At Aventura Nursery, we bring the sod we sell in from Miami. It is grown in a 1000-acre mud bottom field. This is a black, mucky top soil based sod. It is healthy. Install our sod and you will have a lawn to enjoy for many years.
Several years ago, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida published a report based on a four-year study to determine the effects of sod-soil type of the final sod product.
They found that, during the first year, it mattered little if the sod was grown in sandy or mucky soil. However, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years and beyond told a different story. After the first year of growth, the sod grown in a muck base produced a far better lawn, with superior turf quality and density, and increased top- growth. In the end, it all comes down to nitrogen which is much more abundant in the muck than the sand.
What type of sod is best for my Spring Hill yard?
Other than looking great, an ideal lawn should be easy to mow, be drought tolerant, resist pests and diseases and be able to withstand varying temperatures. St. Augustine grass is favored by many Florida property owners because it nicely fulfills all the above criteria and is widely available. However, it in not the only grass that grows well in Florida. Others to consider are:
Argentine - needs little water
Bahia - super drought resistent, hardy
Floratam - for full sun
Palmetto - for shady areas
Zoysia - soft; feels great for bare feet
We offer all the above brands, as well as, Bitter Blue and Seville.