Many people believe that history repeats itself. In the case of King Ranch Turfgrass – Texas, there is an echo of the earliest beginnings of Captain Richard King’s now legendary ranch that is undeniable.
Over the generations, King Ranch’s agricultural pursuits became larger and much more diversified, but they all rested on that early foundation of caring for the land to produce good range grasses that Captain King established back in the middle of the 19th century on his foothold in the old Wild Horse Desert.
The vital food for cattle in old South Texas was grass, and for his nascent cattle empire to survive, it was imperative that Richard King become expert in ensuring that his pasturelands were as rich with nutritious grasses as they could possibly be.
Through the years, King Ranch’s agricultural endeavors have taken the organization to many parts of the world – and elsewhere in the United States. In the early 1960s, King Ranch began agricultural operations in Florida. Today, in addition to its role as the largest citrus producer in Florida through its majority ownership of Consolidated Citrus, King Ranch Florida is one of the top ten turfgrass producers in the Sunshine State. Continuing in the early King Ranch tradition of care for the environment while raising a superior product, King Ranch Turfgrass Florida takes particular pride in best management practices – an emphasis that sets all King Ranch turfgrass operations apart from typical sod producers.
In 2007, King Ranch Turfgrass purchased the Texas assets of Turfgrass America, which, combined with the company’s existing farms, established King Ranch Turfgrass as the largest turfgrass producer in Texas. With fourteen turfgrass farms and six retail distribution centers throughout the state, King Ranch Turfgrass is the logistical provider of choice for all your turfgrass needs – wherever you or your clients are in Texas. Each of our farms produces multiple varieties of turfgrasses that are ideally suited to specific Texas growing environments.
Building on the expertise that King Ranch has garnered over the past 45 years in Florida and hearkening back to the early pasture management on Captain King’s now mythis South Texas spread, King Ranch Turfgrass – Texas is proud to offer some of the finest turfgrass available in the Lone Star State.
With several varieties of St. Augustine, Bermuda, Zoysia, Buffalo, Bentgrass and Paspalum grasses growing on our farms and available through our distribution centers, King Ranch Turfgrass can respond to your needs with
a quality product that is within easy reach of all major Texas markets. Additionally, you can be assured that the quality and attention to detail that have characterized all of King Ranch’s diverse business pursuits through the years manifest themselves clearly in all of our Texas grasses.
Captain Richard King’s early and now legendarily successful efforts at growing quality rangeland grasses for his burgeoning cattle operation have a contemporary analog of which we believe the Captain would approve. King Ranch’s early pasture management techniques on the Rincon de Santa Gertrudis yielded a feast for hungry cattle. In 21st century Texas, King Ranch Turfgrass carries on the tradition of environmentally conscious, quality grass production – providing a feast for the eyes of thousands of people throughout the Lone Star State, whether they are watching a professional football game, playing a round of golf, or enjoying a relaxing afternoon in the backyard. Please contact us or click on our Turfgrass Selector to learn more.