Choosing the best turfgrass
Last month, McLemore, the legendary golf club located atop Lookout Mountain in Northwest Georgia, made an exciting announcement on social media.
“First sod laid at The Keep!” read the post. “Our director of agronomy at The Keep could not be more thrilled with the quality and condition of our Stadium Zoysia.”
The Keep is McLemore’s new 18-hole course, designed by famed golf architects Rees Jones and Bill Bergin, scheduled to open next summer. It will be the first golf course in the country planted entirely with Stadium Zoysia.
And Stadium Zoysia, of course, is the gorgeous turfgrass developed by Bladerunner Farms, the largest privately owned zoysiagrass research facility in the world.
“Stadium Zoysia grows a darker green than any zoysiagrass on the market,” says Sean Fong, owner of Hawaiian Turfgrass in Mililani. “Its deep emerald shade and hardiness made it the perfect grass for McLemore — which already has one of the most beautiful courses in the eastern United States — and now for Oahu. Stadium Zoysia is truly exceptional.”
SOFT RESIDENTIAL LAWNS
Available exclusively in Hawaii from Hawaiian Turfgrass, Stadium Zoysia is extremely heat and drought tolerant. Known for its deep root system and extensive rhizomes, which provide excellent wear tolerance and recovery, the finely textured grass has a rapid rate of lateral spread. Full sun is ideal, but it can tolerate temperatures in a variety of climates, from low desert to coastal regions.
“Stadium Zoysia is really durable, and can handle a lot of foot traffic,” Fong says. “And families love it because it’s so soft and carpet-like. This grass is ideal for Oahu’s residential lawns.”
Maintenance of a lawn planted with Stadium Zoysia is fairly easy. Fong recommends weekly mowing with a reel mower.
“This grass can be cut at different mower heights, from a quarter inch to 1 inch,” he says. “The longer the leaf blade, the darker it will appear.”
Learn more about Stadium Zoysia, and the company’s other turf varieties, online at hawaiianturfgrass.com. Packed with information, the state-of-the-art website has everything needed to make a decision about the best grass for your lawn.
If planning to do your own prep and installation, just place an order online and arrange for pickup or curbside delivery. The website’s area calculator uses satellite mapping to determine a lawn’s square footage, taking the guesswork out of the calculation.
Prefer to let professionals handle the job? Hawaiian Turfgrass offers complete turnkey lawn services (site prep, irrigation, delivery and installation) that you can arrange with a quick phone call. The company is offering a $500 installation discount for customers who order a new lawn (minimum 400 square feet) by Dec. 31.
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