You might not realize it, but you’ve probably seen — and admired — the most popular turfgrass in Hawaii.

Plantedallovertheislands, El Toro Zoysia is a medium-blade Zoysia Japonica grass that was developed in 1986 by the University of California, Riverside.

“El Toro Zoysia has been Hawaii’s most popular turf-grass for the past 15 or 20 years,” reports Sean Fong, owner of Hawaiian Turf-grass. “It’s absolutely an all-around homeowner-friendly grass.”

There’s good reason for its popularity: El Toro Zoysia was ranked the best coarse-textured zoysia variety by the National Turf-grass Evaluation Program for several years, outperforming others in a number of areas, including drought and shade tolerance, reduced thatch, and insect and disease resistance.


Known for being low-maintenance, El Toro Zoysia should be reel-mowed every one to two weeks, with the blade height set at three-quarters of an inch and watered three or four times per week.

Though El Toro Zoysia has long been the standard grass for Honolulu home lawns, it’s also popular in commercial landscapes and new developments like Hoopili.

“All of the common areas in the new developments in Ewa and Kapolei are planted with El Toro Zoysia,” says Fong.

And with six and a half acres of lush, beautiful, bright green grass, historic Thomas Square in Honolulu is a perfect place to check out El Toro Zoysia. Planted by Hawaiian Turfgrass in May 2017, the new grass provided a spectacular rejuvenation for Hawaii’s oldest park.

Soft under bare feet and paws, medium-blade width El Toro Zoysia thrives in about five or more hours of direct sunlight each day.


“Also, El Toro is very aggressive,” Fong adds. “As soon as it makes contact with the ground, it just explodes. It only took about three months for Thomas Square to fill in completely.”

It helps that Hawaiian Turfgrass maintains its Mililani farm fields so meticulously.

“We keep our fields weed-free, mow all our fields with reel mowers, and we sell only mature grass,” says Fong. “Because of these practices, El Toro Zoysia, like our other varieties, will quickly root almost anywhere it’s planted.”

If you’d like to plant your lawn with beautiful, bright green El Toro Zoysia, Hawaiian Turfgrass is offering a special discount on this popular grass through March 31. Place your order for El Toro Zoysia online at and receive a discount of $0.50 per square foot. (Minimum purchase 100 square feet; regular price $3.50/square foot; sale price $3/square foot.; use discount code SALE22.)

Chosen for the second year in a row by the readers of Honolulu Star-Advertiser as Hawaii’s Best Lawn Installation Company, Hawaiian Turfgrass has made it easier and quicker than ever to purchase a beautiful new lawn. Visit to place an order and arrange for pick up or curbside delivery. To schedule complete turnkey installation, call 808-371-0527. Order a new lawn with beautiful El Toro Zoysia to receive a discount of 50 cents per square foot on your order. (Use discount code SALE22; minimum purchase 100 square feet; sale ends March 31.)

CONTACT 808-371-0527
ADDRESS 94-840 Lanikuhana Ave., Mililani