About Us

Milberger Turfgrass was founded in 1947 by F.J. Milberger. After serving under General Bradley in WWII, F.J. Milberger returned home to Bay City, Texas. He observed St. Augustine grass being removed from one residence and planted in a new lawn at a different residence. After trying this himself and running out of lawns to harvest sod from, F.J. began a new business and a new industry in Texas. F.J. planted four acres of commercial sod and the rest is history. F.J. and his four acres have become one of the largest and most successful sod farms in the United States.

Because F.J. Milberger was a pioneer in this industry he invented many of the modern day techniques of the industry. F.J. initiated new land forming and cultural practices in cooperation with Texas A&M. He constantly improved the purity and varieties resulting in the implementation of the certified sod program for Texas. To meet the challenges of the industry, F.J., one of the original founders of the Texas Sod Producers Association, served as its first President. F.J. Milberger will always be remembered as the pioneer of Texas Turfgrass Industry.