June 20 2019 09:48 AM

New e-commerce site makes it easier to find the proper sod for your project.

There’s a new way to surf the web for just the right turf. Sod Solutions, a proprietary new eCommerce website, allows landscape contractors, designers, general consumers and others — anyone with a need for turf grass — to order and have the correct variety and amount of sod delivered directly to their doorstep with just a few clicks.

Simply answer a series of questions about location, sun-versus-shade ratio and budgetary constrictions and the tool will help determine the correct variety of sod for that site. Next, the area calculator will determine the amount of sod the job will require.

Using Google Earth satellite technology, the program can find and view a home’s lawn or pinpoint the exact parameters of a landscape project. Then, using a variety of pinpoints on the map, it will determine the precise amount of sod needed to correctly complete the project. The tool then determines the closest shipping date and gets you an instant price.

Sod Solutions, founded in 1994, develops, conducts research on and markets patented and trademarked grasses such as Celebration, Discovery and Empire Turf zoysia, a wear- and drought-tolerant, low maintenance, chinch bug-resistant grass that’s become extremely popular for homes and properties with lawn needs in southern climates.

According to Justin Wallace, Executive Marketing Manager of Sod Solutions, the system is a game-changer in the industry.

“Over the course of the last decade, we have become an internet-first shopping society. You can have a washer-dryer delivered to your door tomorrow with a few simple clicks. We felt that grass should be no different. Now with our system, you can see prices instantly and have a new Empire Turf lawn within a few days based on your schedule.”