While our busy season is typically marked from the day the ground thaws in the spring until it’s frozen in late fall, we keep busy with our commercial clients in the winter months. We love connecting with Landscape Business Owners at home and garden expos, as well as maintaining our long standing relationships over coffee, while planning for the upcoming season. If you are planning large projects, or investing in a new commercial operation, consider these three reasons when choosing B&B Hoffman Sod for your landscaping supplier needs.
Soil Consistency. As a family run company deeply rooted in the natural grass growing business, we are committed to producing the best Kentucky Bluegrass turf in Minnesota. Our natural grass is grown at one of three farms in central Minnesota, offering a slight variety in temperature and terrain to ensure a fruitful season. Upon delivery, you will notice about an inch of consistent, well textured soil, to help the roots stay strong as they are transplanted in your lawn or commercial property. A strong base of consistent soil will allow the grass enough root support to keep them in place and continue to thrive.
Regular Maintenance. Lush, emerald green lawns are a symbol of status and beauty. Our natural grass is fertilized regularly and irrigated as necessary to produce beautiful, strong grass. Our sod is produced to withstand drought conditions and avoid wilting, browning, or unsightly problems such as crabgrass. Our technicians take great pride in mowing every field, every other day. It is one of the most important parts of the growing process, as mowing stimulates root growth. After each field is mowed, we follow up with a roller to compact the soil and counteract any tire marks.
Proper Harvesting. Our natural grass is planted in late summer and harvested about 12-16 months after planting to ensure a hardy root structure. Sod is harvested at the peak of maturity, when the ground isn’t frozen–usually April to November. We prefer to harvest in the morning, so the ground temperature (and therefore the sod temperature) is lower, increasing the shelf life of the product. You will notice our natural grass holds moisture at the roots and is a bright, consistent color, indicating a high quality sod.
We are proud to grow about 600 acres of natural grass every year, available for delivery or pick up, in big and small rolls for any size job. To learn more about B&B Hoffman Sod Farms and our family business, visit us online at www.bbhoffmansod.com or call 763-434- 6572.