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El Toro Zoysia

El Toro Zoysia

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El Toro Zoysia is a flexible warm season turfgrass utilized for many applications. Its leaf texture is slightly more course than Meyers.  El Toro has a faster growth habit than Meyers Z-52 and tolerates slightly more shaded conditions.

It provides a plush, high density, deep green cover mid-April through early October in the Southwest.  Recommended for residential and commercial landscapes, golf courses, athletic fields and recreation areas.

SHADE TOLERANCE  Good shade adaptation.  Tolerates areas up to 50% shade or filtered sunlight.  Will not tolerate heavy shade.

HEAT/COLD TOLERANCE: Very good heat   tolerance.  Does not have the cold tolerance as Meyers Z-52 and should not be used North of Oklahoma.   See shaded portion of map below for suggested areas of use.

DORMANCY: Enters dormant stage in winter months.  Stops growing when temperatures drop below 55F for sustained period, turns tan winter color.  Requires 65F ground temperature for significant growth.

WATER REQUIREMENTS : Is extreme drought tolerant.  However, due to slow growing habit, should be watered regularly to encourage growth.  Recommend 1-1 ½ inches of water in single applications about once per week during hot and dry conditions.

WEAR RESISTANCE-RECOVERY: Has good wear resistance of any turfgrass-tolerates heavy traffic.  Spreads slowly by rhizome-slow to repair from injury.

MOWING   For a high quality appearance keep mowed height 1 to 2 inches.  Mow regularly with a reel or rotary mower allowing the clippings to remain.  Irregular mowing practices may result in high buildups of thatch, which will require verticutting , mulching or removal.  Suggested not removing more than 1/3 of the leaf growth during a single mowing.

FERTILIZING    Apply 1lb per 1000 SF of full analysis fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate and potassium (such as 10-20-10) early March.  Additional nitrogen may be applied in May, June and August at a rate of 1 lb per 1000 SF to encourage growth and maintain color.  Suggest obtaining a soil test for specific fertilizer requirements.

U3

U3

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U-3 Bermuda is a selection of common bermuda. It was originally selected from test plots in Georgia because of its texture, cold tolerance, durability and rapid spread. It has a somewhat finer leaf texture and is more cold tolerant than other turf-type common bermudas. It is the most popular bermuda sod sold in Oklahoma and many other areas of the Southwest. It is recommended for residential and commercial landscapes, roadsides, golf courses, athletic fields and provides excellent erosion control in problem areas.

SHADE TOLERANCE:
Has high light requirement-requires full sunlight most of day. Should not be used in shady areas.

HEAT/COLD TOLERANCE:
Has very good heat tolerance. More cold tolerant than most turf type bermudas. See shaded portion of map below for suggested areas of use.

DORMANCY:
Enters dormant stage in winter months. Stops growing when temperatures drop below 50F for sustained period, turns tan winter color. Requires 65F ground temperature for significant growth.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Will tolerate sustained periods of drought if well established. However, responds well to irrigation during dry conditions if higher quality turfgrass desired. Should be kept moist during sustained periods of extremecold.

WEAR RESISTANCE-RECOVERY:
Forms dense, deep rooted turf when well maintained. Excellent wear resistance and will withstand heavy traffic. Very good injury recoveryspreads rapidly by rhizomes in warm season.

RULES OF THUMB MAINTENANCE:

The amount and frequency of watering, mowing and fertilizing depends upon the desired appearance of your turfgrass. Guidelines for maintenance procedures are offered below as good rules of thumb to follow on an as needed basis in maintaining healthy turfgrass with an attractive appearance.

WATERING:
Apply 1/2″ to 1″ of water in a single application about once per week during hot and dry conditions. To promote a deep, durable root system; deep soaking water applications are preferred over short and frequent shallow water applications.

MOWING:
For a high quality appearance keep mowed height 314 to 2 inches. Mow regularly with a reel or rotary mower allowing the clippings to remain. Irregular mowing practices may result in high buildups of thatch, which will require verticutting, mulching or removal. Suggested not to removing more than 113 of the leaf growth during a single mowing.

FERTILIZING:
Apply 1/2 to 1 Ibs per 1000 SF of a full analysis fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate and potassium; such as 28-13-13 in mid-April and 9-24-24 in midSeptember. To maintain a deep green color, nitrogen may be applied monthly at a rate of 1 Ib per 1000 SF May thru August. Suggest obtaining a soil test for specific fertilizer requirements.

WEED CONTROL:
Weed growth competes with turfgrass growth. Good maintenance practices help eliminate weed problems. However, it may be necessary even under the best of care, to apply herbicides to maintain weed free turfgrass. Contact your local County Extension agent or herbicide dealer for recommendations for your type turfgrass.

Tifway

TIFWAY

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A versatile hybrid Bermuda which tolerates close mowing and is disease resistant. It spreads rapidly to provide a dense turf which is wear tolerant and heals quickly. This water conservative grass becomes dormant in the winter and may develop some thatch. Available over seeded with perennial ryegrass for winter installation jobs.

Maintenance Guide

WATERING:
For the first 20 days, water as needed to keep the topsoil moist to a 3-inch depth. After 20 days, water three or more times a week during warm weather. In cooler weather, water once or twice a week. Sandy soil requires more frequent watering than clay soil. Inland areas require more water than coastal areas. Special attention should be paid to slopes and mounds where runoff occurs. More frequent, shorter watering may be necessary.

FERTILIZATION:
Fertilize in four to eight week intervals during warm weather, depending on your lawn’s color. Light green is an indication that your lawn needs fertilizer. Use an all-purpose fertilizer, and follow label directions.

MOWING:
Mow seven days after installation. Mow to a height of 3/8 to 3/4 inches. Tifway should be mowed at least once a week during the warm season. You will not need to mow when your sod is dormant. Never mow more than one third of the blade at one time; it may injure the plant.

DISEASES:
Tifway is highly resistant to common disease problems. The appearance of brown spots may be a result of a watering problem. If brown spots remain after adjusting your watering routine, a disease may be present. Consult your local garden center as soon as possible.

WEEDS AND INSECTS:
After your new sod has been established at least four weeks, you may begin pesticide application for insect control, if necessary. Because pest and weed conditions vary from area to area, it is best to follow the recommendations of your local garden center or other turf specialist in your area.

DETHATCHING:
To minimize thatch, dethatch at least once every two years. It may be done as often as once a year. The preferable time to dethatch is in the spring.

Common Name: Tifway
Species: Hybrid Bermuda 419
Growth Rate: Summer 1/4 to 1/2 inches per week
Winter 0 to 1/4 inches per week
Root Depth: 3 to 6 feet, depending upon soil type and watering patterns.

ADAPTABILITY
Soils Range: Fair tolerance to saline soil conditions.
Amendments are recommended for heavy clay soils to promote drainage.
Temperature
Tolerance: 10°F. to 120°F.
ET0: .5 minimum, .7 preferred
pH Range: 5.0 to 8.5, 7.0 optimum
Shade Tolerance: Prefers full sun, but tolerates 20% shade.

STANDARDS AND MEASURES

100% Weed Free Sod
Size: 5 to 10 sq. ft. per piece, depending upon market
Big Rolls: 200 to 500 sq. ft.
Soil Thickness 1/2 inch ± 1/8 inch, plus top growth
500 to 540 sq. ft. per pallet
Weight: 2500 to 3000 lbs. per pallet

 

Quickstand

QUICKSTAND BERMUDA

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Quickstand is a selection of common bermuda. It was released in 1993 by the USDA and University of Kentucky. It is gaining widespread acceptance in the turf industry because of its density, rapid growth and cold hardiness. Easton Sod Farms offers Quickstand as a Certified variety. It is recommended for lawns, commercial sites, roadsides, golf courses, athletic fields and provides excellent erosion control in problem areas.

SHADE TOLERANCE:

Has high light requirement – requires full sunlight most of day. Should not be used in shady areas.

HEAT/COLD TOLERANCE:
Has excellent heat tolerance -easily tolerates summers in the Southwest. Sustains temperatures up to 110°F. More cold tolerant than most turf-type bermudas. Quickstand has been shown to withstand temperatures up to – 22°F with snow cover. Tolerates weather conditions in all growing zones serviced by Easton Sod Farms.

DORMANCY:
Enters dormant stage in winter months. Stops growing when temperatures drop below 50°F for sustained period, turns tan winter color. Requires 65°F ground temperature for significant growth. Slightly slower green-up in spring than other turf type bermudas,

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Will tolerate sustained periods of drought if well established. However, responds well to irrigation during dry conditions if higher quality turfgrass desired. Should be kept moist during sustained periods of extreme cold.

WEAR RESISTANCE-RECOVERY:
Very good wear resistance and will withstand heavy traffic. Very good injury recovery – spreads rapidly by rhizomes in warm season.

RULES OF THUMB MAINTENANCE:
The amount and frequency of watering, mowing and fertilizing depends upon the desired appearance of your turfgrass. Guidelines for maintenance procedures are offered below as good rules of thumb to follow on an as needed basis in maintaining healthy turfgrass with an attractive appearance.

WATERING:
Apply 16 to 1 inch water in a single application about once per week during hot and dry conditions. To promote a deep, durable root system, deep soaking water applications are preferred over short and frequent shallow watering applications. Caution against dry winter freeze.

MOWING:
For a high quality appearance keep mowed height a to 2 inch. Mow regularly with a reel or rotary mower allowing clippings to remain. Irregular mowing practices may result in high buildups of thatch, which will require verticutting, mulching and or removal. Suggested not removing more than 113 of the leaf growth during a single mowing.

FERTILIZING:
Apply 1/2,to 1 Ibs per 1000 SF of a full analysis fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate and potassium (such as 1020-10) in early spring and (9-24-24) fall. To maintain a deep green color, nitrogen should be applied monthly at a rate of 1 Ib per 1000 SF May thru August. Suggest obtaining a soil test for specific fertilizer requirements.

WEED CONTROL:
Weed growth competes with turfgrass growth. Good maintenance practices help eliminate weed problems. However, it may be necessary even under the best of care, to apply herbicides to maintain weed free turfgrass. Contact your local County Extension agent or herbicide dealer for recommendations for your type turfgrass.

Latitude

LATITUDE BERMUDA GRASS

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Patriot

PATRIOT BERMUDA

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Patriot Bermuda is a medium-fine t extured hybrid Bermuda grass developed by Oklahoma State University turf research scientists. It is a dense, high performance turfgrass. Its appearance and quality is better than U-3 Bermuda and is on par with the best commercial varieties such as Tifway 419, Tifsport, and Tifgreen.

Improved Resistance to Spring Dead Spot:

Patriot has shown better resistance to spring dead spot disease than Tifway 419 and equal to Tifsport.

Wear Tolerance:
Patriot has shown it retains stand density and visual quality in high traffic areas.

RULES OF THUMB MAINTENANCE:
The amount and frequency of watering, mowing and fertilizing depends upon the desired appearance of your turfgrass. Guidelines for maintenance procedures are offered below as good rules of thumb to follow on an as needed basis in maintaining healthy turfgrass with an attractive appearance.

MOWING:
Patriot provides an excellent material for tees when mowed at 3/8 of an inch. For fairways; a mowing height of Ѕ to ѕ inch is ideal. For other uses higher mowing heights provide excellent visual quality but should not be mowed over 1Ѕ inches.

FERTILIZING:
Mowing Patriot provides an excellent material for tees when mowed at 3/8 of an inch. For fairways; a mowing height of Ѕ to ѕ inch is ideal. For other uses higher mowing heights provide excellent visual quality but should not be mowed over 1Ѕ inches. Fertilizing Patriot responds well to fertilization. Keep pH in the range of 6.0-7.0 and the soil macro, secondary and micro nutrients in the optimum range. Patriot requires nitrogen fertility at 4-6 lbs. of actual N per 1,000 sq. ft. per year. Split into 3- 6 applications. Adjust fertility to local conditions and on level of visual quality and maintenance desired.

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WATERING:
Patriot is less drought tolerant than some other Bermudas. During dry conditions apply minimum Ѕ inch water 2 times per week to maintain color. Add more water if vigor recuperative rate is needed.

WEED CONTROL:
Weed growth competes with turfgrass growth. Good maintenance practices help eliminate weed problems. However, it may be necessary even under the best of care, to apply herbicides to maintain weed free turfgrass. Contact your local County Extension agent or herbicide dealer for recommendations for your type turfgrass.

Northbridge Bermuda Grass

NORTHBRIDGE BERMUDA GRASS

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Northbridge is best for Home lawns, parks and golf/sports fields. Oklahoma State University has developed and released two new bermudagrass varieties called NorthBridgeTM and Latitude 36TM. The two new varieties are OSU’s first vegetative turfgrass releases since Patriot Bermudagrass in 2002. Both grasses are sterile hybrids with exceptional cold tolerance and winter damage is seldom seen in either. NorthBridge and Latitude 36 were selected for use in home lawns, parks and golf/sports applications from the southern United States to areas north of the transition zone. “Latitude 36 and NorthBridge offer the finer blades of Tifway with a cold hardiness equivalent to Patriot,” said Dr. Dennis Martin, OSU professor and extension turf specialist.

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“Latitude 36 and NorthBridge offer the finer blades of Tifway with a cold hardiness equivalent to Patriot,” said Dr. Dennis Martin, OSU professor and extension turf specialist.  “Latitude 36 and NorthBridge offer rapid sod production cycles and excellent handling characteristics for the sod producer.  For the golf course superintendent, sports field manager and homeowner, these two new grasses offer outstanding beauty and performance; combining excellent cold hardiness, early green-up, fine texture, excellent density, excellent wear tolerance and rapid recovery from traffic.”

Both grasses recently received high performance reviews in the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) trials.  Latitude 36 (OKC 1119) and NorthBridge (OKC 1134) were among the best of 31 bermudagrass varieties tested in overall turf quality and wear tolerance.  This is a significant assessment as both plan to be used heavily in the golf and sports industries.

While they share many common traits, there are some differences in the two varieties.  Latitude 36 has blades that are finer textured while NorthBridge is faster to establish.

Meyers Z52

MEYERS Z52

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Zoysia is a flexible warm season turfgrass utilized for many applications. Meyers Z-52 has become the most popular of the Zoysia grasses because of its uniform medium texture and tolerances for heat and cold. It provides a plush, high density, deep green cover mid-April through early October in the Southwest. Recommended for residential and commercial landscapes, golf courses, athletic fields and recreation areas.

SHADE TOLERANCE:

Good shade adaptation. Tolerates areas up to 50°/° shade or filtered sunlight. Will not tolerate heavy shade.

HEAT/COLD TOLERANCE:
Very good heat and cold tolerance. Best overall cold tolerance of any warm season turfgrass. See shaded portion of map below for suggested areas of use.

DORMANCY:
Enters dormant stage in winter months. Stops growing when temperatures drop below 55F for sustained period, turns tan winter color. Requires 65F ground temperature for significant growth.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Is extremely drought tolerant. However, due to slow growing habit, should be watered regularly to encourage growth.

WEAR RESISTANCE-RECOVERY:
Has best wear resistance of any turfgrass-tolerates heavy traffic. Spreads slowly by rhizome-slow to repair from injury.

RULES OF THUMB MAINTENANCE:
The amount and frequency of watering, mowing and fertilizing depends upon the desired appearance of your turfgrass. Guidelines for maintenance procedures are offered below as good rules of thumb to follow on an as needed basis in maintaining healthy turfgrass with an attractive appearance.

WATERING:
Will tolerate drought. To maintain attractive appearance apply 1 inch of water in a single application about once per week during hot or dry periods.

MOWING:
For a high quality appearance keep mowed height 1 to 2 inches. Mow regularly with a reel or rotary mower allowing the clippings to remain. Irregular mowing practices may result in high buildups of thatch, which will require verticutting, mulching or removal. Suggested not removing more than 1l3 of the leaf growth during a single mowing.

FERTILIZING:
Apply 11b per 1000 SF of full analysis fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate and potassium; such as 28-13-13 in mid-April. Additional nitrogen may be applied in June and August at a rate of 1 Ib per 1000 SF to encourage growth and maintain color. Suggest obtaining a soil test for specific fertilizer requirements.

WEED CONTROL:
Weed growth competes with turfgrass growth. Good maintenance practices help eliminate weed problems. However, it may be necessary even under the best of care, to apply herbicides to maintain weed free turfgrass. Contact your local County Extension agent or herbicide dealer for recommendations for your type turfgrass.

Heartland Supreme Fescue

HEARTLAND SUPREME FESCUE

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Turf-type Tall Fescue has become a very popular turf grass in many areas of the country.  Although it is considered a cool-season grass, many improved cultivars have proven to be heat and drought tolerant.  With proper management, tall fescue will provide green cover year around. Recommended for residential and commercial landscapes, golf courses and parks.   Also utilized on athletic fields, recreation areas and roadside in northern areas.

SHADE TOLERANCE       Very good performance in areas up to 70% shade.     Requires 30% filtered or direct sunlight.   Will gradually thin out in areas of total shade.

HEAT/COLD TOLERANCE     Has good heat tolerance and very good cold tolerance.   See shaded portions of map below for suggested areas of use.

DORMANCY    If properly cared for, will maintain green color year around in most areas.  Cool season grasses show slower growth in summer months.  Can go into summer dormancy when irrigation is not applied.

WATER REQUIREMENTS   Has medium to high irrigation requirements.   Established fescue will tolerate brief periods of drought.   Irrigation should be available in Southern areas.

WEAR RESISTANCE-RECOVERY     Has  very good tolerance to traffic after established.   Recovers well from wear, especially in cool season.   Is considered a bunch grass and does not spread.   May become necessary to overseed.

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Rules of Thumb Maintenance Fescue

The amount and frequency of watering, mowing and fertilizing depends upon the desired appearance of your turfgrass.  Guidelines for maintenance procedures are offered below as good rules of thumb to follow on an as needed basis in maintaining healthy turfgrass with an attractive appearance.

WATERING     To avoid wilting and encourage deep root growth,  apply 1 to 1 ½  inches of water in a single application every 5 to 7 days during hot and dry periods.

MOWING  Mow regularly with a reel or rotary mower at 2-3 inches.  In summer months or shaded conditions, 3 inch cutting heights preferred. Irregular mowing practices may result in high buildups of thatch, which will require verticutting, mulching or removal.  Suggested not removing more than 1/3 of the leaf growth during a single mowing.

FERTILIZING   Apply  ½ to 1 lbs  per 1000SF of a full analysis fertilizer containing higher nitrogen, phosphate and potassium, (such as 28-13-13)  in September and late February.   To maintain a deep green color and density additional nitrogen should be applied in April, May and October at rate of 1-1½ lbs per 1000 SF.   Suggest obtaining a soil test for specific fertilizer requirements.  Do not fertilize in June, July or August .

WEED CONTROL  Weed growth competes with turfgrass growth.  Good maintenance practices of your turfgrass help eliminate weed problems.  However, it may be necessary even under the best of care, to apply herbicides to maintain weed free turfgrass.  Contact your local County Extension agent or herbicide dealer for recommendations for your type turfgrass.

Due to varying soil conditions and fluctuating weather patterns, it is impossible to offer general maintenance guidelines that are perfect for individual sites and situations.     Please contact your local County Extension Office or Easton Sod Farms for specific questions.

Cody Buffalo Grass

CODY BUFFALOGRASS 

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Easton Sod Farms offers Cody buffalograss as netted slab and big roll sod.  Buffalograss is a warm season, native prairie grass. Many turf-like varieties have been recently developed and are now available. It is a warm season growing turfgrass with multiple use applications. It has a medium leaf texture that maintains a grayish-green color. It is recommended for low maintenance lawns, commercial sites, roadsides, athletic fields and golf courses.

SHADE TOLERANCE:
Requires full sunlight.  Should not be used in shaded areas.
HEAT/COLD TOLERANCE:
Has excellent heat and cold tolerance – easily tolerates conditions in all the growing zones serviced by Easton Sod Farms
DORMANCY:
Enters dormant stage in winter months.
WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Will tolerate sustained periods of drought if well established.
WEAR RESISTANCE-RECOVERY:
It has good wear tolerance. It has a fairly shallow root system and should be limited to areas receiving moderate traffic. It spreads by rhizomes in warm season and has good recovery to injury.

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RULES OF THUMB MAINTENANCE:

The amount and frequency of watering, mowing and fertilizing depends upon the desired appearance of your turfgrass. Guidelines for maintenance procedures are offered below as good rules of thumb to follow on an as needed basis in maintaining healthy turfgrass with an attractive appearance.

WATERING:
One of the most drought tolerant grasses available. After initial establishment, very little watering is required.

MOWING:
Will tolerate frequent and close mowings or left unmaintained will grow to height of 5-6 inches. Recommended mowing height is 2 to 3 inches. Suggested not removing more than 1/3 of the leaf growth during a single mowing.

FERTILIZING:
Apply 1 to 2 lbs per SF of a full analysis fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate and potassium; such as 19-19-19 twice per year. Suggest obtaining a soil test for specific fertilizer requirements.

WEED CONTROL:
Weed growth competes with turfgrass growth. Good maintenance practices of your turfgrass helps eliminate weed problems. However, it may be necessary even under the best of turfgrass care, to apply herbicides to maintain weed free turfgrass. Contact your local County Extension agent or herbicide dealer for recommendations for your type turfgrass. Herbicides containing 2-4D may not be utilized for weed control on Buffalograss.