FAQs

Q:  What kind of grass should I plant?
A:  The answer to that question depends on your yard. All grasses we grow take full sun very well and all can withstand the Texas heat.

If you have a lot of shade, then St. Augustine is a good option.  It can handle both full sun and shade.  If you want flowerbeds, St. Augustine is also good as Bermuda tends to “take over” everything.  You can still have flowerbeds with Bermuda, but you will spend more time weeding the grass out of the beds to maintain them.

Zoysia is a very slow growing grass.  Once it is established, you won’t have to mow it as often, but because it is slow-growing it will take a little longer to establish than the others.  It can handle shade, but not as well as St. Augustine.  It also handles full sun very well.

Bermuda is a great full sun option. It’s also great for high traffic areas.  It’s easily established and quite hardy.  It tends to take over a yard, so just take extra precautions with your flowerbeds.

See our products page for more specific information on these grasses.

Q:  How do I measure my yard to find out how much grass I need?
A:  Although yards are not often perfectly square or rectangular, you can estimate the amount of grass you need by breaking your yard down into rectangular sections, measuring the length & width (in feet) of each of those sections, calculating the area (length x width) of those sections, and then adding all of the sections together for a total square footage.  –OR–You can plug your measurements into our turf calculator and let it figure out the quantity of grass you’ll need.

Q:  How do you sell the grass?
A:  We usually sell grass by the pallet.  We offer 2 pallet sizes.  Our small pallet size holds 450 sq ft of grass, and our large pallet size holds 500 sq. ft.  We can also sell ½ pallets and individual pieces of grass.

Q:  How many feet does a pallet cover?
A:  Either 450 sq feet or 500 sq. ft. depending on which size you buy.  450 sq. feet covers an area that measures about 25 ft x 18 ft.  500 sq feet covers an area that measures about 25 ft x 20 ft.

Q:  How much does a pallet weigh?
A:  Pallets range in weight from 2500 to 3000 lbs.

Q:  What’s the size of one square of grass?
A:  One square of grass measures approximately 16 x 24 inches.

Q:  Do you deliver?
A:  Yes, we offer deliveries throughout the state of Texas.  Price for deliveries starts at $350.00 and increases depending on delivery location.  If you only need a couple of pallets, we suggest you pick them up at the farm.  Local companies offer daily flatbed trailer rentals if needed.

Q:   What do I need to do to prepare the soil?
A:  Please use the following link to access the best advice for the establishment of turfgrass from the Texas A & M University Turfgrass Program:  http://aggieturf.tamu.edu/answers4you/establishment.html

Q:  Do I fertilize immediately after planting the grass?

A:  All our grass is fertilized at the farm so it’s not necessary, but you might consider broadcasting a low nitrogen root stimulator/starter fertilizer just to aid in the establishment of the lawn.  You could even add that to the soil prior to sod installation.  A good source for information about further fertilizing in your area is your local county agricultural extension agent.  You can find contact information for the various county extension agents by doing an internet search.  Another good source for fertilizing information is http://aggieturf.tamu.edu/answers4you/establishment.html

Q:  How often do I water?
A:  With ANY of the grasses we sell, you need to water well and often to get them established.  Water new sod immediately after installation.  If your yard is big, you might even have someone hand water one section in while you are still laying another section.  Water initially so that the soil is moist 3-4 inches below the sod.  Water at least once per day during the first two weeks after installation. Use enough water to keep the sod and soil moist but not soaking wet.  (Overwatering can be just as bad as not watering enough as it can prevent the roots from becoming established.)  Check your grass daily during the first weeks after installation to make sure the grass and top inch or two of soil stay moist throughout the day.  As soon as the new grass is established begin a deep and infrequent watering program to promote a deep and healthy root system. Check with your county agricultural extension agent for the best and most up to date information, and always water in accordance with your local jurisdiction’s watering restrictions.

Q: How do I treat brown spots in grass?
A:  Brown patch is a grass disease caused by a fungal infection. It forms circular or irregular patches of light brown thinned grass and usually shows up in late fall or early spring, when the temperatures are between 75 and 85 degrees, and when wet conditions are present.  Brown patch attacks the blades of grass. Brown patch can be caused by excessive watering and over-fertilization.  Solutions for brown patch include watering early in the morning and allowing grass blades to dry out during the day.  Avoid over-fertilizing and aerate your lawn once a year to promote air flow and good soil drainage.  There are also chemical fungicides made specifically to fight brown patch; these are best used on a preventative basis.

Another thing that can cause yellowing spots in your yard are white grubs.  White grub damage shows up in late summer. If you see symptoms of yellowing turf in your yard, you can check for white grubs by cutting  out a 1 ft x 1 ft section of your sod and flipping it over.  If you count more than 10 to 12 white grubs under the sod you will want to treat your lawn for white grubs. The best time to control them is in late August.

Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. We accept Visa, MasterCard, local area checks and cash. Returned check fee is $35. Bad checks will be turned over to the Caldwell County District Attorney for action if other payment arrangements are not made.

Q. What professional associations do you belong to?
A. We belong to the Turfgrass Producers of Texas aka TPT – their website is at: www.txsod.com