About Duda Sod
Duda Sod took root in the early 1970s in Oviedo, Florida as the residential and commercial growth in the state began a rapid ascent. Sod became the newest commodity for the agricultural division of DUDA, a family-owned and -operated land company that had been growing vegetables, citrus and sugarcane in the state since the mid 1920s.
Walter A. Duda, a member of the third generation of the Duda family and leader of the farm division, took on the challenge to establish this new product. Following research into the needs and desires of area sod customers, Duda made a bold decision to produce more than just the popular Bahia grass varieties of the day, adding St. Augustine and other warm weather varieties. The operation quickly expanded to other Florida locations, all strategically close to market areas; Cocoa, LaBelle, Ft. Lonesome and Hastings. The company later expanded its sod production into Donalsonville, Georgia and McAllen, Texas.
Duda Sod has built a solid reputation for its quality varieties of sod and turfgrass to accommodate the warmer climates of the Southeast and south Texas. Some of our more notable installations include the grounds of the Florida Governor’s Mansion, the Kennedy Space Center runway, the outfield at Brevard County’s Space Coast Stadium and the infield at the Daytona International Speedway. Duda Sod offers the following varieties of grass:
St. Augustine varieties – Floratam, Palmetto, Captiva and Seville
Empire Zoysia – a fine-bladed grass for residential use
Bermuda and Celebration Bermuda – for use on athletic fields
Pasture Grasses – for roadside, edging retention ponds, etc.
Duda Sod harvests over 150 million square-feet of sod annually.In addition to a reliable product, Duda Sod’s customer loyalty programs offer a competitive advantage for large landscape contractors, lawn maintenance and landscaping companies, retail nurseries and other sod outlets. The Oviedo, Florida location offers direct-to-consumer sod sales on a seasonal basis.
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