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Should I use sprigs or sod?
Sod gives an immediate cover.  Sprigging per square foot costs less than sodding.  Sprigging requires more water, more herbicide, and more fertilizer than sodding.  Sprigging takes several weeks to establish ground cover.  Sprigging cannot be done year round.

After I plant my yard, when should I fertilize and how much?
You should fertilize 1 month to 6 weeks after planting.  Fertilize with a complete fertilizer such as 13-13-13 or 15-15-15 at a rate of 7.5 pounds per 1000 square feet.  One month to 6 weeks later, apply 5 pounds per 1000 square feet of a 21-7-14 fertilizer with micronutrients.

What is the best time of day to water my yard?
Watering pre-dawn increases water usage efficiency because less water will evaporate than during daytime watering.  Additionally, when the sun rises, the grass leaves will dry and this will reduce the likelihood of disease establishment in your grass.

How often should I water my yard?
Under dry conditions, your yard should receive ½ inch of water twice a week to prevent your grass from wilting.  Watering requirements vary depending on turf variety, location, rainfall, depth of soil, and degree of green you desire.  Theoretically, if your sprinkler system is 80% efficient, you would use 0.78 gallons per square foot to apply the necessary 1 acre-inch of water.

How often should I mow my yard?
Only mow often enough to remove 1/3 of the total grass leaf.

How do I rid of the brown spots in my yard?
First, determine if the brown spots are caused by drought, disease, or insects.  If increased watering makes the brown spots turn green, your problem is drought.  Certain varieties are more susceptible to insect and disease than others.  You may need to consult a professional.

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Billy Mayfield Turf Farms provides quality turfgrass for all your landscaping needs.  Our sod is delivered to you in either rolls or blocks, ready to establish a natural green area so desirable to both residential and commercial clients.  The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Billy Mayfield Farms will help you with selection, installation, care, and maintenance concerns.  Whether you’re considering Zoysia, Bermuda, Buffalo, St. Augustine, or Centipede or any other variety of sod, we have the experience and ability to aid you in creating the perfect business or  home lawn, park renovation, naturescape, athletic field, or golf course.