In the wake of Hurricane Irma, sod farmer Doug Carter saw firsthand a certain bermudagrass variety’s ability to survive and thrive.
Following Hurricane Irma last summer, Doug Carter’s sod farm fields were covered with 36 inches of standing water. In a two-day period, Fort Pierce, Fla., had received nearly 16 inches of rain.
“I pulled in the gate and could not believe what I saw,” Carter, owner of Sun Turf sod farm and a licensed sod producer of PremierPRO bermudagrass, says. “My farm was 3 feet under water. The whole farm.”