Cape Fear Turf Farm Inc.
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In recent discussions with North Carolina sod growers it was apparent that there will be a significant shortage of bermudagrass sod this winter and spring. With good growing conditions the growers may be able to catch up in early to mid-summer.


Why shortages when just five years ago inventory levels were relatively high? There have been multiple factors involved. There was already reduced sod acreage following the downturn in the economy. The increase in construction over the last year and a rapid switch to a preference for bermudagrass by builders has contributed to the shortage. Add to that the poor summer growing conditions (prolonged springs and limited light) for warm-season grasses the last two years and the result is a depleted supply of bermuda grass.


The recent sod survey from GA indicates that they have a similar supply shortfall. (

Sod growers in the southeast suggest this shortage is universal across the region.


What does this mean? All growers, regardless of size and location, will not have adequate bermudagrass sod to meet the demand. This will likely result in an increase in bermudagrass sod cost. In some cases, if sod must be installed during this period, the buyer may have to select an alternative grass.


NC State University is currently surveying the NC Sod industry to get a better estimate of sod supply in 2015 for all the grasses.  Original Article


Cape Fear Turf Farm was established in 2000, by Garrtis "Pistol" McLean. With more than 1,000 acres in production, Cape Fear Turf Farm is one of the largest producers of sod in southeastern North Carolina.  Cape Fear Turf Farm serves both North and South Carolina and all other surrounding states. Cape Fear Turf Farm features ten warm-season grass species available in big rolls 30 and 42 inches wide x 100 feet long or any custom length to best suit any job size. Also offering 18" x 72" and 24" x 56" mini rolls along with 18" x 24" and 24" x 24" slabs.

Cape Fear Turf Farm utilizes the latest turfgrass technology including self-contained auto stackers with the floating heads on grass cutting units.  We strive to meet the demands of our customers on a day-to-day basis while keeping our costs competitive.  Our variety of sod sizes provides flexibility for any home or commercial construction project.

Call us today at 910.669.2295 for a free estimate via phone!

Samples of all our grass varieties are available for viewing at our office location.

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