A lawn fit for Hawaii homes
For the ultimate barefoot-friendly lawn, there simply isn’t a better choice than lush, beautiful Zeon Zoysia.
“The old Zoysia grasses, like Emerald Zoysia and the others, were very hard to mow and maintain,” says Sean Fong, owner of Hawaiian Turfgrass. “Nobody wanted to sit or walk on them, because they were so coarse.”
But Zeon Zoysia, as Fong explains, offers a completely different experience.
“A lawn planted with Zeon Zoysia feels almost like a thick carpet,” he says. “It’s wonderful for keiki, and pets, too. It has the ‘wow factor’ that everybody wants in a lawn!”
Through the end of May, Hawaiian Turfgrass, the state’s exclusive licensed producer of Zeon Zoysia, will offer a $500 discount on delivery and installation of a new lawn (minimum 400 square feet). The discount is available for all of the company’s lovely varieties, but Fong is eager for customers to know about Zeon Zoysia.
“It is truly one of the lushest, most barefoot-friendly turfgrass varieties available anywhere,” he says.
HARDY, TOUGH, RESISTANT
Thanks to its extraordinary density, Zeon Zoysia has been described as “the most playable fairway turf on the market.” According to golfers, Zeon Zoysia’s tightly packed blades hold a ball up almost like a tee. Homeowners appreciate that density because it inhibits weed growth.
Developed by turfgrass expert David Doguet of Bladerunner Farms in Poteet, Texas, Zeon Zoysia was bred from zoysiagrass selections collected around the Pacific Rim. Luxurious and verdant, the grass was featured on the golf course designed for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It is also used at the Tiger Woods-designed Bluejack National, as well as at Grove XXIII, the Florida course fronted by basketball’s Michael Jordan, named for the 23 he wore on his uniform.
The robust and resilient Zeon Zoysia may have been created with golf courses in mind, but it’s perfect for Hawaii’s residential lawns.
“This variety needs little water and fertilizer,” says Fong. “It does best in full sun and thrives with five or more hours of direct sunlight each day.”
Lawns planted with Zeon Zoysia should be mown every 1-2 weeks with a reel mower set at three-quarters of an inch, he notes. “It’s more disease and insect-resistant than other varieties. And because it’s salt-tolerant, it grows well near beaches. Zeon Zoysia is really great for Hawaii — and perfect for homeowners who want a lawn that will be the pride of the neighborhood.”
Call 808-371-0527 by May 31 to schedule delivery and installation and receive a $500 discount. Prefer to handle your own installation? Visit hawaiianturfgrass.com to place your order and arrange for pickup or curbside delivery.
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