Finally, A Grass To Celebrate

September 1, 2011 In Texas, dove hunting began today and those hunters lucky enough to find some water to hunt near will find their gun barrels with a heat index almost as hot as the Texas sun. There in lies the problem, water, or the lack thereof. I enjoy a little time in the field bird huntin' and one thing it seems that you can always count on with dove season is the rain that comes along with opening day. I realize that is a bit of a reach but that's the way it feels. With history in mind and a historical drought for the Gulf Coast of Texas on my mind I anticipated this day. I was not looking forward to showering down on a mourning dove with a blistering shower of Remington Shurshot Heavy Dove Load, but rather being showered upon by thirst quenching, life giving rain from a wave of gulf moisture. Newsflash, it's hot and dry. What does all...
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Winter Dormancy

February 11, 2011 I hope everyone is staying safe and warm in all these freezing temperatures we've had lately.  I guess you get used to below freezing temperatures if you live in a cold climate but down here in Southeast Texas we just aren't used to temps below freezing.  Although I will say that when the temperature last Friday (Feb 4 2011) only got down to 29 degrees fahrenheit, I thought to myself how much nicer that was than the 21 degrees we had the night before! Speaking of winter and cold temps, I wanted to talk about how grass can go dormant in the winter time.  Warm season grasses that are grown here in Southeast Texas go dormant when the temps get below 60 degrees F on a regular basis.  The grass doesn't turn brown right away and can stay green late into the fall.  The grass will start to turn brown and lose its color when we start getting frost on the ground. The...
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Quality sod only 25 minutes from downtown Houston

We grow quality sod in Crosby, TX, only 25 minutes from downtown Houston.  Seems like it gets closer all the time also with the new roads opening up between Crosby and Houston.  The Highway 90 extension that connects to Loop 610 and I-10 is now open and makes the trip even quicker! We are licensed to grow several varieties of grass that were developed by Sod Solutions, Inc., including Empire Zoysia and Celebration Bermuda.  We have two new varieties from them that should be ready for harvest in late 2012:  Discovery Bermuda and Geo Zoysia. We also have Raleigh St. Augustine, Palmetto St. Augustine, Tif 419 Bermuda, and Common Bermuda.  We sell wholesale to resellers, landscapers, builders and other commercial businesses but we also sell directly to the consumer and homeowner!  Homeowner's can pick up grass at our office in Crosby, 15204 Bohemian Hall Rd., or we can deliver right to your driveway in most cases!  So give us a call for...
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New Sod Needs Water

May 8, 2008 Just a quick update here about watering your new sod! Watering new sod is extremely important and deserves a quick update here. When sod is harvested, placed on a pallet, delivered to a new site, and then transplanted, it becomes stressed out as you can imagine. One of the best things you can do is to plant it as soon as possible because when the grass is stacked on a pallet it generates heat in all those layers. If left on the pallet too long (more than a day in the Summer) that heat will start to cook the grass and it will start turning brown. So step number one is to plant it as soon as possible! The next step is to water it properly. By the time the grass gets to your site it will be thirsty and be starting to dry out. You don't want the dirt on the block of grass to get dry and hard....
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