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FLORATAM FACTS


University of South Florida and Texas A&M released Floratam in 1973. Floratam turf has the following advantages.

Cold- Hardy: 
Floratam’s cold hardiness is an advantage to the consumer in the Central parts of Florida .

Sun tolerant: Floratam loves direct sunlight and tolerate particle shady (less then 20%). Deep shade areas need to be avoided.

Attractive: Floratam creates a thick, lush carpet of St. Augustine grass. Its is easily distinguishable from most varieties by its reddish, stolon color.

Virus Resistance: Floratam is S.A.D resistant and shows good leaf disease resistance due to its open, long internodes and coarse growth habit.

Salt tolerance: Floratam has a small considerable salt tolerance for shoreline plantings.

·                            LEAF TEXTURE                     COARSE

·                            DROUGHT TOLERANCE         GOOD

·                            WEARABILITY                       FAIR

·                            SOIL TYPE                            WIDE RANGE

·                            ESTABLISHMENT RATE          FAST

·                            MOWING DAYS                     6 TO 10 DAYS

·                            MOWING HEIGHTS               2 – 3 ½ “

·                            FERTILIZATION                    4 TO 6 YEARLY

·                            PEST CONTROL                    MODERATE

 

 


 

EMPIRE ZOYSIA FACTS

Developed in Brazil for hot, humid situations it's main claim to fame is drought tolerant than most varieties of zoysia grass (once established) . 
When dried out, it goes dormant (Turning Brown)
Turf is as hardy, and has a deep, thick root structure. 
In addition, slower vertical growth, plus natural chinch bug and chemical resistances, mean your lawn will require less maintenance, mowing and water than with other types of warm season grass.
 
In some instances, once naturalized to the local climate, EMPIRE Zoysia requires minimal irrigation
(once established)
Empire is used wide spread in Austalia with good results

Cold - Hardy:
 EMPIRE ZOYSIA thrives in demanding tropical climates,and also exhibits excellent cold hardiness it will retain fall color longer than many other turf selections and to greenup more quickly in the spring Will go into a dormant time during the cooler months. Bahia advantage to the consumer in the Southern parts of Florida .

Sun Tolerant: Excellent

Attractive: Combines soft-to-the-touch feel with lush green color and fine, tight blade growth

Virus Resistance: Excellent

Salt Tolerance:
 Excellent. Empire Zoysia thrives near coastal areas

 

 

                            LEAF TEXTURE                    Wide, soft, more open than most Zoysias

                           DROUGHT TOLERANCE           Excellent once established

                           WEARABILITY                      Durable

                           SOIL TYPE                           WIDE RANGE

                            ESTABLISHMENT RATE          FAST

                           MOWING DAYS                    6 TO 10 DAYS

                           MOWING HEIGHTS                0.5" to 2" 

                            Maintenance level                Moderate to high

                            FERTILIZATION                    4 TO 6 YEARLY

                            PEST CONTROL                    Excellent

 

 

 

 

BITTER BLUE FACTS


University of South Florida released Bitter Blue (Florentine). Bitter Blue turf has the following advantages.

Cold- Hardy: 
Bitter Blue cold hardiness is an advantage to the consumer in the Central parts of Florida .

Sun tolerant: Bitter Blue loves direct sunlight and tolerate particle shade, areas greater then 60% shade should be voided.

Attractive: Bitter Blue creates a thick, lush carpet of St. Augustine grass. Its is easily distinguishable from most varieties by its bluest green stolon color.

Virus Resistance: Bitter Blue is S.A.D resistant and shows good leaf disease resistance due to its open, long internodes and coarse growth habit.

Salt tolerance: Bitter Blue has a small considerable salt tolerance for shoreline plantings.

·                            LEAF TEXTURE                     COARSE

·                            DROUGHT TOLERANCE         POOR

·                            WEARABILITY                       FAIR

·                            SOIL TYPE                            FAIR

·                            ESTABLISHMENT RATE          MODERATE

·                            MOWING DAYS                     6 TO 10 DAYS

·                            MOWING HEIGHTS               2 – 2 ½ “

·                            FERTILIZATION                    4 TO 6 YEARLY

·                            PEST CONTROL                    MODERATE

 

 

 

 

BAHIA FACTS


Bahia (Argentine) turf has the following advantages.

Cold- Hardy: 
Bahia is poor in cold weather. Will go into a dormant time during the cooler months. Bahia advantage to the consumer in the Southern parts of Florida .

Sun tolerant:  Bahia thrives in direct sun and moderate shade. Heavy shade areas should be avoided.

Attractive:  Bahia is a single leaf and roots, forming a solid ground feel. It’s easily distinguishable from the other turf due to its light green, tall stolon color.

Virus Resistance:  Bahia is S.A.D resistant and shows good leaf disease resistance.

Salt tolerance:  Bahia is poor salt tolerance areas and is not recommended for shoreline plantings.

·                            LEAF TEXTURE                     THIN

·                            DROUGHT TOLERANCE         EXCELLENT

·                            WEARABILITY                       POOR

·                            SOIL TYPE                            WILD RANGE

·                            ESTABLISHMENT RATE          FAST

·                            MOWING DAYS                     3 TO 5 DAYS

·                            MOWING HEIGHTS               3 – 5 “

·                            FERTILIZATION                    4 TO 6 YEARLY

·                            PEST CONTROL                    HIGH

 

 

 

 

PALMETTO ® FACTS


Palmetto® turf has the following advantages.

Cold- Hardy: 
Palmetto’s® cold hardiness is an advantage to the consumer in the Southern States.

Sun tolerant: Palmetto® loves direct sunlight and tolerates particle shade up to @ 60%. Deep shade areas need to be avoided.

Attractive: Palmetto® creates a thick, lush carpet of St. Augustine grass. Its is easily distinguishable from most varieties by its purplish dark green, stolon color.

Virus Resistance: Palmetto® is S.A.D resistant and shows good leaf disease resistance due to its open, long internode and coarse growth habit.

Salt tolerance: Palmetto® is excellent in salt tolerant areas and is recommended overall for shoreline plantings.

·                            LEAF TEXTURE                     COARSE - SEMI-DWARF

·                            DROUGHT TOLERANCE         EXCELLENT

·                            WEARABILITY                       FAIR

·                            SOIL TYPE                            WIDE RANGE

·                            ESTABLISHMENT RATE          FAST

·                            MOWING DAYS                     6 TO 10 DAYS

·                            MOWING HEIGHTS               2 ½ – 3 ½ “

·                            FERTILIZATION                    4 TO 6 YEARLY

·                            PEST CONTROL                    LOW

 

 

 

 

DEL-MAR ®FACTS


Del-Mar® was released by O.M Scott & Sons.
Del-Mar® turf has the following advantages.

Cold- Hardy: 
Del-Mar®’s cold hardiness is an advantage to the consumer in the Central and Southern parts of Florida .

Sun tolerant: Del-Mar® loves direct sunlight and tolerates particle shade up to @ 60%. Deep shade areas need to be avoided.

Attractive: Del-Mar® creates a thick, lush carpet of St. Augustine grass. Its is easily distinguishable from most varieties by its emerald dark green, stolon color.

Virus Resistance: Del-Mar® is S.A.D resistant and shows good leaf disease resistance due to its open, long internode and coarse growth habit.

Salt tolerance: Del-Mar® is excellent in salt tolerant areas and is recommended overall for shoreline plantings.

·                            LEAF TEXTURE                     COARSE

·                            DROUGHT TOLERANCE         GOOD

·                            WEARABILITY                       FAIR

·                            SOIL TYPE                            WIDE RANGE

·                            ESTABLISHMENT RATE          FAIR

·                            MOWING DAYS                     6 DAYS

·                            MOWING HEIGHTS               1 ½ – 3 ½ “

·                            FERTILIZATION                    4 TO 6 YEARLY

·                            PEST CONTROL                    MODERATE

 

 

 

 

PASPALUM FACTS


Paspalum was released in 2001. Cultivated by the University of Georgia . Paspalum turf has the following advantages.

Cold- Hardy: 
Paspalum cold hardiness is an advantage to the consumer in the Southern States.

Sun tolerant: Paspalum loves direct sunlight and tolerates particle shade. Deep shade areas need to be avoided.

Attractive:
 Paspalum creates a thick, lush carpet. Its is easily distinguishable from most varieties by its dark green, stolon color.

Virus Resistance: Paspalum is S.A.D resistant and shows good leaf disease resistance due to its open, long internode and coarse growth habit.

Salt tolerance: Paspalum is excellent in salt tolerant areas and is recommended overall for shoreline plantings.

·                            LEAF TEXTURE                     SOFT - SEMI-DWARF

·                            DROUGHT TOLERANCE         EXCELLENT

·                            WEARABILITY                       FAIR

·                            SOIL TYPE                            WIDE RANGE

·                            ESTABLISHMENT RATE          FAST

·                            MOWING DAYS                     6 TO 10 DAYS

·                            MOWING HEIGHTS                1 – 1 ½ “

·                            FERTILIZATION                    4 TO 6 YEARLY

·                            PEST CONTROL                    LOW


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