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Why sod?

Helps Reduce Pollution

Sod traps and removes dust and dirt from the air. It also absorbs pollutants like carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and releases oxygen into the air. About 2,500 square feet of lawn produces enough oxygen to accommodate a family of four.

Protects Water Quality

Sod acts as a natural filter by absorbing harmful chemicals and pollutants as well as preventing soil particles from entering our water. Sediment is a leading cause of poor water quality.

Helps Reduce Soil Erosion

Sod provides instant soil stabilization in erosion-prone areas. Because sod is a fully mature cultivated product, it can be installed on slopes where seeding is difficult if not impossible.

Instantaneous Results

Sod provides an instant lawn which can be enjoyed immediately after installation unlike seeded lawns which may take weeks or months to establish.

Year Round Establishment

Sod, unlike grass seed, can be installed year round.

Sod Looks Luxurious and Works Lke an Investment

Landscaping with sod can instantly increase the market value of a property by as much as 15%. Using sod can enhance “curb appeal” thus resulting in a quicker sale by attracting prospective buyers sooner.
How to get Sod

Next time you buy sod, ask if it's from a member of the North Carolina Sod Producers Association.

See all growers

Our members farms are listed on our Find a Grower Page and are listed by county and grass type. This should help you find a grower near you and make your selection easier. Some farms may have multiple locations or may routinely ship statewide.

You can find out which grower supplies a certain grass type by going to our Find Your Grass page.

Many farms who sell “retail/residential”, generally meaning that they will sell directly from the farm in smaller quantities. Occasionally, farms will direct you to approved “Retail” outlets in your area and do not sell directly from the farm.

There are also sod services, grassing services and landscapers who sell and install sod for projects of all size. These can be found on our Grower Member page and on our Associate Member page.

All conditions for sale, including pricing, availability, sales type and delivery are set by the individual farms or company. The information included on this website is the most recent provided to the NC SPA; we recommend that you contact the farm directly to confirm that the information is still current and to ask questions about your specific project.