D. BREEN SOD FARMS
David Breen, owner of D. Breen Sod Farms, has been involved in agriculture for his entire life. During the eighties, he was growing onions in the richly fertile black dirt of Orange County, New York with great success. At that time, he joined the Orange County Vegetable Growers Association, an organization he continues to support today. As time passed, he added sod to his repertoire. Again, his level of expertise and achievement resulted in a strong incentive to purchase the expansive land which today houses D. Breen Sod Farms in Goshen, New York. In 1999, he incorporated his business.
Singlehandedly conquering enormous hurdles necessitated by this investment, he lovingly attended to his sizable prime acreage beginning at 3 and 4 a.m. daily to build his production. He also had to invest in many costly pieces of equipment and vehicles to accommodate his quickly growing business. D. Breen Sod Farms continues to thrive today only because of its owner's ongoing intense consistent devotion and dedication to taking care of the land, the product and most importantly, customer satisfaction.
Today, he and his son Michael manage every aspect of this venture including purchasing the highest quality seed, planting, irrigation, and eventually mowing, fertilizing, dethatching, aeration, disease prevention and control, harvesting and palleting the mature sod when ordered. A diverse crew of skilled sod workers load up to 12,000 sq. ft. of freshly cut and rolled sod onto trucks for delivery to job sites same day it is cut.
These crews also have excellent proficiency in performing sod installation same day the sod is delivered if requested by customers. Grounds which have been prepared, cleaned of old growth, fertilized, graded and watered prior to planting of the sod ensures best cultivation. To see all the steps to ground preparation, soil testing, fertilizing and more, read our helpful tips page here:
HOW TO PREPARE
FOR SOD INSTALLATION
WE GROW SOD
SUNNY AND SHADY SITES
D. Breen Sod Farms grows two types of sod for use in our greater Northeastern U.S. region, tolerant of both the deep freeze of winter and the scorching heat of summer. One type, Kentucky Bluegrass, is most appropriate for locations that are exposed to 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. The other type, Tall Fescue, is cultivated for use in predominantly shady locations and wooded areas. Such locations must still receive at least 4 hours of filtered sunlight per day. If deprived of sunlight, grass will not survive. Learn more about how to determine what type of sod you should get here:
HOW TO CHOOSE
SOD FOR YOUR SITE
WE DELIVER WITHIN
A 150-MILE RADIUS
OF OUR LOCATION
Customers with large job sites in need of a significant amount of sod can be assured of delivery same day the sod is harvested and palletized. This guarantees that the sod is fresh and moist when it arrives. Each of our tractor trailers holds a maximum of 12,000 sq. ft. of sod which translates to 1200 rolls at 10 sq. ft. each. Customers on the receiving end should be prepared to immediately install and irrigate the sod to avoid drying out which will be critical to healthy survival. It is recommended that you install a small portion of the delivery and keep irrigated while addressing the rest of the installation. Irrigation is absolutely essential to keeping the sod alive and able to begin putting down roots.
YOU CAN ALSO PICK UP
YOUR SOD ORDER
AT OUR LOCATION
If preferred, smaller orders of sod can be picked up from our Goshen farm location when prearranged. Since we cut your sod to be ready for your pick-up time, it is important that you arrive promptly to avoid any delay in installing and irrigating your sod immediately. Sod cannot long tolerate lack of water without its roots planted. This also means where you intend to plant your sod must be ready with soil prepared in advance, graded, aerated and at the proper pH for your successful installation.
DIMENSIONS OF A PALLET OF SOD
A Pallet of Sod is 4x4x4 or 64 cu. ft.
Each roll of sod is 2 ft x 5 ft or 10 sq. ft.
Each Pallet will hold an average of 60 rolls
or 600 sq. ft. pf sod.