Discover a better blade of grass

By Caroline Wright Posted in: BackyardExterior

On a spring day, Sean Fong of Hawaiian Turfgrass watches carefully as a pallet is loaded with green squares of El Toro Zoysia.

“For the past 15 years or so, El Toro Zoysia has been the most popular grass in Hawaii, and with good reason,” Fong says. “It makes for a gorgeous lawn that’s very homeowner-friendly.”

Kind to bare feet, easy to maintain El Toro Zoysia is drought-tolerant and has few insect and disease problems.

“When you buy it, you get the entire plant, root and all,” adds Fong. “We grow the grass in compost, so it’s weed-free and can adapt to any soil profile.”

ONLINE SHOPPING FOR A BEAUTIFUL NEW LAWN

Shopping for a new lawn planted with El Toro Zoysia has never been easier. With Hawaiian Turfgrass’ online ordering system, you can place your order and arrange for delivery in minutes.

The company’s website also provides comprehensive information about its grass varieties, including a comparison chart with categories like maintenance, fertilization needs, and drought tolerance.

A calculator that uses satellite mapping can quickly help estimate the square footage of your lawn.

With four grasses at different price points, all bred for improved traits, Hawaiian Turfgrass offers a lawn for every budget. The company provides site prep and irrigation services as well.

“We’re almost like a carpet store,” says Fong. “It just comes down to deciding on the right grass for your area, and the amount of time you’re able to commit to maintenance.”

PREPARING FOR INSTALLATION

If you’re planning to do the installation yourself, you’ll need to get your yard ready. First, remove your old lawn and all weeds, either organically or with herbicides. Rake and remove roots and plant material, loosen and till the soil, and rake until the surface is level. Next, spread an inch of high-quality compost across the area, to create a healthy surface with lots of nutrients. Use a drum roller to remove divots. After installing the new sod, go over it with the drum roller to help the sod make contact with the compost beneath it.

“You’ll want to water your new turfgrass two or three times a day for three weeks, then go to the appropriate schedule for the grass you’ve planted,” says Fong. “These steps can help ensure a lawn that thrives!”

Hawaiian Turfgrass offers complete turnkey lawn services: site prep, irrigation, delivery, and installation. Call 371-0527 and order your new lawn (minimum 500 square feet) by July 31 for a $500 installation discount! Prefer to install your new lawn yourself? Visit hawaiianturfgrass.com to place your order and arrange for pickup or curbside delivery.

HAWAIIAN TURFGRASS
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
CONTACT 808-371-0527
ADDRESS 94-840 Lanikuhana Ave., Mililani
WEB hawaiianturfgrass.com