Sod Types

Harvesting Sod

At Turf Master Sod Farms, we understand how difficult it can be to choose the correct sod type. There are many factors to take into consideration when making this investment in your home or business. Appearance, grass density, root depth, watering needs, growth rate, soil requirements, and shade tolerance all play an important role in this decision-making process.

 

As leading experts in the sod business, we are here to help you choose the sod that best fits your individual needs. Please feel free to stop by one of our farms, or give us a call –– we would be happy to address your questions or concerns and guide you to the sod that best suits your personal requirements.

Overview of Our Sod Types

Drought Tolerant Durable Turf Blends

Our sod is cut fresh to order. This means you get the best, freshly cut sod every time you buy from Turf Master.

EnviroTurf™

Enviroturf by Turf Master

An extra durable and drought tolerant turfgrass.

Uses: Commercial and Residential. Ideal for high traffic areas and the toughest sites, including parks, sports fields, commercial sites, golf course roughs, and residential backyards. Does well in poor soils.

Low

 

60% E.T.* with a proper soil preparation after establishment.** 

50% less Nitrogen (N) requirement than Kentucky Bluegrass.

3-4 applications annually. 

Sun and partial shade

Turf Blend

Summary

Water Requirement

Fertilization

Sun Requirement

Summary

Uses

Water Requirement

Sun Requirement

90-10

Fescue Blend

90-10 Fescue Blend by Turf Master

A dense, drought tolerant blend with color in all seasons.

Uses: Commercial and residential lawns, parks, greenbelts, and areas with poor soil. 

Low

 

65% E.T. with a proper soil preparation after establishment.

50% less Nitrogen (N) requirement than Kentucky Bluegrass.

3-4 applications annually. 

Sun or shade

NEW

Cowboy Turf™

Cowboy Turf by Turf Master

A low maintenance turf due to its reduced growth rate, water, and nitrogen requirement.

Uses: Residential or commercial low maintenance sites.

Low

70-75% E.T. with a proper soil preparation after establishment. 

25% less Nitrogen (N) requirement than Kentucky Bluegrass. 

4-5 applications annually.

Sun or shade

Cool Season Xeric Turf Blends

Nature’s

Prairie Turf™

Nature's Prairie Turf by Turf Master

An extremely durable and low growing mix of meadow grasses.

Uses: Residential or commercial. High or low altitude low maintenance sites or poor infertile soil areas.

Low

 

Up to 40-50% E.T. with a proper soil preparation after establishment. 

50% less Nitrogen (N) requirement than Kentucky Bluegrass.

2 applications annually. 

Sun and partial shade

Canadian

Blue Fescue™

Canadian Blue Fescue by Turf Master

A turf that can be adapted to a mown turf or left to grow for a more natural appeal.

Uses: Environmentally sensitive sites and low traffic turf areas. It is beautiful in home lawn settings, roadsides, medians, open space, golf course roughs, and blended with native grasses and wildflowers.

Low

Up to 50% E.T. with a proper soil preparation after establishment. 

70% less Nitrogen (N) requirement than Kentucky Bluegrass.

2  applications annually in Spring and early Fall. 

Shade to partial sun.

 

Very shade tolerant.

Colorado Buffalo Blend™

Colorado Buffalo Blend by Turf Master

*Seed Only

 

A combination of warm and cool season grasses.

Uses: Low maintenance and water areas.

Low​

50% E.T. with a proper soil preparation after establishment. 

70% less Nitrogen (N) requirement than Kentucky Bluegrass.

2  applications annually in Spring and early Fall. 

Sun

Turf Blend

Summary

Water Requirement

Fertilization

Sun Requirement

Advantages of Cool Season Turfs

 

When placed on properly prepared soil and irrigated correctly, cool season turf can be one of the most xeric plants in your landscape. No other single plant can improve the value of your property while offering these environmentally friendly attributes:

  • Are very traffic tolerant.

  • Can survive heat stress.

  • Can use less water than most xeriscape plants.

  • Removes allergens such as dust and dirt from the air.

  • 8 front lawns have the cooling effect of a 70-ton air conditioner.

  • Acts as a natural filter, reducing pollution by purifying water passing thru the root zone.

  • On a hot day, turf areas will be 15–30 degrees cooler that decks, patios, shrub beds, dirt areas, and walkways.

  • According to US Water Resources Council, lawn watering, swimming pools, and automobile washing accounts for only 27.5% of a household’s total water usage.

  • Produce more oxygen than trees, shrubs, and flowers. (2500 sq. ft. of turfgrass releases enough oxygen for a family of 4 every day!)

Bluegrass and Bluegrass Blends

Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass by Turf Master

Traditional bluegrass that provides excellent green color with carpet-like appearance.

Uses: Residential lawns and commercial landscapes. 

100% E.T.

Requires 1 pound Nitrogen per 1000 square feet 5 times annually. 

Sun or partial shade

Turf Blend

Summary

Water Requirement

Fertilization

Sun Requirement

Additional Bluegrass and Bluegrass Blends

Turf Blend

Summary

Water Requirement

Fertilization

Sun Requirement

Blue/Rye Blend

Blend of bluegrasses and perennial Rye grasses.

Uses: Great for infields and other athletic turfs.

100% E.T.

Requires 1 pound Nitrogen per 1000 square feet 5 times annually. 

Sun or partial shade

Sports Blue Blend

Blend of hybrid bluegrasses with greater wear and heat tolerance.

Uses: Great for infields and other athletic turfs.

100% E.T.

Requires 1 pound Nitrogen per 1000 square feet 5 times annually.

Sun or partial shade

Texas Blue

Blend of Newer hybrid bluegrasses with better heat and wear tolerance. 

Uses: Great for residential lawns, commercial landscapes, parks, greenbelts and athletic fields. 

80% E.T. with a proper soil preparation after establishment. 

80% less Nitrogen (N) requirement than Kentucky Bluegrass.

 

4-5 applications annually.

Sun or partial shade

*E.T.

What is E.T.? The rate at which plants use water is called evapotranspiration or ET.

**Establishment

Depending on site preparation and turf maintenance establishment can take up to 18 months.

Have questions or need additional information?

View our Printable Comparison Sheet and Guide to Planting and Maintaining Turfgrass:

 
 

Self-Repairing Tall Fescue

Self Repairing Tall Fescue by Turf Master

A low maintenance, drought tolerant turf designed to conserve natural resources.

Uses: Commercial and residential lawns, parks, greenbelts, and areas with poor soil. 

Low

65% E.T. with a proper soil preparation after establishment. 

50% less Nitrogen (N) requirement than Kentucky Bluegrass.

3-4 applications annually. 

Sun and partial shade

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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