Super-Sod employee’s passion draws attention to the ordinary and helps him keep the store “in focus.”

Soap Flush Test for Pests (like Fall Armyworms)

Soap Flush Test for Pests

A soap flush is a mixture of 3 tablespoons of liquid dish soap with 1 gallon of water. We find that lemon-scented dish soap is the most effective. Pour the mixture into a 3' x 3' area and watch the action. The soap will...

How to Calculate Fertilizer Rates

Calculating fertilizer application rates is just math, a simple formula. Here's an explanation for you to reference when you need it.

1. Gather Facts

A. How many square feet is your lawn? The Yard Area Calculator on our website will help you...

TifTuf Bermuda Roots

 

Here are the strong new roots on TifTuf Bermuda sod. Picture taken by Brad Hubinek, manager of our stores in Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina, at The Harvest Church 11 days from the date of installation.

Late April Lawn Tips 2016

April Lawn Tips for Warm Season Lawns

  • Prepare to fertilize your warm-season lawn (Zoysia, Bermuda, Centipede) after it has fully greened up. In the most southerly areas, soil temperatures are warm enough to fertilize the warm season grasses (soil...

Red Alert: High Chance of Disease on Warm Season Lawns

 

Spring Dead Spot Fungus: Slightly off color now, but if left untreated this spot will be dead in the spring. Apply preventative fungicide ASAP. 
 

October Lawn Tips

 

 After you've let your best friend frolic for a few hours in a big beautiful pile of leaves on your lawn, do yourself a favor and rake or blow those pretty autumn leaves off your lawn. Leaves can suffocate and damage all types of lawns, so get...