"Family Owned and Operated Since 1980"

7735 Road L.5 N.W.

Quincy, WA 98848

509.787.2868 or


Fax: 509.787.7602

HOURS: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. Monday thru Friday
 Saturday 8 A.M. to Noon


Sod, or turf grass is the only way to go from bare soil to lush, green lawn in just hours and it's relatively inexpensive to use.   In the few hours it takes to install your sod lawn, your property value increases significantly and even more in aesthetic value.  Today we expect convenience, efficiency and quality in our products that we spend our hard earned dollars on.  A high quality sod lawn can be conveniently installed in hours, at a surprisingly low cost.  Why wait up to a year for a new lawn to struggle to maturity when you can have a beautiful sod lawn complimenting your home or buildings right now?  You can install a sod lawn anytime during the year when the ground can be tilled. There is no need to wait for the "right" season to put in your lawn.




Simply measure your lot or lots and take the number of footage and times it. For example, say you have an area that as 20 feet by 25 feet. Simply take 20 and multiply it by 25. You will get 500 square feet. If your area is 10 by 35, that equals 350 square feet.

The price for sod at Twin Firs Turf is .17 per square foot (pick-up only)! So... if you need 500 square feet, times that by .17 and you get $85.00. Of course we have to charge sales tax and a pallet deposit. Sales tax for our area is 7.9%. $85.00 times 7.9% equals $6.72; which equals $91.72. plus the pallet deposit, which is $15 per pallet. So the final cost for 1 pallet of sod is $106.72!



  • Each full pallet consists of 500 sq. feet.; that's 50 rolls.
  • Each roll equals 2 feet by 5 feet. 2 x 5 equals 10 square feet. 
  • Each pallet weighs approximately 2,000 pounds.



There is no better time to enhance lawn's ultimate beauty and success than by improving the soil before any planting takes place. The benefits of proper and complete soil preparation gives: 

        Improved Uniformity

        Increased Density

        Faster recovery from wear

       Reduces use of water, fertilizer & chemicals

      �  Reduced maintenance 



For optimum growth, turf grass needs just four things (in the proper balance) to grow....sunlight, air, water and nutrients. Reduce any of these, or provide too much of any one, and the grass may die or simply suffer. In the right proportions, the grass will flourish, providing not only beauty to the landscape, but also a clean and safe place to play and many benefits to the environment.


Grass obtains three of these four essential factors (air, water and nutrients) from the soil, but many soils are less than ideal for growing grass. Some soils contain too much clay and may be very compacted....great for roads, bad for grass, because air and water aren't available to the roots and the roots can't grow. Other soils may have to much sand....beautiful on a beach, but difficult to grow grass because water and nutrients won't stay in the root zone long enough for the plant to use. Another frequently observed problem with many soils is that its pH (the degree of acidity or alkalinity) is too high or two low for optimum grass growth.


Only proper aeration can provide the grass roots with a breath of fresh air after being trampled upon throughout the year. This helps the root systems establish themselves better for the coming winter months. Aeration should take place approximately two weeks before applying the year's final fertilizer, or five to six weeks before the first frost.

The most effective aerator has hollow tines that penetrate the ground and remove plugs of soil that are expelled as each successive hole is made, leaving a vent for true aeration. Although a freshly aerated lawn appears a bit unsightly with numerous plugs laying all over it, they will eventually dissolve, returning nutrients to soul for use by the grass.

The unsightly appearance can be reduced and the plug dissolving process speeded up by mowing with a low-cutting blade once the plugs are dry. Be sure to remove the grass clipping bag and then mow the entire lawn in a left-to-right pattern, followed by an up-and-down pattern to assure even break-up and spreading of the aeration plugs. After mowing, watering the lawn further helps dissolve the aeration plugs. 

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What is the best soil for turfgrass?

Loams, sandy loams and loamy sands, with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0 are the very best soils for producing a beautiful, high-use, low-maintenance lawn. Unfortunately, this idea soil mixture is seldom found on any property after construction.




How deep should the soil be for turfgrass?

The absolute minimum quality soul depth for a care-free lawn in 4 inches; however, for deeper root penetration and the benefits that brings, the accepted standard is 6 inches.



Is good soil important? For optimum growth, turfgrass needs just four things (in the proper balance) to grow...

sunlight, air, water and nutrients. Reduce any of these, or provide too much of any one, and the grass may die or simply suffer. In the right proportions, the grass will flourish, providing beauty a clean and safe place to play as well as many benefits to the environment.