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  • 1. Sod Plant: Bermuda Grass Term: Sod
  • 2. Bermuda Grass
    • Needs full sun
    • Drought tolerant
    • Warm-season grass
    • Plant from sod, seeds or plugs
    • Good traffic tolerance
    • Mow between ½ and 2”
    • Turns brown when soil temperature
    • falls below 60 °
    • Can be an invasive weed
  • 3.
    • Hairy ligule
    • No auricle
    • Rhizomes
    • Stolons
    • Very segmented
    • Rolled or folded
  • 4. Bermuda Grass
  • 5. Sod
    • Sod or turf is grass and the part of the soil beneath it held together by the roots, or a piece of this material.
  • 6. Installing Sod Movie
  • 7. Sod Farm
    • Grown on specialty farms & harvested by specialty equipment
    • Usually has 2-3 day life from harvest - can be longer if protected from heat or drying.
  • 8. Sod Cost
    • Costs about $.20 - .30/sq ft if you are going to do it yourself
      • Very small lawn - 2000sq ft = $400 - 600
    • Contractor will charge $.50/sq foot - not including soil prep
    • Sod costs 20X more than seed
    • Sod costs 10X more than sprigs
  • 9. Quiz tomorrow
    • Review
    • Best grass for shade? – Fine Fescue
    • Best grass for quick greening?
    • Best grass for drought tolerance?
    • Best looking cool season grass?
    • What grass breaking dormancy now?
    • What grass are most lawns around here?