We recently purchased 1,300 square feet of bermuda sod from the Enterprise Sod Store (a.k.a. Green Acre Sod Farms), and the sod was of very poor quality. It was thin and straggly, extremely dry to the touch, and was made up primarily of gray, dead vegetation. Apparently the sod was not mature or established at the time of cutting; when delivered, it only had small green buds on top and no grass blades at all.
We know our expectations weren’t too high because we purchased 2 pieces of bermuda sod from Tulsa Sod & Mulch for comparison. The samples were thick, green, moist, mature, healthy, and had full blades of grass. They looked fantastic from day 1 and blended perfectly with our existing lawn only 2 weeks after installation despite 100+ degree temps.
When we called Enterprise Sod to request a replacement, we were told that the sod would look “great” in 2 weeks and that we should “have a little faith and patience.” It’s been 5 weeks since installation, and the sod still doesn’t look “great” by any stretch of the imagination. Small leaves have grown on top of the sod, but it hasn’t grown enough to require mowing and the seams haven’t grown together at all. At this rate, it will literally take a year for the sod to mature and blend in with the rest of our lawn, assuming it lives through the cold temperatures this winter. Regardless of the poor quality, Enterprise Sod has refused to do anything to remedy the situation since the sod isn’t completely dead. I strongly recommend buying your sod from ANYONE other than Enterprise Sod Store (or their parent company, Green Acre Sod Farms). And no matter what sod supplier you pick, please be sure to look at samples before placing your order, and then ask to see some of the actual sod on the pallets before installation. New sod is a big investment, so please learn from our mistakes and do your homework!