KING RANCH TURFGRASS
When you think of the customers that use water supplied by the Brazos River Authority, cities, industry, power
plants and others might come to mind. But did you know that this Brazos basin water is also used by a legend
from Texas’ Old West heritage?
King Ranch Turfgrass has its roots in the South Texas ranch
that was founded in the 1850s by Richard King, the son of Irish
immigrants. In the years since, the King Ranch grew to be one
of the largest in the world, comprising 825,000 acres stretching
across parts of six counties – home to a vast herd of cattle.
Today, the ranch has operations in both Texas and Florida, in
not only cattle, but also farming, citrus production, publishing
and more. King Ranch Turfgrass was formed to supply sod for
a wide-range of non-ranching commercial uses. The company’s
sod can be found at homes and commercial properties across
the state as well as high-end resorts, golf clubs and
amusement parks. It has been used in stadiums at the
University of Texas, Texas A&M University and University of
Houston; as well as by professional teams ranging from the
Houston Astros and Texans to the Houston Dynamos and the
Dallas Cowboys practice facility.
The Brazos River Authority supplies water to two of the
company’s seven farms, in Brazos and Hood counties. King
Ranch Turfgrass also operates stores across the Lone Star
State where you can buy sod varieties including St. Augustine, Bermuda, Zoysia and Buffalograss. They even
offer an online service to help you pick out the right sod for your area and needs.
To learn more about King Ranch Turfgrass, please visit the company’s website, by clicking here.