Certified Turfgrass – Hawaii Sod – Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
We are located in Mililani Agricultural Park at the very end of Meheula Parkway in Mililani Town on the island of Oahu. The physical address of the Agricultural Park is 94-840 Lanikuhana Avenue, Mililani, HI 96789. Click here for map.
Do you ship to neighbor islands?
Yes we do ship to the neighboring islands C.O.D. via Young Brothers. The turfgrass is strapped on a pallet and shipped in a refrigerated container.
What are the benefits of turfgrass?
Turfgrass cools and cleans the atmosphere, releases oxygen, stores carbon, breaks down other harmful pollutants, enriches the soil, helps minimize dust, provides substantial erosion control, helps ground water recharge and minimizes storm water runoff.
What is Certified Turfgrass?
Demand Blue Tag Certified sod by the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association…
…Because after all, if it’s not certified, what is it?
Benefits of Certified Turfgrass Sod:
- Genetic Purity- By purchasing certified turfgrass sod you can rest assured it has been grown from a documented planting source and has been field inspected by a Hawaii Crop Improvement Certified Inspector for off-type plants such as common Bermuda.
- Free of Noxious Weeds- Certified turfgrass is also inspected and warrantied to be 100% free of noxious and objectionable weeds at the time of inspection.
- Same Turf Today and Tomorrow- By purchasing certified turfgrass you know the variety you plant today will be the same that you plant tomorrow. So make sure you ask for blue tag certified turfgrass by Hawaii Crop Improvement Association and see the advantages of certified turfgrass sod.
Do you do installations?
Hawaiian Turfgrass not only sells high quality sod, we also specialize in turfgrass installations, irrigation/sprinkler installations, and soil prep and installations. We offer nothing but quality workmanship and are available at competitive and affordable prices. Call us today to schedule a consultation for your lawn project.
When is the best time to install sod here in Hawaii?
Living in Hawaii there is no need to wait for the “right” time of year as every day is a great day to get started on your project. Turfgrass Sod can be installed anytime during the year.
How is the sod sold?
Our sod is sold by the square foot. Our pieces are 2 feet by 4 feet in size or 8 square feet pieces.
A newly sodded lawn gives you the chance to enjoy life a whole lot sooner! A newly sodded lawn can be installed in hours. So, why wait one or two years for a new lawn to struggle to maturity when you can be relaxing on a beautiful lawn right now?
What are the benefits of sod grown on plastic?
Benefits of buying our sod grown on plastic is that you are buying a QUALITY product grown in 100% recycled compost which is weed free. Roots are the most important part of any plant. Our turfgrass roots grows parallel on the plastic, when harvested you will receive the entire grass plant including all of its roots. When the sod is planted, the roots take hold into the soil, so there is minimized stress on the turfgrass.
What is the best grass?
The amount of sunlight and personal prefernce plays a big factor in determining what grass to select for your project. Our Most Popular turf is El Toro Zoysia & St. Augustine, especially for home lawns. TifGrandR Bermuda which is the only Shade Tolerant Bermuda will also be very popular once released Summer 2012.
Do I need to prep my soil?
Soil preparation is the key to a healthy beautiful lawn. This includes weed removal, tilling, addition of soil, leveling, rolling before and after you sod your lawn.
Do I really need topsoil?
Using the best quality soil, adequate soil ammendments, having a healthy microbe and michorizae populations are steps to a healthy soil profile and landscape. Hawaiian Turfgrass can also provide you with soil preparation and lawn installation services, please give us a call.
Does different grass grow better in different parts of the island?
Sunlight plays a big factor with grass. In general turf grass needs 6 or more hours of direct sunlight to thrive. Shade tolerant turf grasses are available and can thrive with 4 hours or more of sunlight. The more sunlight your area and grass receives, the healthier it will be. No turf grass grows in complete shade. Call or email us and we will be glad to recommend a grass for your area and project.
What if i’m not sure what grass I need?
Call or Email Hawaiian Turfgrass any time and we can help you choose which turf grass is best for your area and project.