HD Sports 2.0 is plastic grown sod (PGS), Lay and Play = 1.5” thick, gives you a bullet-proof playing surface immediately after install. PGS has a tight root-mass that reinforces the sod and locks together the 100% sand-based root zone. HD Sports 2.0 PGS won’t fall apart during harvest, handling, installation and won’t fall apart during play. HD Sports 2.0 won’t fall apart period.
We sodded our parking lot with HD Sports 2.0 to see how it would hold up to a lacrosse goalie. HD Sports 2.0 is peeled off the plastic instead of cut with a reciprocating blade, it retains its strength and harvest is far less stressful to the plant. Total root harvest maintains moisture in the root zone resulting in less transplant and installation shock, and longer shelf life. Encapsulated with roots, HD Sports 2.0 has perfectly square edges giving you tighter seams. By not cutting the sod’s root system during harvest, the plant keeps all of the carbohydrate reserves stored in its root system accelerating rooting after installation.
We are seeing gray snow mold now that the snow has melted from north-facing areas. These matted areas occur when your grass is covered with snow for prolonged periods and temperatures are slightly below freezing.
Freeze-thaw promotes snow mold
The freeze and thaw that takes place under the snow are what causes this disease to form in the spring. The damage caused by snow molds is seldom serious. Now that the snow is gone, the best thing to do is gently rake the matted turf allowing it to dry. Gray snow mold activity stops when the temperature exceeds 45° F or the surface dries. In a few weeks, your grass will be green and healthy.
Beat the summer heat, Spring is a great time install new sod lawns
Spring is a terrific time to sod! Beat the summer heat and install sod now when the temperatures are cooler. In spring, the root systems of Bluegrass and other cool-season grasses will come alive and will root quickly. The warm days and cool nights create a perfect environment for growing and knitting new sod together; ideal conditions for developing a root system before the summer heat hits. New sod uses less water this time of year. Irrigation cycles in spring will be shorter, and it will be easier to keep your new sod damp during its first critical two weeks. During summer, watering becomes a critical issue as new sod can dry out quickly.
RTF® Water Saver Sod was used to sod IKEA Centennial Store
Slabs of RTF® Water Saver Sod are installed around a detention pond that will filter water coming off the new store site. The patented self-repairing rhizomatous tall fescue was used for all the turf areas at the store constructed in 2011.
A Saturday at Green Valley Turf Co. in our sod loading area
Located 30 minutes south of downtown Denver, we have fresh sod daily and have a friendly staff ready to answer any questions. One-piece to several pallets of sod, we do all the loading for you. The video is in our sod loading area.
The second of a two-part series on renovating a backyard and sodding the lawn
Now that the sprinkler system is in, our professional crew can complete the renovation. They will install landscape edging, mulch, fine grade the lawn and turn it green with fresh sod. Once we have the sod installed, we pick up all scrap, sweep the sidewalks and check the sprinkler heads.
Step 1. Clear your lawn of all debris before tilling and prepping the soil for sod
The first step to creating a great lawn is removing weeds, rocks, and debris. Before tilling in compost and grading, get all weeds and rock out of your yard. Rocks in the soil can create long term problems making lawn areas compacted, prone to dry out, and hard to aerate. You only have one chance to start your lawn with a clean soil profile free of rock and debris.
The first of a two-part series on completely renovating a backyard
These are the first few steps in how our professional team tackles a complete backyard renovation. Come up with a plan, clear debris from the area, establish a rough grade, soil prep, and return to finish the lawn after the sprinkler system has been installed.
Extremely wear and traffic tolerant, HD Sports recovers rapidly from hard play. This expertly blended turf includes the variety Hampton, or “The Root Monster”, which gives it an extremely fibrous root system for heavy-duty strength. This blend has superior genetics, giving it a remarkable advantage over turf diseases like summer patch. HD Sports 2.0 holds its dark color all year long with early spring green-up and extended fall color, excelling in both sun and shade. HD Sports blend uses superior varieties of heavy-duty Kentucky bluegrass, creating a synergy that outperforms other blends on cleated sports fields. Plastic grown sod (PGS) gives you a bullet-proof playing surface immediately after install.
The sun is starting to come out, everything is beginning to green up, and we’re starting to get those beautiful fleeting days of perfect weather — in between the record-breaking blizzards of course! Spring is the perfect time to start waking up your lawn and giving it a little extra love before the heat of the summer kicks in.
Fertilize, Aerate and Water
By spending a little more energy on your lawn in the spring, you can set it up for success in the coming hot months of summer. Fertilizer, aerate and water are the three steps to preparing your lawn for the heat of summer.
Step 2. Learn how to remove sod out of a yard with a sod cutter the easiest way
The easiest way to remove sod is with a sod cutter. It’s important to remove old turf because a rotor tiller will not break it up. Take your yard all the way down to the dirt if you’re starting from scratch. By cutting out the old sod, you’ll make grading, tilling, and installing sprinklers, and your new sod, much easier.
Step 3. Make sure your new lawn drains away from you house and foundation
Before you soil prep, install a sprinkler system and eventually install your new sod, it’s important to establish the grade and rough shape your lawn. Cut down the higher spots and use soil to fill in the holes. Grade your lawn so that water will run away from the house’s foundation.
Step 4. Preparing the soil with compost is the most important before sodding
Tilling the soil and adding compost is a very important step to establishing a healthy lawn before installing sod. Compost tilled into the soil will open up clay soils and help sandy soils retain moisture and not dry out too fast. Soil preparation will help your newly sodded lawn use 20% to 40% less water. A complete DIY guide.
Step 5. A complete do it yourself video on sodding a front yard, tips and tricks
This is a quick overview of the basics of installing sod in a small front yard. Tips like where to start, how to align the slabs, how to get a curved border, and more! Be sure to apply starter fertilizer before sodding and keeping the green side up.