Testimonials

Dr. Dennis Martin

Dr. Dennis Martin

Oklahoma State University

// "Latitude 36 and NorthBridge offer the finer blades of Tifway with a cold hardiness equivalent to Patriot. Latitude 36 and NorthBridge offer rapid sod production cycles and excellent handling characteristics for the sod producer. For the golf course superintendent, sports field manager and homeowner, these two new grasses offer outstanding beauty and performance; combining excellent cold hardiness, early green-up, fine texture, excellent density, excellent wear tolerance and rapid recovery from traffic."

B. Roberts

B. Roberts

Homeowner: Mt. Pleasant, SC

Home // "My Sapphire lawn is soft and springy: very comfortable to walk on. The yard stays greener longer than any of my neighbors’ yards, going into winter. "

David Basquin

David Basquin

Turf Operation Manager at Barron Collier Partnership

// "We have been growing and evaluating Captiva for over a year at our southwest Florida farm. We are impressed with its lush dark green color and dense canopy. The low growth habit that spreads laterally makes for fewer mowings. Besides being chinch bug resistant, it has a tremendous root system that makes for a better end-product for shipping and installing."

Dr. Dennis Martin

Dr. Dennis Martin

Oklahoma State University

// "Latitude 36 and NorthBridge offer the finer blades of Tifway with a cold hardiness equivalent to Patriot. Latitude 36 and NorthBridge offer rapid sod production cycles and excellent handling characteristics for the sod producer. For the golf course superintendent, sports field manager and homeowner, these two new grasses offer outstanding beauty and performance; combining excellent cold hardiness, early green-up, fine texture, excellent density, excellent wear tolerance and rapid recovery from traffic."

Cecil Newton

Cecil Newton

Director of Public Services, Athletic Field Supervisor Jacksonville, TX

Sports/Parks // "Before switching to Celebration, I practically had to replace my football field between the hash marks every year; now, I don't have to. Celebration saves me time and money and looks great. I am converting all my athletic fields to Celebration."

Dr. David Y. Han, PhD

Dr. David Y. Han, PhD

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist

Commercial // "The bottom line so far is that Sapphire is a very promising grass; it could be one of the great turfgrasses. It has performed well at all U.S. (test) locations, even some where other St Augustines have really struggled. It is amazing how fast it grows in."

Jonathan Brown

Jonathan Brown

Manager for Farm Operations at Bethel Farms Arcadia, FL

// "From a production standpoint, Sapphire's grow-in time is 1 to 1-1/2 months less than other St Augustines. It seems to hold darker green color better than some hybrid semi-dwarf St Augustines. And, Sapphire appears to be more frost tolerant, staying green longer into the season. This can be a 'positive' in areas of southern Florida where extended frost periods are not really an issue."

Jody Peele

Jody Peele

Director of Public Services Town of Mt. Pleasant

Sports/Parks // "Parks & Recreation Sports Fields “Celebration Bermudagrass has performed in all respects as described by Sod Solutions. This Turfgrass has had more rapid horizontal growth, and has withstood play better than other bermudagrasses. We are very happy so far with the end results. "

Chip Powell

Chip Powell

President, Powell Golf Design Co.

Sports/Parks // "The two things that impress me the most about Celebration are its drought tolerance and low fertility requirements. Side by side plots with 419 in the field strongly suggest that you can produce superior turf with Celebration using significantly less water and fertilizer inputs."

Barry McKently

Barry McKently

Director Landscape/ Technical Services Universal Studios Escape, FL

Commercial // "We put EMPIRE Turf in two of our theme parks in Orlando, and it’s doing great. The grass is visually appealing and it holds up well to the traffic. We’re very pleased."

Ray Edwards

Ray Edwards

Homeowner: Mt. Dora, FL

Home // "My wife and I are very satisfied with our Empire Zoysia grass that has been down for almost 5 at years now. We find it to require very little fertilizer, is growing well under the trees, as well as in the full sun. We love the fact that the lawn does not have to be mowed every week in the summer and still has the look of a well kept lawn. The grass does not grow straight up as fast as other types of grass does, but seems to spread out, rather than up! We would recommend Empire Zoysia to anyone."

Mark Cole

Mark Cole

Director of Golf Course Maintenance: Ginn Clubs & Resorts

// "This is a great grass. It's shade tolerant, heat resistant and drought resistant. We can bring it up to an inch and a half and cut it with a regular rotary mower. We have had great response to EMPIRE from our owners. They like the look and feel if it because it is similar to the types of grass used in the north, where many of our homeowners are from. EMPIRE is widely used for residential, commercial and golfside areas at Reunion Resort and Club near Orlando."

Tom MacCubbin

Tom MacCubbin

Horticulturalist for Orange County, FL

Home // "Palmetto St. Augustine is a vigorous, dark green grass that looks great. I've got some growing and it's dong well. My agents tell me that it's showing good shade tolerance...Look's like they've got a winner!"

Dr. Jimmy Golden

Dr. Jimmy Golden

Clemson University: Clemson, SC

// "Palmetto St. Augustine is demonstrating the positive traits we expect from a St. Augustine, but with a high tolerance for cold and drought. It takes several frosts to brown out, which means it's staying green much longer than other St. Augustines."

Dan Hodson

Dan Hodson

Ocean Woods Landscaping: Hilton Head, SC

Commercial // "Palmetto St. Augustine gives us the flexibility to use it in full sun, or in some shade. More than shade tolerance, it is Palmetto's good looks that make us able to use it anywhere."