How Is Sod Harvested and Delivered Fresh To Your Door?

March 1, 2013 | Sod Harvesting, posted by Sasha

Ever wonder how the grass that grows on our fields gets to your door? Well, the first step in the process is sod harvesting.

When you order turf grass, we send out a harvesting team that cuts the grass and stacks it onto pallets. The actual cutting is done using a sod harvester attached to a tractor. The harvester has two blades. The first cut is at an angle into the ground to lift the sod out of the dirt—the second cuts straight up and down at intervals, separating grass slabs.

The cut grass travels up a conveyer belt where two operators stand on a platform and stack the grass slabs onto a pallet. An operator in front drives the tractor and keeps the harvester from drifting off course.

Once a pallet becomes full, it’s dropped onto the ground, and a new one is carried over to replace it. The entire pallet is picked up and transported off the field by a forklift. Pallets are then loaded onto semi-trucks, which travel all over Texas, delivering grass to families and business owners.

At The Grass Outlet, we pride ourselves on delivering freshly-cut turf grass directly from our farm to your family. Order online today and spruce up your home for the spring-growing season.