Evergreen’s Arizona sod featured at 1st Annual Cornhole Cup

May 18th, 2011
Evergreen Turf at Cornhole Cup
Fresh Arizona sod at Cornhole Cup
Evergreen Turf's Jimmy Fox at Cornhole Cup

Evergreen Turf participated in the First Annual Doug and Wolf’s Cornhole Cup this year, not only as sponsors, but also as a team in the competition. The Cornhole Cup was put on by KTAR Sports 620 and partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix. At the end of an amazing day of playing Cornhole, the event raised over $13,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix.

The day started with Evergreen Turf arriving at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix at 5:30am to set up the field for the Cornhole Cup. CityScape is mostly concrete, with accent areas of grass that Evergreen installed back when they opened in Fall 2010. As a partner in the event, Evergreen supplied a natural Arizona sod creating a lush green playing field on top of the concrete. Arizona sod, Tifway 419 set the scene for the tournament to begin.

As the team battled it out, the turf held up heroically surprising many a player and spectator. Once folks learned the Tifway 419 was the same sod variety used on the Arizona Cardinals field they knew it would hold up as the games continued. Coach Whisenhunt of the Arizona Cardinals even came out for a few rounds on the boards.

Everyone had a great time, whether their teams were still playing on the boards, hanging out drinking and, eating BBQ or watching the tournament. In the end, one team walked away with the grand prize. It was close to midnight when the grand prize was awarded and the turf still looked great!

Evergreen Turf had such a great time at the event. Owner Jimmy Fox played on the Evergreen Turf team that came in 6th out of 64 teams. Way to go team Evergreen!

Evergreen Turf always enjoys getting out and supporting our community and we were happy to participate in such a great day supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix at the Cornhole Cup.

Arizona Sod: Make Sure Your Sod Isn’t Drinking Too Much Water

April 26th, 2011

Arizona Sod Water Awareness Month April is water awareness month in Arizona, so we want to make sure you’re Arizona sod is getting the right amount of water while not wasting any. We found some tips that are useful and can be used year round.

For the next week you can make a great impact by following some of the water awareness tips found here. Click on each day for the Water Use It Wisely special tips; we know some of the tips aren’t just for your lawn, but in the grand scheme of things we still want you to conserve water for our state.

When it comes to watering your lawn we recommend that you check the Water Use It Wisely watering guide or your local newspaper daily. If you are unable to check it daily, check it weekly to ensure that you are not only over watering your lawn, but that you aren’t wasting any water.

With summer coming right around the corner you can also refer to our irrigation/watering schedule for summer time to make sure you know how much water your Evergreen Turf lawn requires. Make it a goal to adjust your watering schedule and conserve as much water as you can!

TifGrand: A New Sod Variety That Grows In The Shade

February 24th, 2011

TifGrand - Available Summer 2011

Evergreen Turf, Arizona’s premier sod producer, is the exclusive licensed seller of TifGrand bermudagrass in the Southwest. TifGrand bermudagrass is brand new to the sod market. One of the most distinctive and beneficial characteristics of the TifGrand variety is it can grow in the shade! Evergreen Turf is currently one of 18 licensed turf providers to sell this amazing new sod variety.

For Arizona residents TifGrand Bermudagrass is an excellent sod choice. Arizona residents who want shade in the heat of the summer no longer have to compromise their beautiful green lawn. If your yard contains shade tree coverage or if your home creates shade coverage over your lawn during the day, TifGrand might be the answer for you.

  • Can flourish in growth in 60-70% shade coverage; is known to continue growth well in up to 90% shade levels.
  • Can grow at the same capacity in full sun.
  • Requires considerably less water and fertilizer.
  • Has a naturally denser and darker green blade.
  • Mole cricket non-preference, which means the pests will eat it, but will eat other grass varieties nearby first.
  • TifGrand was developed by scientists Dr. Wayne Hanna and Dr. Kris Braman and the University of Georgia’s turfgrass breeding program.

Evergreen Turf is also a proud provider of TifEagle, another sod variety to come from Dr. Hanna out of the Georgia program.

Arizona was a testing location throughout the development process of TifGrand bermudagrass and Evergreen Turf is confident this new sod variety will be a great choice for Arizona residents. Not only is TifGrand great for Arizona homeowners, but it is also a great sod variety for golf courses, athletics fields, and stadiums.

Anywhere where turf grows and shade is present, make the change to TifGrand bermudagrass.

*Please note that all TifGrand cannot tolerate 100% shade. It will still require 4 hours or more of sunlight per day in order to thrive.

Phoenician Resort Gets TifEagle Putting Green

October 12th, 2010

phoenician-putting-greenOn Thursday, September 30th, Evergreen Turf and Landscapes Unlimited completed sod installation on a new putting green at The Phoenician Resort Golf Course. The golf course hole was rerouted after the Resorts’ completion of a new ballroom. The hole adds to the character of the resort with its stunning island green surrounded by white sand. “It makes a dramatic back drop for the new ballroom and a dramatic finish for the golfers,” said (our very own) Jimmy Fox, Co-Owner of Evergreen Turf. The Phoenician Golf Course is surrounded by majestic desert views and attached to one of Arizona’s finest resorts.

Evergreen Turf used sod variety, TifEagle, the third generation of bermudagrass varieties developed exclusively for golf greens at the Coastal Plains Experiment Station in Tifton, GA. It’s used on more golf courses than any other ultradwarf and is the standard that all other greens are measured by. “TifEagle is ideal for putting greens because it is extremely fine-textured and can be mowed below one-eighth of an inch,” Fox said. TifEagle is a patented variety and can only be sold as certified sod or sprigs, and only by licensed members of the TifEagle Growers Association. Evergreen Turf is a one of those proud members to provide this variety.

TifEagle was created to withstand the abuse from reduced mowing height, frequent-verticutting, increased topdressing and minimal irrigation. TifEagle was designed to improve the speed, consistency and playability of greens and in test after test, TifEagle’s quality rated superior to Tifdwarf and other warm-season grasses. Putting speed tests are routinely in the 9 to 10 range on the Stimpmeter and often exceed 10.5 to 11 during intense management for tournament play.

Check out some of the sod installation photos on Evergreen Turf’s Facebook page, while you’re there become a fan too and keep up on lawn care and maintenance tips as well as new installations.

Interested in learning more about the TifEagle variety? Visit our professional sod varieties page, scroll to the bottom to find specification on TifEagle.

Evergreen Turf lays out ‘green carpet’ for Cardinals

August 16th, 2010

The University of Phoenix Stadium — home of the Arizona Cardinals and twice named the top football stadium in the NFL by Street & Smith’s Sportsbusiness Journal and Sports Business Daily — kicked off pre-season last weekend when the Cardinals took on the Houston Texans. The Cardinals came back from 16-0 to defeat the Texans 19-16.

The stadium, which was recently damaged in a monsoon storm, was ready for competition as was the playing field installed by Evergreen Turf. As Arizona’s premier sod supplier, Evergreen Turf is proud to be the exclusive provider of sod to the Arizona Cardinals.

Prior to the game there was some concern about whether the stadium would be ready for competition due to the storm damage. University of Phoenix Stadium suffered damage during a reported micro burst that occurred on July 29, 2010. A hole was torn in the retractable roof and a piece of metal was ripped from the side of the building. The turf field itself was undamaged.

If you’d like to install a new lawn on your property with the same turf that’s used for the Cardinals, call Evergreen Turf today. Also visit our site for Arizona landscaping ideas.

Evergreen Turf: Exclusive Arizona sod supplier of MiniVerde bermudagrass

July 16th, 2010


Evergreen Turf, your Arizona sod producer, is proud to be the premier supplier of MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermudagrass in Arizona and California. MiniVerde Bermudagrass was designed specifically for high-stress golf course greens and has received praise from golf course superintendents and golfers alike.

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Evergreen Turf installs new carpet of Arizona sod at UofA soccer stadium

July 9th, 2010


The 2010 FIFA World Cup culminates this weekend in South Africa. And as the World’s premier soccer stars lace up their boots for their final 90 minute battle, Evergreen Turf has set the stage for some great soccer matches to take place right here in Arizona.

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Overwatering Can Lead to Insect Infestations

June 7th, 2010

According to University of Arizona (UA) researchers, mosquitoes can breed in a pool of water as small as a paper cup.

In order to avoid an infestation of mosquitoes or other insects on and around your property this summer, make sure not to over-water your lawn.

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Lower water usage and keep your sod “Evergreen”

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.

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Spring Lawn and Sod Care

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.

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