This directory was created to assist potential sod buyers in locating sources of turfgrass sod available in Oklahoma, as well as in determining availability of services such as site preparation, sod installation, sprigging, hydroseeding and hydromulching. Information on how to establish a lawn can be found in OSU Fact Sheet HLA-6419: “Establishing A Lawn In Oklahoma.”
About This Directory
Although the information presented in this directory was believed to be current at publication time, variety availability as well as services offered by producers are subject to change.
Retail nursery operations not specializing in either sod production or sod sales were intentionally excluded from this directory as they typically buy their sod for resale from producers listed in this directory and they may not stock sod throughout the entire year. In addition to locating sod sources in this directory, home consumers may wish to contact their local retail garden center to determine turfgrass sod varieties available.
Information presented herein was gathered during March – April 2014 in an email survey of all known producers in Oklahoma. Many producers chose not to participate in the survey and thus some are not listed in this directory and some are listed that may no longer be in business. Sod producers or other business entities specializing in the production or sale of turfgrass sod who are not listed in this directory and who wish to be included in the next update of this directory should direct their request to: Dennis Martin, Oklahoma State University, 358 Agricultural Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078. Producers that are members of the Oklahoma Sod Producers Association (OSPA) have the OSPA designation in their listing.
How to Use This Directory
Step 1: In order to locate sod retailers or wholesalers that carry the turfgrass which you are interested in obtaining or to locate businesses offering hydroseeding or hydromulching, refer to Table 1. First look for the name of the turfgrass or service you are interested in purchasing (left hand column), then reference the variety or service to the producer number(s) located in the right hand column.
Step 2: Reference the producer number(s) found in Table 1 to the List of Producers and Sources of Sod on pages 3-8 of this publication. The producer number is located immediately prior to the producer company name in the List of Producers and Sources of Sod.
Step 3: When you have located a producer which carries the grass you seek, confirm that the services offered by the producer fit your needs. Some producers only serve as wholesalers while others sell wholesale or retail. In this publication, wholesalers are those that would sell to commercial or professional turfgrass operations such as golf courses, landscape architects, contractors, or grounds management professionals. Retail sales are those sales directed to the home consumer.
Other services offered by producers could include site preparation (properly preparing the site for laying sod or broadcasting sprigs), installation (laying sod), sprigging, hydroseeding or hydromulching. Hydroseeding/hydromulching is spreading seed and/or mulch through a stream of water that contains a tacifier that seals the seed/mulch to the soil and reduces soil erosion or washing of seed during the establishment period.
Step 4: Questions concerning current sod availability and price as well as other specific information should be directed to the businesses by using the addresses or phone numbers provided.
Table 1. Reference table for matching turfgrass varieties or hydroseeding/hydromulching services and their sources.
|Astro||9, 37, 41, 44, 47|
|Common or variety not stated||40|
|Latitude 36||21, 37|
|Midland (hay/forage type)||5, 39, 50|
|Midlawn||(no longer in production in Oklahoma)|
|Midland '99 (hay/forage)||39, 41, 50|
|Tifton 44 (hay/forage type)||38, 50|
|Tifton 328||(see Tifgreen)|
|Tifton 419||(see Tifway)|
|Tifway||3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 37, 39, 42, 44, 46, 48, 51|
|Quicksand Common||24, 40, 45|
|U-3||1-5, 7-32, 35-39, 41-44, 46-51|
|U-3 (overseeded with ryegrass)||8, 10, 21, 22, 25, 27|
|Prairie||(no longer in production in Oklahoma)|
|Variety not stated||2, 12|
|Centipedegrass ||not available in Oklahoma|
|Raleigh||19, 27, 48|
|Blend (specific varieties not stated)||4, 5, 7, 12, 14, 18 - 24, 25,
26, 29, 32, 41, 44, 45, 46, 49
|Black Beauty Blend||44|
|Crossfire II Ultimate||28|
|Heartland Supreme (tall fescue/Bluegrass mix)||21|
|Rebel II||18, 25|
|El Toro||5, 21, 45|
|Matrella species||12, 44|
|Meyer||5, 12, 19-21, 24, 25, 26, 29, 37, 44, 46, 48|
|Hydroseeding or Hydromulching||2, 5, 21, 23, 28, 31, 33, 42, 47, 49|
|Oklahoma Sod Producers Association Members||2-5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14-18, 21-27, 29, 32, 35, 37, 41, 42, 44-47, 49|
|Turf Producers International Members||3, 5, 13, 14, 23, 25, 27, 36, 41, 44, 47
Listing of Producers and Sources of Turfgrass Sod in Oklahoma
Turf Extension Assistant