Category: Turf Talk Blog

CitraBlue® St. Augustine Showcases its Superior Shade Tolerance

CitraBlue® St. Augustine, the new grass released by the University of Florida has some of the best shade tolerance for a St. Augustine on the market today. Jim Shaffer, a resident in High Point neighborhood in Brooksville, FL shares his satisfaction with his CitraBlue lawn. As a retired golf course superintendent who bought a house… Read more »

Innovation® Emerges as Quality Zoysiagrass for Southeastern U.S.

Sodmasters Turf Farm, a licensed sod producer in Montrose, GA has been growing Innovation® Zoysiagrass for the past four years. With an initial 13 acres and later expanding to 42 acres, their commitment to progress and excellence in cultivating this exceptional new turfgrass variety has yielded impressive results. Sodmasters and a number of sod farms… Read more »

Celebration Hybrid™ Bermudagrass Hits the Ground Running

After several years of small plot testing and acreage expansion, Celebration Hybrid™ Bermudagrass is now being installed at a number of golf courses in Florida for larger testing and evaluation for possible future renovations. This is the next major step for the Celebration Hybrid program to continue building awareness of the brand and getting it… Read more »

The Surprising Benefits of Turfgrass: A Food Resource for Bees

Did you know that the turfgrass in your yard can serve as a food source for pollinators? Dr. Karen Harris-Shultz, a research geneticist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Tifton, GA, is leading the charge in the finding that many grasses, even some turfgrasses, can serve as a pollen food source for bees and… Read more »

Growing from the Ground Up: The Remarkable Journey of Star Turf Farms

Star Turf Farms is a well-recognized sod business in Florida known for its superior quality and longtime farming operations established across the region. What started as a 600-acre cattle-grazing farm has now grown to 30,000 acres. The dedication behind this turfgrass operation and the people running the business are a testament to their success. History… Read more »

Sod Solutions Marketing Wins Eight Awards in National Contest

Sod Solutions traveled to Portland, Maine for the 33rd Annual Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) Meeting during the last week of April and brought home eight communications awards. Competing among some of the most reputable turfgrass industry marketing companies and publications, Sod Solutions won three First Place Awards and five Merit Awards. First Place… Read more »