Blue Tag Certification
It’s All About the Color
Blue Tag Certification is issued by the Georgia Crop Improvement Association (GCIA) and certifies that consumers are getting the highest quality turfgrass in Georgia. Blue Tag Certification ensures that the sod was grown according to rigorous standards that meet the GCIA requirements for vegetatively/seeded propagated turfgrass. Specifically, it confirms that the sod purchased does not contain alternative grass varieties, perennial grasses, or common weeds. Before a field can even be considered for Blue Tag Certification it must meet stringent standards, and after the turfgrass is grown, it is inspected three times a year by GCIA assessors. These standards are the reason why many landscape architects explicitly call for Blue Tag Certification in their design plans.