Bright green and gorgeous, a lawn planted with El Toro Zoysia sets the sort of scene that invites picnics, games and barefoot romping. It’s the kind of grass we might imagine when we think of a perfect neighborhood lawn.

Developed in 1986 by the University of California-Riverside, El Toro Zoysia is drought-tolerant, low-maintenance and thrives in full sun. This resilient medium-blade japonica turfgrass, bred specifically for the warm climate of Southern California, can be seen all over the islands.

“El Toro Zoysia is one of our bestsellers, and its popularity is truly justified,” says Sean Fong, owner of Hawaiian Turfgrass in Mililani. “It’s one of the most homeowner-friendly grasses on the market in Hawaii today.”


This hardy grass establishes itself very quickly, and was bred to have minimal insect and disease issues.

“Problems don’t happen often, and on the rare occasions that homeowners actually find bugs or disease, they’re easy to treat with selective insecticides and fungicides,” says Fong.


As the most popular turf-grass on Oahu, El Toro Zoysia may be seen all over the island. Often used in parks and ball fields, it’s popular in newer residential developments, like those in Ewa and Kapolei. The verdant grass also graces Thomas Square in Honolulu. Planted by Hawaiian Turfgrass in May 2017, it took only about three months to fill in, providing welcome rejuvenation for the island’s oldest city park.

The El Toro Zoysia grown by Hawaiian Turfgrass is known for truly speedy establishment, says Fong.


“Because we keep our turfgrass fields weed-free, use only reel mowers on our farm, and sell only mature grass, all of our varieties will quickly root almost anywhere they’re planted,” he explains.


After its roots develop, what’s the best way to care for a yard planted with El Toro Zoysia? This low-maintenance grass doesn’t need a lot of pampering, Fong says.

“It should be reel-mowed every one to two weeks, with a blade height set at three-quarters of an inch, and watered three or four times per week,” he recommends. “And remember: though it grows in very thickly, choking out other weeds and doesn’t develop as much thatch as other varieties, El Toro Zoysia must be mowed regularly to prevent overgrowth.”

The most popular grass in Hawaii for the past decade, El Toro Zoysia makes a perfect lawn for families with keiki and pets! Hawaiian Turfgrass offers complete turnkey services for all its gorgeous turfgrass varieties: site prep, irrigation, delivery and installation. Call 808- 371-0527 and order your new lawn (minimum 400 square feet) by May 31 for a $500 installation discount. Prefer to handle your own installation? Visit to place your order and arrange for pickup or curbside delivery.

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