We truly have a passion for sod here at G to Z Turf Services, Inc. Our goal is to get you the sod that will work best for you, and to that end, we try to deal only with farms that carry that same passion. Over the years, we have dropped some farms from our list of acceptable vendors in order to better serve our customers.
One of the things that sets G to Z Turf Services, Inc., apart from the competition is our ability to put partial orders together and combine loads with other customers so that a customer does not have to bear the whole burden of freight. We can deliver with or without a fork, and we can also combine multiple grasses on the same load.
G to Z Turf Services, Inc., always seeks out new and promising grasses. Our company was one of the first to market the Celebration grass from Sod Solutions – now a popular and well-liked blend. Now we are offering two new grasses – Sapphire and Discovery – that are showing great potential. Sapphire is a grass similar to Floratam, except that Sapphire offers the flexibility to mow down to one inch. Discovery is a grass similar to Bermuda, slightly darker than Celebration, and that requires much less mowing. This is a grass that is still very new, but looks to be great for slopes and driving range tee tops.
We’d love to share our passion for sod with you. Contact us to find out about all of the grasses that we have to offer:
Captiva St. Augustine is the first St. Augustine grass since Floratam to resist all chinch bugs found in the state of FL. With a deep, dark green color, Captiva has exceptional beauty, a slow rate of vertical growth which means less mowing for the end-user. Captiva was shorter at 21 days of growth than Floratam was at 7 days. Captiva’s dense canopy and deep root system make it a hardy turf grass that will be a viable performer in the landscape for many years to come.
Seville is a semi-dwarf St Augustine grass used in residential lawns throughout the southeastern United States. Seville has excellent compact horizontal growth due to its semi-dwarf composition, and it requires less mowing than most grasses. Its uniform texture, rich dark-green color and shorter, narrower leaf blade give it a distinctive plush appearance. Seville has proven to be one of the highest-ranked, shade-tolerant St. Augustine grasses, yet does well in full sun. Seville has excellent cold tolerance with good color retention and spring green-up under moderate fertilization.
Floratam is the most popular variety of grass in Florida. This all-round favorite thrives in direct sunlight and provides an attractive, lush, blue-green lawn. Throughout the state of Florida, this is one of only two varieties that show some resistance to chinch bugs. Floratam has a dense, moderately coarse blade.
Tifway 419 is an improved hybrid Bermuda grass. Tifway 419 forms a fine textured, dense hybrid Bermuda turf that excels in high traffic areas or under golf/athletic field conditions. Tifway 419 performs at its best in full sun with mowing heights normally associated with fairways, roughs, sports fields and lawns. When fully established, it has excellent drought and heat tolerance and will recover quickly from abuse or neglect
Celebration Bermuda grass is an Australian Breed Cynodon dactylon developed by renowned turf grass breeder Rod Riley that offers specifiers, landscapers, golf course designers, sportsturf managers and homeowner’s exceptional performance across a wide spectrum of applications. Celebration requires less mowing than typical bermuda varieties and has tough runners, rhizomes, and deep roots that provide excellent sod strength, wear ability, and improved drought tolerance. While shade tolerance research is ongoing at the university level, Celebration is the first Bermuda grass to exhibit improved tolerance in sports turf comparisons. Celebration has also been included in several comparative Bermuda grass studies including the 2002 National Turf grass Evaluation Program (NTEP) trials where early observations are very promising.
EMPIRE Turf is a Zoysia grass that elevates the standards and expectations of homeowners for their lawns. EMPIRE Zoysia combines soft-to-the-touch feel with lush green color and fine, tight blade growth. Visually, EMPIRE is a very attractive turfgrass for residential landscapes. Homeowners also appreciate its maintenance advantages. This turfgrass accommodates a variety of activities without suffering extensive wear and tear. Empire was discovered in Brazil and thrives in hot, humid conditions, performing well in all soil types. Empire also shows good drought tolerance once established. Empire® can be mowed with a standard rotary mower. It’s superior dark green color, fine texture, and open growth habit, makes this cultivar excellent for residential or commercial lawns as well as for sports parks.
SeaIsle Supreme (Paspalum)
SeaIsle Supreme is a new and improved semi-dwarf Seashore Paspalum variety developed by Dr. Ron Duncan. Like its relative, SeaIsle 1 Paspalum, SeaIsle Supreme requires less nitrogen and less water than many other warm-season cultivars. More importantly, Supreme is a notch more salt tolerant than the other Paspalums available today. SeaIsle Supreme tolerates a wide range of mowing heights making it a preferred turf selection for greens, and is also extremely well-suited for fairways, roughs and tees. Supreme has outstanding cool-weather color retention and retains its vigor in cloudy, low-light conditions. SeaIsle Supreme has excellent striping characteristics coupled with a very appealing green color, emphasizing it as an outstanding choice for a greens material.
Bahia sod is commonly used among homeowners that do not have use of irrigation. Bahia sod is commonly used in pastures, and it requires very little fertilizer and almost no insecticides to keep it healthy. Bahia can look very nice if proper care is taken. If the grass is fertilized four to six times a year and the weeds are sprayed out, the grass will look very healthy.
Tifdwarf is the old standby for greens grass. It has been proven for 30 years, and it works just fine. If your course has the need for speed, you may want to try one of the newer ultradwarfs.