Why Sod? And Why Are Synthetics Bad for the Environment?

Thinking about going synthetic???  Think again!

Natural turfgrass sod is BENEFICIAL to the environment!  Just remember to water wisely, choose the correct variety for your area and use,and follow maintenance guidelines.

Instantaneous beauty and immediate value with sod. Within just a few hours, sod transforms bare soil into a lush and beautiful carpet of grass. Landscaping with turfgrass from a top quality sod farm in California immediately increases the market value of property from 10-15%!

Sod creates a healthy environment. Sod cleans the air and helps recharge our groundwater supplies. Turfgrass is one of nature's finest and least expensive filters, and works to improve the environment.

Sod reduces heat, glare, and noise. On a hot summer day, a home lawn will be 30 degrees cooler than asphalt & 15 degrees cooler than bare soil. The front lawns of 8 homes have the cooling effect in hot weather of about 70 tons of air conditioning.

Our sod is grown by West Coast Turf at a top quality sod farm providing you an Instant Lawn. Sod will root down in about 10 days and can be ready for rough play within weeks. A seeded lawn cannot be used for months and will not stop the soil or seed from washing or blowing away. Sod can also be installed any time.

And what about synthetic turf??  Don't be "greenwashed" by the false claims of the synthetic turf industry.  If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is!

The Truth About Artificial vs. Natural Turf

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Temperatures of surfaces at BYU practice fields in June 2002. Average air temperature = 81.42°F

Average surface temperature between 7:00 am and 7:00 pmAverage soil temperature between 7:00 am and 7:00 PM (two inch depth)Average temperature between 9:00 am and 2:00 PM in the shade

Soccer (synthetic)117.38°F157°F95.33°F116°F

Football (synthetic)117.04°F156°F96.48°F116.75°F75.89°F99°F
Natural Turf78.19°F88.5°F80.42°F90.75°F66.35°F75°F


Bare Soil98.23°F

Source: "Synthetic Surface Heath Studies," C. Frank Williams and Gilbert E. Pulley, Sports Turf Managers Association Annual Conference, January 2004.