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Can you lay sod in the winter months?
Yes, sod may be laid year round.

 
Does Boyd Sod Farm have scraps of sod?
Yes, scraps are available when we have thrown off pieces that are not perfect to put on the pallet. These are available for anyone to pick up in the fields themselves. You can contact the office to find when there are scraps available.

 
Does Boyd Sod Farm sell grass seed?
No, Boyd Sod Farm does not sell seed, but will be happy to lead you in the right direction based on what your are looking for. You may call Boyd Sod Farm toll free at 877-388-3977.

 
How do I know how much grass I need?
Measure the length and width of the area you are sodding and multiply them together. Measure in feet and that will give you the total square footage you will need.

 
How long can sod be left on a pallet after cutting?
How long you can leave sod on a pallet depends on the time of year. During the summer months, when it is extremely hot, you want to lay sod within a day, maybe two days of being cut. In the winter it can wait a few days, but the sooner it is laid the better. A few tips to keeping sod....place pallets in shade if you cannot lay them right away. Never put water on the pallets, this will cause the sod to attract heat more and burn the sod, killing it almost instantly.

 
How many square feet per pallet?
Centipede has 500 square feet per pallet. St. Augustines & Zoysia's have 450 square feet.

 
How much does a pallet of sod weigh?
A pallet of sod weighs approximately a ton. It ranges from 1500 to 2000 lbs.

 
How much does the sod cost?
Sod prices vary on amount ordered. Please call us for further pricing.

 
How much water do I put on the sod?
When sod is first laid, you must water at least one inch a day for the first two to three weeks. This is approximately two to three hours of watering. During the summer heat it is vital to keep your sod watered! Once sod is established every other day or every few days is sufficient. Keep a watch on your lawn and water if it looks necessary.

 
How short can I cut my grass?
Centipede mowing height is 1 1/2 to 2 inches. St. Augustine mowing height is 2 to 3 inches. El Toro Zoysia mowing height is a 1/2 to 2 inches. Empire Zoysia mowing height is a 1/2 to 2 inches.

 
What are the dimensions of a pallet of sod and a piece?
A pallet is 4'x4'. A square is 16x24 inches and a total of 2.67 square feet.

 
What are your hours of operation?
Boyd Sod Farm is open Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

 
What is the minimum amount of sod allowed for purchase?
Boyd Sod only cuts on order. We will cut exactly what you want. There is no minimum amount to order for pick up. Boyd Sod does have a minimum of 4 pallets for delivery.

 
What kind of sod will do well in sunny and/or shady areas?
Any grass will grow in full sun. Zoysia's and St. Augustine are known for their tolerance of shade. El Toro Zoysia and Empire have a moderate shade tolerance. St. Augustine is more shade tolerant than zoysia. It needs a few hours of filtered sunlight to survive. If there is no sunlight or very little, you may want to consider a ground cover, such as ivy. If you are not sure, get professional advice.

 
What type of fertilizer should I use on my grass?
Application amount varies with each sod. A 16-4-8 should be used as a summer fertilizer and 5-10-15 with spring and fall fertilization. Centipede does not like much fertilizer, so even just one application a year is sufficient. St. Augustine requires more care; two applications a year are needed. El Toro and Empire are lower maintenance zoysia's, so you may fertilize them once or twice a year. You must be careful not to over fertilize, this may cause damage to your sod. Space out your fertilizations and please feel free to contact us with any questions.

 
What type of sod will do best in my yard and will Boyd Sod Farm send someone to make an observation?
Each yard varies depending on sunlight versus shade, traffic, and customer preference. Centipede is the lowest priced and most common lawn grass in our area. Centipede is a low maintenance, medium width blade, crab-apple green colored sod. It has no shade or traffic tolerance. St. Augustine is for customers who need a shade tolerant sod. St. Augustine is a wide bladed sod and color varies by variety. It does not have a traffic tolerance. Zoysia is another option for a beautiful home lawn when the customer does not want St. Augustine, but has some shade. Zoysia's have a moderate shade tolerance and a good tolerance to heat, drought, salt and heavy traffic. Insect and disease problems are uncommon. Boyd Sod carries two varieties of Zoysia grasses: El Toro and Empire. El Toro Zoysia is a medium width blade, similar to Centipede. Empire has a slightly thicker blade than El Toro which gives it a small advantage in drought tolerance. If the customer feels they need more expertise advice, we will be happy to try and appropriately assist your needs.

 
Where is Boyd Sod Farm located?
Boyd Sod Farm is located just outside of Monticello, approximately 45 miles east of Tallahassee and 70 miles West of Lake City. We are on Highway 221, one mile from the Florida-Georgia line. Please call us for directions specific to your needs.

 
 
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Boyd Sod Farm
806 Quitman Hwy. N.
Greenville FL 32331
850-997-6222
Toll Free: 1-877-388-3977
Fax: 1-850-997-6702