We Grow The Following Sod Varieties:
- PALMETTO® ST. AUGUSTINE
- SEVILLE ST. AUGUSTINE
- EMPIRE® ZOYSIA
- BERMUDA 419
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Also known as simply "centipede", the popularity of centipede grass as a lawn grass stems primarily from its adaptation to low fertility
conditions and low maintenance requirements. Where properly maintained, centipedegrass exhibits minimal serious pest problems. It is particularly well
suited for the sandy, acid soils of the southeastern United States. It is particularly susceptible, however, to severe iron deficiencies that develop in the
alkaline soils of arid regions. Although slightly more cold tolerant than St.
Augustine grass, extended periods of 5°F or less can kill centipede.
Centipede forms a dense turf and has a relatively growth rate. Centipede requires less mowing than bermuda or St. Augustine grasses and is often called lazy man's grass. According to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske, "If we take too-good care of it, we may ‘kill it with kindness,’".
Thatch is very dangerous for centipede, while tall mowing heights are also detrimental to the health of the grass. Centipede grows
well when mowed at 1 to 1 1/2 inches. Always keep in mind the "1/3 rule of cut". This rule states that you shouldn't cut off more than the top third of the leaf. Shorter cuts would obviously require more frequent mowing. Centipede is one of the most drought-sensitive turfgrasses around.
Bermuda is a major turf species for sports fields, lawns, parks, golf courses, and general
utility turfs in the United States. The C. dactylon variety is found primarily in the Southeastern United States. Bermuda grass thrives under extended periods of high temperatures, mild winters, and moderate to
heavy rainfall amounts. Temperature is the main environmental factor that limits its
adaptability to tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Bermuda grass has a high light requirement and does not grow well under low light
(shaded) conditions. I ncreased light intensity and increased daylight hours result in increased leaf
growth in bermudagrass.
Bermuda grass requires irrigation where annual rainfall is below 20 inches per year. It develops into a semidormant state during very dry conditions, but has the capability of surviving extreme droughts. Bermuda grass is ideal for high traffic areas such as sports fields, golf
courses, and playgrounds. Dense bermuda grass turf tolerates compaction and moderate wear quite well and recovers rapidly from wear injury, such as foot traffic areas.
We grow Bermuda Tifway 419, which was developed in 1959 by Dr. Glenn Burton at the Coastal Plain experiment station in Tifton, GA. Bermuda Tifway 419 has been the turf of choice for athletic fields and golf courses in the Southeastern United States since the early to mid 1960's with its biggest factor slowing its national expansion being its susceptiblity to winter damage in extreme cold.
PALMETTO® ST. AUGUSTINE:
Palmetto® St. Augustine is a new St. Augustine lawn grass. Palmetto exhibits good color retention, dense growth patterns, rapid growth
rates, shade tolerance and disease resistance with few problems.
Palmetto has many advantages.
• ATTRACTIVE — Palmetto's fine texture and dark green color give it an impressive overall appearance.
• VIGOROUS — Palmetto grows rapidly along the soil surface, forming a dense, healthy turf.
• SHADE TOLERANT — Palmetto performs well in moderate shade and has outperformed many other shade-tolerant grasses in many instances. Palmetto also thrives in full sun. Heavy shade, however, should be mulched or planted in ground covers.
• COLD TOLERANT — Palmetto shows considerable cold- and frost-tolerance compared to other St. Augustine varieties.
SEVILLE ST. AUGUSTINE:
Seville St. Augustine is a proven shade-tolerant St. Augustine grass. Seville St. Augustine is a semi-dwarf, St. Augustine grass used in residential lawns
throughout the southeastern United States.
Seville has many advantages.
• VIGOROUS — Seville has excellent compact horizontal growth due to its semi-dwarf composition, and it requires less mowing than most grasses. Vericutting (detaching) may be required periodically.
• ATTRACTIVE — Seville's uniform texture, rich dark green color and shorter, narrower leaf blade give it a distinctive plush appearance.
• SHADE TOLERANT — While Seville is proven to be one of the highest-ranked, shade-tolerant St. Augustine grasses, it also grows well in full sun. Heavy shade, however, should be mulched or planted in ground covers.
• COLD TOLERANT — Seville has excellent cold tolerance with good color retention and spring green-up under moderate fertilizer and cultural management.
America's first greatly improved zoysia grass, Empire zoysia grass offers enviable appearance and better performance.
Developed specifically for the unique southeastern environment, EMPIRE zoysia grass meets
the Florida Green Building Coalition's "Green Building" standards. This allows Florida
builders seeking "Green Home Certification" to specify EMPIRE and receive certifying
points. EMPIRE is the only zoysia grass approved by the FGBC with a proven track
record in the state. There are over 20,000 Florida homes already using EMPIRE with
thousands more expected while water conservation remains a top priority in the
EMPIRE zoysia grass has been specified in major developments across the state of Florida for its practical advantages. The Villages, Ginn Reunion Resort and Lakewood Ranch chose to go with EMPIRE in an effort to stay on the forefront of environmentally friendly landscaping. EMPIRE zoysia grass needs less water than most lawn grasses, is chinch bug resistant, exhibits early green up, resists weeds, has softer texture, and is of a consisently higher quality when compared to most standard lawn grasses.
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