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Sod Varieties

Over the years our customers have been the ones to define our quality. They expect purity, reliability, competitive prices, on-time delivery, and satisfactory service. In every attribute that influences customer satisfaction and quality, we know that just being good is not good enough. That is why golf course architects, contractors, and superintendents in the Southeast rely on our products.

Hugghins Sod Farms provides a number of turf grasses for golf courses, athletic fields, residential homes, and commercial properties.

Available Turf Grasses

Tifway 419 Bermuda, Zenith Zoysia, Meyer Zoysia, Emerald Zoysia, St. Augustine, Centipede

Overview of Turf Grasses

Select an area of interest to view recommended turf grasses.

Turf Grass for Golf Courses & Atheltic Fields

Tifway Bermuda (T-419)
Used on golf corses and sports fields across the nation this type. It produces an extremely dense turf and, once established, maintains a dense and attractive turf with somewhat less fertilizer than any other Bermuda. It is a slow rooter, but spreads fairly rapidly.

Meyer Zoysia
Medium in texture, it has good color, good disease resistance, excellent cold tolerance and as Zoysias go, is fairly readily established from sprigging. Meyer seems to be preferred by mole crickets and by the bill bug, both hard to pest that can be fatal.

Zenith Zoysia
Dark green color and medium fine leaf produces a superior lawn or golf course fairway, tee or rough. Use Zenith for superior, low maintenance landscaping.

Residential Turf Grasses

Emerald Zoysia
The Cadillac of lawn grasses. An artificially bred hybrid released by Dr. Forbes several years after Meyer, Emerald produces an extremely dense, fine textured turf of true emerald green color.

Centipede was introduced by seed from China in 1919. Medium in texture with a pale to medium green color, Centipede is a slow growing but highly aggressive grass that can be depended upon to produce a good, dense, relatively weed free turf at low maintenance levels. In spite of its aggressiveness, Centipede is easily controlled and usually requires edging only once a year around walks and flower beds.

St. Augustine

The most redeeming features of St. Augustine are its attractive color and vigorous year round growth in frost-free climates. It is a rapid grower requiring frequent mowing, but is easy to mow.

Planting Zone Chart

* Zone 1 - This zone includes lower coastal North Carolina, coastal South Carolina, coastal and south Georgia, all of Florida, and lower and coastal sections of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. This zone should use the Hot Climate Grasses which include Bermuda, Bahia, Centipede, Carpet, St. Augustine and Zoysia.

* Zone 2 - This zone goes north of Zone 1 and includes north coastal North Carolina, much of central South Carolina, central Georgia, north and central Alabama, northern Louisiana, south west Tennessee, all except the most northern part of Arkansas, most of central Texas and the southern portion of Oklahoma. This zone should use a limited set of the Hot Climate Grasses including Bermuda, Centipede and Zoysia

* Zone 3 - This zone covers much of the middle U.S. including parts of New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, western North Carolina, western Tennessee, western Kentucky, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, southern Missouri, southern Kansas, northern Oklahoma, northern Texas, most of New Mexico, southern Arizona and most of coastal California. This zone should use Cool Season Grasses including Tifway Bermuda, Meyer Zoysia and Zenith Zoysia.

* Zone 4 - This zone covers a band of the upper central U.S. including parts of Rhode Island and Connecticut, a small portion of southern New York, northern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, eastern West Virginia, northern Virginia, east Tennessee, central Kentucky, most western Ohio, northern Indiana, southern Michigan, northern Illinois, southern Iowa and northern Missouri, southern Nebraska and northern Kansas, central Colorado, northwest New Mexico, northern Arizona, southeast Utah, the southern tip of Nevada, much of central California, coastal Oregon and south coastal Washington. This zone should use Cool Season Grasses including Meyer Zoysia and Zenith Zoysia.

* Zone 5 - This zone covers the upper U.S. north of Zone 4 and should use Cool Season Grasses.