The definition of sod is turf that is cut and stacked in order to be transplanted. Here at Olde Savannah, we sell sod everyday 365 days a year. (Yes, even when it's dormant!!) It is one of our fastest moving and most demanded products. When it is above 80 degrees, sod can only sit on the pallet for up to 36 hours. Below 80 degrees, sod can sit up to 3 or 4 days.
Our trucks come in daily. The sod is cut early in the morning when it is cooler and delivered every afternoon. No one has sod fresher than that!! We sell our sod by the pallet, half pallet, and the piece. We also sell plugs in the spring.
We sell several different types of sod but the most common are St. Augustine and Centipede. They are different but are both considered drought tolerant after they are established. Below are some facts that can help you make the decision of which sod is best for your conditions.
St. Augustine Sod
Full Pallet (400sqft): $192.00 1/2 Pallet (200sqft): $99.00 By the Piece: $2.50 per piece
St. Augustine grass is a widely used lawn grass along the Gulf Coast in the U.S., in Southern Mexico, throughout the Caribbean region, South America, South Africa, Western Africa, Australia and the South Pacific and Hawaiian Islands. The species is primarily of tropical origin and is native to sandy beach ridges, fringes of swamps and lagoons, salty and fresh water marshes and limestone shorelines. St. Augustine grass gradually moved inland to naturally open sites such as streambanks, lakeshores and other moist sites. It tolerates a wide range in soil types, but does not withstand waterlogged or droughty sites.In the U.S., St. Augustine grass is found from the Carolinas to Florida and westward along the Gulf Coast to Texas and in Southern and Central California. Because of its lack of winter hardiness, St. Augustine grass is restricted to areas with mild winter temperatures. Like bermudagrass, St. Augustine thrives in high temperatures, but the growth of St. Augustine is better than that of bermudagrass in cool, coastal climates. St. Augustine grass tolerates moderate shade, being as good or better than other warm season grasses for shaded sites. However, under densely shaded conditions, St. Augustine grass develops thin, spindly turf.
Full Pallet (400sqft): $157.00 1/2 Pallet (200sqft): $89.00 By the Piece: $1.75 per piece Landscape Contractors please call for pricing!!!
Centipede Grass is a low, medium textured, slow growing, but aggressive grass that can produce a dense, attractive, weed-free turf. It is more shade tolerant than bermudagrass but less shade tolerant than St. Augustine and zoysia grass. Since centipede produces only surface runners, it is easily controlled around borders of flower beds and walks. Centipede grass is native to China and southeast Asia and ranks between Bermuda grass and St. Augustine grass in leaf width, shoot density, and stem size. Its popularity as a lawn grass stems from its adaptation to low fertility conditions and its low maintenance requirements. Where Centipede grass is adapted and properly managed, it has few serious pest problems. It is particularly well adapted to the sandy, acid soils of the southeastern United States. Centipede grass is moderately shade tolerant, but grows best in full sunlight. It is not as salt tolerant as St. Augustine. Centipede is the ideal grass for the homeowner who wants a fairly attractive lawn that needs little care. Centipede does not require much fertilizer or mowing, and compared to other lawn grasses, is generally resistant to most insects and diseases.
Empire Zoysia Sod
Full Pallet (450sqft): $199.00 1/2 Pallet (225sqft): $99.00 By the Piece: Not available
Empire zoysia turf grass is a perennial, fine-textured, warm-season grass used as turf in hot climates through the transition zones. It is native to southeastern Asia and has better cold tolerance than other zoysias. Empire spreads by stolons (above ground lateral stems) and rhizomes (underground later stems) and forms dense turf. The leaves are slightly hairy and are finer in texture than most coarse-textured Japanese lawn grasses. Empire is normally bright green but turns a distinctive straw color when dormant from cold or drought.
Zoysia is very tolerant of most soils, prefers full sun, though it can take a small amount of shade in hot climates. It is drought tolerant; however, drought tolerance is relative, regular applications of water are necessary to maintain an acceptable turf. zoysia is also salt tolerant, moderately wear tolerant and slow growing. Empire zoysia may be planted by plugs and sod. Empire may be mowed with a rotary mower at one and a half to two inches high. Thatch and pests can be serious problems for zoysia lawns and due to slow growth zoysia does not recover well from the damage. Zoysia grass produces a dense grass good for golf courses, parks and athletic fields as well as residential and commercial lawns
Full Pallet (450sqft): $159.00 1/2 Pallet (225sqft): $84.00 By the Piece: Not available
Bermuda sod is grown in the Southern part of the U.S. It flourishes in warm temperatures and sunlight. It doesn't do well in the shade, and grows sparsely in these areas. It is a green color during the summer, turning a brownish shade during the winter. Bermuda grass is said to have come to the United States from Africa. Bermuda sod is extremely dense and durable. Its density makes it very difficult for weeds to grow among it. Its characteristics have made it very popular for use on golf courses and other athletic fields. Bermuda grass is resistant to a lot of traffic, except in the winter. When Bermuda grass is in its dormancy stage, high traffic should be avoided. In the same sense, Bermuda sod can be mowed so it is very short, unless it is not in its rapid growth stage. Mowing it too short during this time can cause the grass to have a brown tone and also makes it easier for weeds to poke up through the sod. Bermuda grass has a high light requirement and does not grow well under low light (shaded) conditions. The duration of the light period (day length) also influences growth and development of bermudagrass.
Celebration Bermuda Sod
Full Pallet (500sqft): $157.00 1/2 Pallet (225sqft): $89.00 By the Piece: Not available
This variety of bermudagrass is rated #1 in wear tolerance in turfgrass trials through university studies. Celebration produces deep, super-aggressive roots, rhizomes and stolons compared to other varieties in its class. Recent university studies have also shown Celebration to have improved shade tolerance over other bermudagrasses. The dark blue-green color and rapid growth rate make this turfgrass a top contender for all sports turf managers across the United States. Above all else this grass is almost indestructible. Even though it is very durable, keeping up with the regular fertilization needs could prove to be a little difficult for the average homeowner.
Remember, our sod is cut every morning and delivered to our shop every afternoon. Please call to reserve your sod. We always order extra but it moves out very quickly!!!
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