Sod Varieties

Emerald Zoysia:

Emerald is a fine-textured, dense, dark green turfgrass. Emerald was released in 1955 and has been trusted for many years by some of the most demanding residential and commercial developers. Over the years it has been known as the “Cadillac” of turf. Emerald is a good cold tolerant grass and moderately shade tolerant. Our strain of Emerald has never had a problem with Spring green-up and all customers have been very pleased.

Meyer Zoysia:

Sometimes known as Z-52, Meyer is a medium-course textured, semi-dense, dark green turfgrass. Meyer is another zoysia grass that has been around for a long time and is well proven. It was released in 1951. Meyer is moderately shade tolerant and fairly salt resistant. It also is a good cold tolerant grass.

Tifway 419 Bermuda:

Tifway 419 is a fine-textured Bermuda grass with a deep green color. It is a long time favorite turf for fairways, tees, sports fields, and home lawns. It is quick to green up in the Spring. Our Tifway 419 is grown on fumigated sandy soil that is certified and registered by the Southern Seed Certification Association and was planted from pure Tifway 419 stock from Georgia.

Zeon Zoysia:

A beautiful fine blade grass. Zeon has exceptional shade tolerance with minimal fertilizer and water usage. Zeon Zoysia also restricts weed growth and is easy to maintain. If you like Emerald, you will love Zeon!

Zeon Characteristics:

  • Exceptional shade & drought tolerance
  • Fine bladed with vertical leaf posture
  • Deep green in color with exceptional “Eye Appeal”
  • Excellent late season color retention & early spring green-up *Short stolon & internode length

Improved Plant Vigor:
*Zeon’s extensive root system, high stolon frequency, and vigorous rhizome growth, produces a thick compact turf that recovers quickly from injury *Zeon’s turf quality tested much higher, compared to other zoysia cultivars in the National Zoysiagrass tests *In controlled testing by the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP), Zeon produced less thatch than all other zoysia *Zeon will consistently establish in a wide variety of soil types

Cultural Practices:

  • When maintained at 1-2′ Zeon has the feel of a Bermuda type. This is definitely “Barefoot Grass”
  • In golf course fairway applications, Zeon can be maintained as low as 3/8″ mowing height *Zeon can be easily maintained using a standard rotary type lawnmower *All herbicides and fertilizers necessary for the maintenance of Zeon can be purchased at your local nursery or hardware store *All herbicides used on other zoysia cultivars can be safely applied to Zeon zoysia

Certified Purity & Uniformity:

  • Zeon is available only through a select group of licensed certified producers
  • Zeon is grown &sold under a rigorous set of rules & guidelines designed to promote on-going quality, purity, and uniformity

State Certification:

  • Certification is the only method of assuring the consumer is receiving the variety they purchased
  • Zeon can only be produced and sold as a Certified turfgrass variety, unlike many other varieties
  • Certification agencies in each state inspect all Zeon production fields regularly, protecting the interests of the consumer by providing a third party system of quality control

TifTuf (DT-1):

  • more drought tolerant
  • uses 38% less water than Tifway 419
  • Superior traffic tolerance than Tifway 419
  • Higher sod strength than Tifway 419 in the spring and fall
  • faster spring green up than Tifway 419
  • greater color retention than Tifway 419 during the onset of fall/winter dormancy

As water restrictions tighten in many drought-stricken areas of the U.S. golf courses superintendents, sports turf managers, property owners and sod producers increasingly value drought-tolerant turfgrass. Selected for its superior drought and wear tolerance, TifTuf has been rigorously developed and tested for more than two decades by a team of researchers led by Dr. Wayne Hanna and Dr. Brian Schwartz at UGA’s Tifton Campus.

TifTuf was originally bred in 1992, as one of 27,700 other potential bermudagrass genotypes. In 1999, ninety of the most promising genotypes were planted under a rainout shelter and evaluated in 2001 under deficit irrigation. Under this drought stress, TifTuf (tested as experimental name DT-1) maintained its quality and green color the longest. In a 2011 drought study, it was determined that TifTuf required 38% less water than Tifway. Since then, TifTuf has been further tested in 19 drought-stress trails, 2 traffic-stress trails and 4 irrigated, non-stress trails at The University of Georgia, The University of Florida, North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M University.

In 2013, TifTuf was entered into the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) bermudagrass trails where it is being evaluated in 20 locations across the United States until 2017. Last year’s NTEP results reveal that TifTuf scored the highest quality ratings in the following test locations: North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and California. TifTuf also ranked in the highest statistical group for quality in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri.

Fine textured and dense, TifTuf exhibits several additional stellar qualities, including superior wear tolerance, early spring green up, excellent fall color retention and extremely rapid grow-in. If you’re seeking a truly superior turfgrass for performance, aesthetics and sustainability, you’ve just found it.


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