Posts Tagged ‘Lawn Maintenance’

Lower water usage and keep your sod “Evergreen”

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Now that spring is here and the heat of summer is just around the corner, it’s time to start watering your Evergreen sod lawn again to keep it growing lush and green throughout the hottest and driest months of the year.


Spring Lawn and Sod Care

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Spring has officially arrived, which means it’s time to start preparing for new landscaping projects and seasonal lawn maintenance. Every year, lawns, no matter how big or small, go through similar seeding and fertilization cycles and spring is the time when grass starts growing again. If you want to ensure a healthy lawn, take note of these tips.


Arizona Sod and Lawn Maintenance Tips

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

When you live in Arizona, sod and lawn maintenance tasks vary through out the year depending on the season. However, Evergreen Turf has a few tips you can use all year long to improve the overall health of your desert landscape. (more…)

How to Treat Fairy Rings in your Arizona Lawn

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Fairy rings are raised green spots in Arizona sod lawns that take the shape of a circle. Growing steadily every year, some fairy rings can reach diameters of three or more meters. In mythical folklore, fairy rings were the result of fairies coming out of the woods at night and dancing in circles in the grass. While a cute story, it sure doesn’t explain much. Luckily, science has come up with explanations for why these strange rings occur. (more…)

Reel Mowers and Sod in Arizona

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

This isn’t your fathers push mower. Reel mowers generally bring to mind the manual mowers of old that were set at a certain height and impossible to use with tall grass. While the tall grass argument is still valid, many reel mowers today are extremely high quality and meant to be used with a variety of other types of grass.


The mowers are so precise the consumer is able to set the final height of the grass that they would prefer down to the 1/8 of an inch. While you will pay for such precision, the results are usually worth it, especially for those who take great pride in their Arizona sod lawn.

Not only that, but using a reel mower is going green. Because gas mowers use a mixture of oil and fuel, their emissions are a lot dirtier. In fact, the emissions from a gas lawn mower do more to harm our air then 40 total cars per gallon of gas consumed. While an electric lawn mower is a step in the right direction, they are still noisy, have inconvenient cords, and are much bulkier than reel mowers.

To understand why reel mowers are so much better than their older counterparts, we must understand some of the new manufacturing behind them. The image on the right is a reel mower manufactured by a company named Brill who specializes in reel mowers. Weighing only 17 pounds, the Luxus 38 is light enough to pick up with one arm and uses machined ball bearings to give a smooth roll.

As long as you regularly maintain your lawn, you can turn what is normally a dirty chore into a meditative practice. Imagine being able to mow your Arizona sod lawn in near silence, only being able to hear the grass being cleanly clipped. It’s something most people don’t do, and it can change your entire view of mowing the lawn.

Evergreen Turf is an Arizona sod company that has become the major sod provider not just for homeowners and landscapers, but for Arizona’s demanding golf courses and sports facilities.