Sod Varieties and Harvesting
Fulton Grass Co. is dedicated to growing the finest quality grass available. We have researched and sought out the best varieties for our climate and for the various conditions in order to suit our customers' needs.
Our Zeon Zoysia is the nicest grass we sell. It's a thin blade, dark green grass that is rated best in turf quality. This grass is so lush it will feel like walking on a thick carpet. It produces less thatch than other varieties of Zoysia. Zeon Zoysia was the grass in the 2016 Olympics in Rio for the golf games. Zeon requires less water than other grasses, and it needs less fertilizer. Zeon can handle full sun but is also shade tolerant. This grass is resistant to disease and insects. If you are looking for a lawn to impress your friends and your neighbors and requires little maintenance, this is the grass to buy!
Rated #1 for wear and overall turf quality by a North Carolina State University study, Celebration Bermuda is one tough grass. It has a medium to dark blue-green, fine bladed appearance. Celebration is extremely heat and drought tolerant. This grass is quickly becoming a favorite of golf courses, athletic parks, and homeowners. As with our other grasses, our Celebration Bermuda will have a sandy loam backing.
This is an extremely versatile turfgrass. Crowne can be used in full sun or mostly shady areas. It is cold-hardy and drought-tolerant. Crowne Zoysia was developed at Texas A&M in connection with the United States Golf Association. It is ideal for golf course fairways and makes a beautiful lawn. Crowne has good traffic tolerance and low nutritional needs. Fulton Grass Co. believes in this grass so much that we bought the exclusive rights to grow it for the states of Arkansas and Louisiana. This grass will have a sandy loam backing.
How is sod grown?
Sod is grown on our family farm that specializes in sod production. When planting a new grass field, we treat and grade the soil, set up irrigation systems, and then plant sprigs from the grass chosen for the field. Sprigs are small pieces of grass, taken from blocks off of a certified grass pallet, which is then chopped up and spread throughout the field with a machine. After the sprigging process, the field is rigorously maintained until the sprigs have grown together to produce a full field of grass ready to harvest. During that time the grass fields are kept well fertilized, undergo frequent watering and are mowed on a regular basis.
Seeding involves planting the grass seeds in the spot that they will eventually grow. Sod, on the other hand, is already mature grass that takes root in a new location. Newly laid sod is ready for use in about thirty days. A seeded lawn takes much longer to grow and can’t be walked on until the grass is at least two inches tall.