Turf Maintenance

Water Needs: Low to medium - apply at least 1 inch of water as a deep soaking every, 4 to 7 days to encourage a deep, healthy root system during dry or hot periods. Avoid frequent, shallow watering that results in shallow roots, permitting weed germination and growth.

Mowing & Thatching: Optimum mowing height 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches for a high quality lawn, slow growth rate reduces mowing frequency. allow clippings from frequent mowing to remain on the lawn.

Soil & Fertilization Needs: Bermuda thrives on fertilizer. You should apply fertilizer to Bermuda two to three times during the growing season. In April it will start to come out of its dormant state. When it is about 50% green, apply a slow release, high nitrogen fertilizer to your lawn. Make a second application about six to eight weeks later. A third application in another six weeks may be desired.

For Zoysia fertilize twice a year, spring and fall, with a complete fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate and potassium. May also apply 1 or 2 summer fertilizer applications in climates with a long growing season. Apply N at 2 to 5 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. per year. Water thoroughly after fertilization.

Disease, Weed & Insect Control: Some varieties have good resistance to diseases such as rust and leafspot, and to billbugs. The dense turf produced by zoysiagrass prevents most weeds from appearing