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Yes! You CAN Plant Sod All Year Round!

We are often asked questions regarding how long we will cut sod, when it’s available, when we stop cutting for the year, or if it’s a good time to plant, and similar.

  • We cut sod and have it available ALL YEAR ROUND (as long as the ground isn’t’ frozen or snowed upon, which doesn’t happen too often here in the Southwest).
  • We never stop cutting sod (again, only if the ground is frozen).
  • Sod can be planted ALL YEAR ROUND, even when dormant.
  • Planting sod ALL YEAR is perfectly fine in Albuquerque and the nearby surrounding region with similar elevations.


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Sod Ordering for Fall & Winter

Category : Ordering Info , Products

On October 1st, 2018, we began our fall/winter hours of operation.

We answer phones 8:30am to 11:45am Monday through Friday.

We will deliver sod to your home or job site Tuesdays and Fridays, for a delivery charge.

Special pick ups can be scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays at our ALBUQUERQUE LOT, if we have enough orders to bring in a truck from our farm. You will have to call ahead to schedule this pick up. (Number below)

As always, you may come out to our farm in Moriarty during the fall and winter (hours below). We cut throughout fall and winter, as long as there isn’t snow on the ground or the ground is not frozen (which doesn’t happen very much here in NM at our farm).

If you are planning on coming out to the MORIARTY FARM, please call us in the morning first (number below) to check on farm weather conditions, as they can be quite different than the weather in Albuquerque.

Phone Orders & Info Line:

505-832-4247

ANSWERED MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8:30 am- 11:45 am
Fall & Winter (October 1, 2018 through mid-March 2019)

Moriarty Farm:

Monday – Friday
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Closed 12-1 for lunch
***Closed Saturdays and Sundays through mid-March 2019***

2018 HOLIDAY HOURS

ALBUQUERQUE
Lot closed November 28, 2018 – January 7, 2019.

MORIARTY
Limited hours, but be available over the season for alfalfa hay sales.
Please call 832-4247 for hay. Closed weeks of Christmas and New Years.


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When Is Sod Available for Pick-Up or Delivery?

If you are picking up at our ALBUQUERQUE LOT:

Please call 48 hours in advance of your expected pick up day.

  • Spring thru Fall Only (March-October):
    • We cut our sod fresh for you, so if you are picking up sod in Albuquerque, sod typically does not arrive at our lot before 9:00 am, but could be as late as 11:00 am. Please call before you come to see if the delivery truck has arrived yet.
    • All sod is pre-ordered for Albuquerque pick-ups, so we usually do not have any extra sod sitting on our Albuquerque lot. But you are always welcome to call and ask, as we do have cancellations every once in a while. We only bring sod in for pickup Tuesdays through Saturdays during the cutting season (not winter). If you need sod on Monday, you will need to go to the farm in Moriarty.

ALBUQUERQUE LOT OPENING MARCH 18, 2019!

If you are picking up at our MORIARTY FARM:

MORIARTY FARM ORDERS MUST BE PAID IN CASH (In certain circumstances, credit/debit card prepay available via phone)

  • Sod is cut fresh for you when you arrive at the farm to pick it up. We never cut orders at the farm ahead of time, as we really don’t want to see our beautiful sod go to waste if someone decides they cannot come pick up. Cutting it fresh does not take much time out of your day – about 5-7 minutes to cut one pallet of sod (455 sq ft). You won’t have to wait very long and you get the freshest cut sod available in the Southwest.
  • Sod can be picked up during our business hours, which vary depending on location.

If your sod is BEING DELIVERED to your location:

DELIVERIES MUST BE PRE-PAID WITH CREDIT/DEBIT CARD (credit/debit card prepay available via phone)

  • Spring/Summer/Fall Season Only (October-March):
    • We deliver sod Tuesdays through Fridays all year long. Fridays are our busiest delivery days, so we recommend that you call well in advance, if you wish to have your sod delivered on a Friday.
  • Currently, we are delivering our Fescue blends.  We are not cutting any Park Blend or Bluegrass at this time.
  • Delivery pricing is dependent upon location. Please call 505-832-4247 for delivery pricing.
    • We do not deliver on Saturdays.
    • Monday afternoon deliveries are upon special request only.

Paying for Your Order:

  • Deliveries must paid at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled delivery day.
  • Deliveries can be paid over the phone (505-832-4247) via credit card, or in person at our Albuquerque lot (with cash, credit/debit card or check). Our delivery driver will bring your sod receipt with him.
  • Sod orders for pick-up at our Albuquerque lot can be paid when ordered OR upon pick-up, but must be paid in full prior to taking your order from our lot.

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Ahh…September, the month for planting seed for next years harvest

Actually, it requires 18-24 months, from seeding to harvest, to achieve a quality, mature sod; ready for market.  Sure, some farms will lay a plastic netting down that lets the grass grow up through it; allowing for a 9-12 month harvest; but, the plant may not be fully mature and will sometimes fail to produce the desired results.

When we purchase sod, we expect it to continue to grow for many, many years; possibly providing a lifetime of enjoyment.  So if you have any questions regarding sod, verses other ground cover options, we just might be the ones who can help!

Remember, sod is the safest natural play surface on earth and it does so much to beautify your home.  

Should I seed or sod my yard?


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Keep Your Soil Moist with Stockosorb®

What is Stockosorb®?

Stockosorb® is a man-made water-absorbing polymer that is designed to improve the capability of soils and other growing media to retain water and plant nutrients. It can be used for the same reasons you would use peat moss mixed in the soil…to retain water near the roots.  Once in contact with water, it will absorb 10 times it weight in water.

How to Apply to Your Soil

We recommend that you add Stockosorb® crystals to your tilled soil using a spreader, AFTER you have added your other soil amendments, and rake it in at about 2″ depth (closest to root level). Do not add water to it until you have laid your sod.

How Stockosorb® Works

Once the Stockosorb® crystals come in contact with water, they will capture water that would have otherwise been lost into the aquifer. They will expand to hold up to 10 times their weight in water and keep the captured water at the root level of the sod. This means that the next time your grass is thirsty, it will “drink” from the water absorbed by the Stockosorb® first, allowing you to save on water usage.

Stockosorb® crystals remain in the soil for 7-10 years (dependent upon soil conditions, etc).

You can also use Stockosorb® when planting trees, plants, in potted plants and gardens, and even in your indoor plants.  Just be careful, as a little bit goes a long way!

Please call us for any more information.

505-832-4247


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No Netting…Ever!

Category : Knowledge , Products , Turf Care

Through-out our sod growing industry, some farmers are turning to using plastic netting to hold their sod rolls together, rather than waiting until the root system grows to a total mature age.

Using a netting benefits only the farmer…not their customer!

Recently, a customer drove to our Moriarty farm to purchase our premium sod.  Last year, he bought sod from one of the large outlet chain stores; but sod died during the winter.  He shared, when rototilling the dirt, all of the netting, which was still in the dead roots, twined up the rotortiller and caused much trouble clearing the rototiller.  Obviously he was happy that we, at StoneGate TurfGrass Ranch, never take the short path, and wait the long growing period until our sod is totally mature and healthy.

NO NETTING AT OUR FARM…EVER!

We appreciate your business, but rather more…your friendship!


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Buy New Mexico!

Category : Knowledge , Products , Turf Care

Did You Know?

Some sod is imported, into New Mexico, from as many as 5 states. This sod travels many miles (two, maybe three days); drying out during their long trip! Out of state deliveries are limited to one or two maximum per week; causing micro-organisms to grow and build inside old pallets of sod.

This heat and micro-organisms cause sod rotting and spoiling.

Our farm, StoneGate TurfGrass Ranch, is located just 35 miles east of Albuquerque, and we will deliver our fresh cut sod, usually within one-two hours. We promise you will receive the freshest, healthiest, and greenest sod available…and grown closest to Albuquerque.

As usual, we will meet you with a friendly greet and a broad smile – that’s just who we are.


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Albuquerque Lot Open for Season Monday March 12th!

Our Albuquerque lot will be reopening to serve you Monday through Friday beginning Monday, March 12th! We look forward to helping you beautify your yard for the warm weather season!

Albuquerque Sales Lot

3430-A Pan American Freeway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

DIRECTIONS TO ABQ SALES LOT:

From I-25 and I-40 Interchange:

  • Take I-25 North to Comanche exit (Exit 227)
  • Turn right (East) on Comanche
  • First right (South) is Princeton
  • First right (West) is Aztec
  • We are at the corner of Pan American Fwy and Aztec

If you are on city streets:

  • Take the north I-25 frontage road from Candelaria
  • We are at the corner of Pan American Fwy and Aztec (two streets north of Candelaria)

Call to order your sod today!

505-832-4247

Pick up your order or have it delivered!


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Why Choose Sod?

LAWNS & OUR ENVIRONMENT

Turf grass is earth smart. Scientists throughout the world are increasingly documenting the significant role of turf, particularly in urban/suburban settings where the removal of turf and other vegetation has amplified problems such as the “urban heat effect.”

In the 1990 Farm Bill, the U.S. Congress noted:

Tree plantings and ground cover, such as low growing dense perennial turf grass sod in urban areas and communities, can aid in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, mitigating the heat island effect and reducing energy consumption, thus contributing to reduce global warming trends.

BENEFITS

According to the Professional Lawn Care Association of America, a thick, healthy lawn has several environmental benefits including:

OXYGEN

625 square feet of lawn provides enough oxygen for one person for an entire day.

TEMPERATURE

On a block of eight average houses, front lawns have the cooling effect of 70 tons of air conditioning.

POLLUTION

Turf absorbs gaseous pollutants such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide, converting them to oxygen.

DUST AND DIRT

Turf traps an estimated 12 million tons of dust and dirt released annually into the atmosphere.

FIRE RETARDATION

A buffer zone of grass around buildings helps retard the spread of fire.

WATER QUALITY

Turf prevents soil erosion, filters contaminants from rainwater and reduces runoff.

VALUE, CURB APPEAL & PERSONAL ENJOYMENT

Not only is sod good for the environment, it will add value and improve the curb appeal of your property. The increased attention your property gets after a makeover will move a house quicker if you’re in the market to sell. Or, if you are not selling, the new look will make you feel good to just sit and enjoy it.


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Special August Sod Pricing

Category : Ordering Info , Products

Special Sod Pricing for August!

We are running an awesome special on our sod for the
ENTIRE MONTH OF AUGUST!

59¢ per sq ft – Albuquerque
54¢ per sq ft – Moriarty

StoneGate Farm Entrance

(Regularly 76¢/sq ft)

Call now to place your order!
ENDS AUGUST 31st!

505-832-4247


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