What A Wet Beginning To Fall!

Whew! We don't know about y'all, but we sure are tired of all this rain! As farmers, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature, and she isn't making it very easy to harvest sod right now. We are still rained out in our Argentine Bahia fields, but are hoping to be able to get in there to cut late next week. 

The wet weather is causing a delay on harvesting in our Palmetto and Captiva St. Augustine fields as well, and we are hoping to be able to harvest those varieties in the middle part of October. 

We are still able to get our Floratam St. Augustine harvested, as well as the Empire Zoysia, as long as those fields don't have standing water. Just give us a call to see what the field is looking like and to place your order! 

For all previous customers, especially those with shade tolerant St. Augustine varieties, don't forget to apply fungicide to your lawns once this wet weather clears out. 

Also, we are still running our free delivery special on two or more pallets to certain counties… We aren't sure how much longer that will be going on, so get the deal while you can! 

Hope you are all having a wonderful beginning to Fall! 

SSS

A Very Rainy July

Whew! Here at the farm we have been experiencing record amounts of rain this July! August has proven to be drier, and the sod is looking great after all that moisture! It's beautiful emerald green as far as you can see on the sod fields. Our St. Augustine Floratam and Empire Zoysia is currently available for delivery to your home or business and we would love to send some to you! We are still unfortunately on a wait list for Argentine Bahia, but are hoping to be able to cut next week sometime. We won't ship anything to you unless it is of the highest quality and we sure do appreciate your patience. As always in the summer, we are holding off on harvesting our Palmetto St. Augustine and Captiva St. Augustine. These varieties have a tendency to fungus easily, and therefore don't do well on the pallet during the dog days of Summer. Fungus loves three things: Warm, Wet, and Dark… Which is exactly the conditions you will find when stacked on a pallet during these hot months. They do much better being installed in the early to late Fall, Winter, Spring, and early Summer. We want your lawn to look the best it can! 

Are you experiencing some fungus problems in your lawn from all the rain? Most people in Florida are right now. No worries! A topical fungicide purchased from a garden center or home improvement store will restore the health of your lawn. Be sure to read the instructions on the label and follow any safety precautions. You can also check our previous blog post on the topic of Rainy Weather and Your Florida Lawn by clicking the link below:

 http://southernsodservices.com/blog/2013/05/02/rainy-weather-and-your-florida-lawn/

We hope you are all having a fabulous summer!