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    Why are there Mushrooms in my Lawn?

    Mushrooms are a form of fungus that can be spread by the wind, or by you carrying spores on your shoes/tires/animals/etc. Fungus as a whole prefers dark, wet environments. You are more likely to find mushrooms in your lawn if you yard is shaded, and recently after a good rain (or if you’ve left your…

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    Is Your Dog’s Urine Killing Your Lawn?

    Let’s start with the facts: only female dog urine tends burn grass, so if you have boys – that’s why you’ve likely never noticed it! But why is this? Chemically, male and female dog urine has the same makeup, so how is this a thing? Generally speaking, it has to do with the way a…

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    The Importance of a Quality Fleet

    As Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” At Sunbelt Sod, we like to think that we are prepared for whatever job our customers bring us. We are in an industry that is focused on providing a quality service to our customer, and if we cannot competently complete their job,…

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    Erosion Control, Take 2

    We’ve talked before about sod being a great option for erosion control. The only thing that can be a bit tricky is new sod that hasn’t taken root just yet – what happens when you’re working on a steep slope, or in a ditch that has water flowing through at a high rate of speed?…

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    Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

    We’ve all heard the age-old phrase “you get what you pay for.” I think every industry can acknowledge the truth behind this statement – ours is no different. When it comes to sodding your lawn, you have three main options to choose from: seeding, sodding, and artificial turf. While we won’t go too far into…

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    Notice to Owner? Lien? But I paid my bill!

    We talked a few weeks ago about the importance of making sure that your contractor is licensed, bonded, and insured. Unfortunately, subpar contractors slip through the cracks & fly under the radar on a daily basis. We want to do everything we can to make sure everyone knows about the dangers of hiring one of…

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    Common Sod Maintenance Mistakes

    The guy in the picture at the bottom of this post mistakenly killed 40,000 square feet of his lawn after using the wrong chemical application (click here for that story). Don’t be like this guy. All in all, many people are successfully able to take care of their lawn maintenance needs without the help of…

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    Fresh is Best

    One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is what types of sod we have on-site ready for pick up. The answer to that question is pretty simple: none. The reason behind that; however, is a little more complex. We strive to provide our customers with the freshest sod available. If we have various…

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    Sprigging vs. Sodding

    We’ve talked in the past about the differences between sodding and seeding, but what about sprigging? Sprigging is the planting of small plant pieces. There is special machinery that takes sod apart into smaller pieces (sprigs), some even spread the sprigs for you, or you can plant by hand. Some people may wonder how sprigging…

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    Supporting Small Business

    This may be a little off topic compared to most of our blog posts, but given today’s social climate, we feel it’s important to touch on the importance of being an asset your local community. COVID-19 has impacted everyone a little differently – some are hurting worse than they ever have before, while others are…

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