Sod Plant: Bermuda Grass Term: Sod
Bermuda Grass <ul><li>Needs full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Drought tolerant </li></ul><ul><li>Warm-season grass </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Hairy ligule </li></ul><ul><li>No auricle </li></ul><ul><li>Rhizomes </li></ul><ul><li>Stolons </li></ul><ul><li>V...
Bermuda Grass
Sod <ul><li>Sod  or  turf  is grass and the part of the soil beneath it held together by the roots, or a piece of this mat...
Installing Sod Movie
Sod Farm <ul><li>Grown on specialty farms & harvested by specialty equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Usually has 2-3 day life fr...
Sod Cost <ul><li>Costs about $.20 - .30/sq ft if you are going to do it yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very small lawn - 2...
Quiz tomorrow <ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Best grass for shade? – Fine Fescue </li></ul><ul><li>Best grass for quick ...
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Installing Sod

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