Welcome to Evergreen Turf, the premier Phoenix sod supplier. We offer a wide selection of sod varieties perfectly suited for Arizona's climate along with the latest information on how to install and maintain your lawn on a monthly schedule.
Evergreen Turf produces only the finest turfgrass varieties. We harvest your sod from our local farms when you order; ensuring that the freshest and best quality grass arrives at your home. Our sod varieties are all non-allergenic, durable, and attractive. When winter arrives, all of our varieties except Palmetto St. Augustine are compatible with winter lawn over-seeding, so you can have a beautiful, green lawn all year round.
Evergreen Turf was established in April of 1999 by Jeff Nettleton and Jimmy Fox as a small, friendly, locally-owned and -operated sod farm. The goal was to provide homeowners and landscape contractors with an elite, golf-quality product. Since then, Evergreen Turf has become the major sod provider not just for homeowners and landscapers, but for Arizona's demanding golf courses and sports facilities, including the Arizona Cardinals Stadium.
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Celebration Bermudagrass is a type of Bermuda grass bred by respected Australian turfgrass breeder and greenkeeper, Rod Riley. Riley worked on its development for more than ten years. The end result was an extremely durable type of sod. Celebration Bermudagrass is fast growing and tough, making it widely popular and useful for sports fields. Celebration Bermudagrass's extremely dark, bluish color puts it in a class all by itself. It has the unique combination of rapid lateral growth and slower vertical growth. Celebration recovers quickly from wear, but still requires 30-50% less mowing than other types of sod. Celebration's excellent sod strength means easier handling and better looking installations. It can be mowed with a sharp rotary mower or a reel mower.
Midiron is a type of Bermuda grass commonly used for parks, schools and other high-traffic areas. This grass is the most widely used sod in Arizona because it is the best overall adapted grass for lawns in the desert valleys. Midiron is an attractive, low maintenance turf, making it an excellent choice for general-purpose homeowner use. It has medium coarse leaf texture with a blue-green color and transitions extremely well from winter overseeding. Midiron can be mowed with a reel mower or a sharp rotary mower.
Tifway 419 is the most popular type of Bermuda grass used on professional sports fields and golf courses. It is used more than any other sod variety because of its extraordinary durability and its dark green, medium fine texture. In Phoenix, sod of this nature is a popular choice because it is dense with a medium to low growth habit. Tifway is a sod variety that establishes quickly at planting and is a vigorous grower.
Tifway 419 is a great choice for home lawns, sports fields, and golf fairways. It can be mowed with a sharp rotary motor, or a reel mower can be used for a more manicured look. Tifway 419 tolerates close mowing and is highly disease resistant.
Tifgreen 328 has a very fine texture and a bright green color. This variety was originally developed for use on golf course greens and is your best choice if you prefer a highly manicured appearance. Tifgreen 328 is still used on some golf greens, but it also makes and excellent choice for fairways and home lawns. It can be mowed with a sharp rotary mower; however, we recommend a reel mower for best results.
Tifgreen 328 is a hybrid Bermuda grass best suited for warm seasons and climates. It is highly resistant to diseases and overseeds well in the fall. This type of sod can handle reclaimed irrigation water and holds up well with high-traffic and even drought.
Palmetto St. Augustine
Palmetto has a coarse texture with a soft leaf and makes a stunning bright green turf. It is a semi-dwarf St. Augustine grass and is our best performing sod in shady conditions. Palmetto also thrives in full sunlight and is the most heat-tolerant of all St. Augustine cultivars. Palmetto sod should not be over-seeded in the winter and should be mowed with a sharp rotary mower. Palmetto St. Augustine thrives in hot desert areas, making it a popular Phoenix sod choice for residential and commercial use. It demonstrates superior tolerance to shade, cold, frost, heat, and drought. As a result, this type of sod is widely used across the southern United States from South Carolina to California.
Tifdwarf was originally developed for golf course greens to provide a higher quality putting surface than Tifgreen. Tifdwarf has a finer texture and darker color than Tifgreen. It also has smaller, shorter leaves, stems and internodes than Tifgreen. Tifdwarf sod makes and excellent putting green surface that will tolerate mowing heights down to 1/8" of an inch, or it can be mowed at 3/8" for home lawns. Tifdwarf must be mowed with a finely adjusted reel mower or "greens" mower.
Tifdwarf is highly adapted to heat, high traffic and low mowing. It overseeds and transitions well, making it effective for year-round use in places such as Phoenix where summer temperatures exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Tifdwarf sod is not as resistant to high-traffic and wear as Tifgreen, yet it is proven to be the finest sod variety for golf course greens.
The newest greens grass to be introduced in the United States, MiniVerde is a true ultra-dwarf bermudagrass for use on high quality putting greens. The top performer in a two year study by the USGA, it has an extremely dark green color and fine texture. It has low thatch accumulation and will tolerate mowing heights down to .100. Additionally, it is tolerant to cold weather and can be irrigated with reclaimed water. This type of sod is meant for use on high quality golf greens only!
MiniVerde spreads quickly upon establishment and forms a dense turf which will compete with the presence of weeds when properly maintained. MiniVerde sod is superior to all other commercially grown ultradwarfs with its dark green color, salt tolerance, shade tolerance, disease tolerance, and its recovery from injury.
TifEagle is the third generation of bermudagrass varieties developed exclusively for golf greens at the Coastal Plains Experiment Station in Tifton GA. Just as Tifdwarf replaced Tifgreen 328 as the standard for putting greens over the last three decades, TifEagle promises to set an even higher standard for the 21st century. Used on more golf courses than any other ultradwarf, TifEagle sod is the standard that all other greens are measured by.
TifEagle's leaf blades are extremely fine and straight. It grows in dense and is capable of repelling annual bluegrass. TifEagle sod overseeds well and maintains its color through warm summer temperatures and longer into the fall. This particular type of sod experiences rapid re-growth from mechanical injury and will produce higher quality putting surfaces than TifDwarf sod.
TifGrand - Available Summer 2011
Evergreen Turf, Arizona's premier sod producer, is the exclusive licensed seller of TifGrand bermudagrass in the Southwest. TifGrand bermudagrass is brand new to the sod market. One of the most distinctive and beneficial characteristics of the TifGrand variety is it can grow in the shade! Evergreen Turf is currently one of 18 licensed turf providers to sell this amazing new sod variety.
For Arizona residents TifGrand Bermudagrass is an excellent sod choice. Arizona residents who want shade in the heat of the summer no longer have to compromise their beautiful green lawn. If your yard contains shade tree coverage or if your home creates shade coverage over your lawn during the day, TifGrand might be the answer for you.
Evergreen Turf is also a proud provider of TifEagle, another sod variety to come from Dr. Hanna out of the Georgia program.
Arizona was a testing location throughout the development process of TifGrand bermudagrass and Evergreen Turf is confident this new sod variety will be a great choice for Arizona residents. Not only is TifGrand great for Arizona homeowners, but it is also a great sod variety for golf courses, athletics fields, and stadiums.
Anywhere where turf grows and shade is present, make the change to TifGrand bermudagrass.
*Please note that all TifGrand cannot tolerate 100% shade. It will still require 4 hours or more of sunlight per day in order to thrive.
Evergreen Turf is dedicated to providing its customers with the highest quality of sod Phoenix has to offer. Our friendly, knowledgeable people are committed to answering all of our customers' questions to ensure a stress-free experience with their new Arizona sod lawn.
Whether you wish to sod a small play area for the family or an entire golf course, Evergreen Turf can help you make it happen. If you're looking for the best in service and sod product, do it right the first time. Choose Evergreen Turf.
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