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04/03/09 5:24 AM ET

Yanks sod available for public to buy

Seed, pallets to be sold in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut stores

The smell of fresh-cut grass that signifies the beginning of the baseball season has a whole new meaning for Yankees fans.

That's because starting Friday, official New York Yankees grass seed and sod pallets are expected to be available for purchase at 25 Home Depot stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, according to The Associated Press.

According to the AP, the sod will cost $1.50 per square foot and the seed will cost $30 for a 3-pound bag. Smaller bags of seed will be sold at Yankee Stadium.

The product licensee, Stadium Associates, said the Yankees sod, grown by DeLea Sod Farms of East Northport on Long Island, is unique because it is supposed to be cut more frequently than regular sod. Fred Pfaff, a spokesman for the company, told the AP that the Stadium's grass is mowed twice daily during the baseball season.

Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.