Eco-Turf Sod

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Eco-Turf Sod
Eco-Turf Sod

What is Eco-Turf?

ScienTurfic’s Eco-Turf is a blend of 3-5 varieties of hybrid bluegrass specially grown for the Rocky Mountain Region. Eco-Turf is a thick dense turf that is adapted for drought and cold tolerance. This special blend also tolerates high traffic areas. Eco-Turf maintains a deep green color and has a leaf texture that is fine to medium.

Our roots make the difference

One of the biggest advantages of Eco-Turf is its extensive rooting and rhizomatous structure. Rhizomes are underground roots that allow the plant to repair itself quickly and survive through prolonged periods of stress. They also allow it to knit and present a dense and plentiful turf.

Specially grown for Colorado

Eco-Turf’s bluegrass varieties are specially blended for the sunny Colorado climate and provides excellent tolerance of the harsh cold winters.

Eco-Turf is also blended to adapt to the various types of soils in the region. This blend prefers a loam soil but can survive the extremes of sand or clay soils.

An Eco-Turf lawn planted on well prepared soil adapts to Evapotranspiration (ET) irrigation guidelines for both the traditional and xeric or water-wise landscape.
Eco-Turf is most commonly used on home lawns, parks, cemeteries, golf course fairways, and athletic fields because of its ability to withstand high traffic. Eco-Turf provides a natural, comfortable, safe, and durable surface for play and relaxation.

Our formulated bluegrass blends

In consultation with seed growers and universities, Eco-Turf was developed as a proprietary blend of bluegrass varieties resulting in superior wear and drought tolerance, sod strength, a thick turf, disease resistance, and a deep green color.

Benefits for the environment

As the region’s environmentally-friendly turf grass blend,
Eco-Turf plays an important role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, mitigating the heat island effect, reducing energy consumption, and interacting with the ecosystem through physical and biological processes, which contribute to the overall health of the landscape. Eco-Turf also benefits the environment by releasing oxygen into the air, cooling the temperature, controlling pollution, reducing soil erosion, and purifying and replenishing our water supply.

Drought resistant

Eco-Turf is a proprietary blend of the newest hybrid grasses specially blended to be drought resistant.
Once established, Eco-Turf can better
endure drought conditions with only minimal amounts of water to keep the rhizomes and crown alive. Unlike other grasses which can die out, Eco-Turf will adapt to drought stresses and heat by going dormant until more favorable growing conditions return.
Great for playing, high traffic

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How big is a roll of sod?

A roll of sod is 24" x 48" = 8 sq ft

How much does a roll of sod weigh?

On average 32 to 40 lbs.

How many rolls are on a pallet?

There are 70 rolls on a pallet.

How many sq ft are on a pallet?

There are 560 sq ft on a pallet.

How do I know how many rolls I need?

Each roll = 8 sq ft. measure the area to be sodded and divide by 8. This will tell you the number of rolls needed to cover the area to be sodded.

Is your sod fresh cut?

All ScienTurfic sod is cut fresh every day for pickup and delivery.

May I pick up sod?

Yes, we have over 60 locations where sod can be picked up. Go to our location page to find a location near you.

What days is sod available for pickup?

Sod can be picked up at our three company sites Monday - Saturday and 7 days a week at garden centers and landscape supply centers that carry our sod.

How much sod can I pick up in my truck?

A pallet of sod weighs 2,000 to 2,500 lbs.  In most cases a full size pick up can hold one pallet of sod.

Can I get my sod delivered?

Yes. We deliver to all areas of Metro Denver and along the Front Range, Monday through Saturday.

Is there a charge for delivery?

Delivery charges vary according to amount of sod delivered and area delivered to.      Contact us for delivery charges to your area.

What types of grass do you grow?

We produce two varieties. Ecoturf and Sun and Shade. You can find product descriptions and info on our products page. Our Eco-turf is a blend of improved varieties of bluegrass. Sun & Shade is a mixture of bluegrass and tall fescue.

Is bluegrass a poor choice for Colorado?

Bluegrass is ideally suited for the semi- arid climate of Colorado. It is both heat and cold tolerant, recuperates from heavy traffic and very drought resistant.

Do you have a grass that grows in shady areas?

Our Sun and Shade variety contains turf type tall fescue that does well in shade.

Will you take sod to my backyard when it is delivered?

Due to the weight of each pallet and the machinery to unload pallets from the truck we can not cross sidewalks and driveways. Delivered sod will be placed on the street in front of the house.

How long can I leave sod on the pallet after it is delivered?

Due to its perishable nature, sod should always be installed the same day it is delivered.

Will you install my sod for me?

Yes. We offer full sod installation services. Our crews can also provide soil preparation activities as well.

How do I measure the area I want to sod?

For help in measuring your area for sod go to our Resource page and look for our Measuring Tips guide.

Do you charge a pallet deposit?

We have a $10.00 pallet deposit which is refundable upon return to one of our three pickup locations.

What is the best time of year to install new sod?

Spring and fall are excellent times to install new sod. However, it may be installed any time during the year when water is available and the ground can be worked.

Can I install sod during the winter?

Yes, as long as the ground is not frozen and can be worked, sod can be cut in the field, and water is available to water the new sod.

Can I sod my backyard all in one day?

Depending on the size of the area to be sodded. You can figure it will take 2 hours to install one pallet of sod per person, which will cover a 560 sq ft area.

What is the best way to take sod off the pallet and to my backyard?

The easiest way to transport sod to the backyard is by wheel barrow.

Do you sell direct to homeowners?

We sell direct to homeowners as well as to contractors.

Do I need to be home when my sod is delivered?

No. As long as you leave instructions with our dispatcher when the order is placed as to where it is to be dropped off.

Will I need a watering permit to install my sod?

It is best to check with your local Municipality or water provider as to current watering permits or restrictions.

Do I need to pick up my entire order all at one time?

You can make as many trips as you need to pick up your sod.

What kind of grass is best for Colorado?

ScienTurfic Eco-Turf is a cool season grass that is suited for high elevations, cool nighttime temperatures, and cold winters will do best in the Colorado climate.

I have heard that Bluegrass uses more water than other types of grass.

Most lawns are over watered. With proper soil preparation and good lawn care practices, bluegrass lawns need far less water than most homeowners use on them.

Does Fescue use less water?

Fescue will use less water than bluegrass lawns if it is able to develop its characteristic deep root system to use sub-soil moisture.

What about Buffalo Grass?

Buffalo grass is a warm season grass that does use much less water than traditional lawns. It only stays green 3 to 4 months of the year when temperatures are high. It does not tolerate foot traffic and is best used in outlying areas.

Is there a grass that does better in the heat?

Most of the new Bluegrass hybrids being developed are now drought resistant, as well as heat and cold tolerant.

What is Texas Bluegrass?

Texas Bluegrass is a Bluegrass hybrid developed in the Southern U.S. to be heat tolerant and drought resistant.

Is seeding cheaper than sod?

Initial costs of seeding a lawn are less. However consider costs for watering, weed control, and overall maintenance seeding will cost more than sodding.

What are Native grasses?

Native grasses are those varieties found growing on the prairies of Eastern Colorado.

What are cool season grasses?

Cool season grasses are those that are suited for climates with cool nights and cold winters, like here in Colorado.

What kind of grass should I use if I have dogs?

With dogs, a grass that tolerates heavy foot traffic such as Bluegrass is best, but unfortunately there is no particular kind of grass that holds up long term to the daily wear and tear of dogs.

What is a good grass for high foot traffic?

Most athletic fields use a Blend of Bluegrass Hybrids that hold up to high foot traffic and heavy use.