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Different Varieties of Sod to choose From at Palmer’s Turf Farm

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  If you’re considering sod for lawn or golf course purposes this spring, Palmer’s Turf Farm should be on your list. They have put unique care into addressing the many needs of people in a variety of geographical areas since 1994. Palmer’s service representatives stand ready to help you assess exactly what your specific grass needs are. Consider the Varieties …

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Why El Toro Zoysia is Number One For Springtime

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  Native to Southeast Asia, Zoysia (Zoysia spp.) is a warm-season grass imported to the United States in 1895. There are three species of zoysia and several cultivars within each species. One such cultivar, ‘El Toro,’ is a member of the Zoysia japonica species and was created in 1986 by the University of California’s Dr. Victor Youngner. Between 1997 and …

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Save Your Lawn with Drought-Tolerant El Toro Zoysia

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Zoysia is a dense turf grass prized for its ability to handle heavy foot traffic, a variety of sun and shade, poor soil, and drought. It’s soft, green, and makes for an attractive lawn for planting zones 5 all the way to 11. All that aside, its best feature is its drought tolerance. Among all of the zoysias, El Toro …

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Zoysia green up in the Tennessee springtime

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I receive hundreds of calls and emails this time of year about one specific item “When is my Zoysia going to green up”.  I tell people once the ground temperature starts to get into the low 60’s.  Once this happens massive green up appears.  Tennessee and the various areas surrounding it can have massive swings in temperature starting in March …

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Summer Watering 101: Zoysia and Fescue

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As one of the most common lawn grasses, fescue is often grown alone or mixed in with other grass seed varieties in general lawn mixes. Fescue remains green during cooler weather, only dying off during the heat of summer or the bitter cold of winter. Zoysia, on the other hand, thrives during long, hot summer days, only going dormant in …

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Installing Sod During the Summer and How to be Successful at It

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Sod installation is possible throughout the year. Although it is easier to install sod during the cooler seasons, it is indeed possible to install sod in the summer. However, installing a sod in the summer requires a great deal of water to compensate for the less than ideal climate. Installation Steps 1) The first step is to create visual representation …

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Fungicides on Fescue sod During the Summer Months is a Must for Maintaining a Beautiful Yard

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Proper fertilization, mowing and watering helps fescue lawns withstand disease. It is always better to perform proper maintenance to prevent diseases than use fungicides. Fescue yards are subject to four common diseases, including: 1. PYTHIUM BLIGHT – This occurs late in the spring when there are hot days, warm nights and plenty of rain. A white growth will begin at …

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Four Reasons You Should Bag Your Zoysia Grass Clippings While Mowing

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  Zoysia grass is a warm-season low-growing grass that is an extremely popular choice for lawns across the country as well as a favorite for golf courses. Homeowners love this grass for its beauty and low maintenance needs, and it is a definite favorite for those who have no wish to spend every weekend mowing the lawn. However, when you …

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Fescue Sod Care Guide

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You’ve done your research and decided to invest your money in a beautiful fescue sod lawn. Knowing how to properly care for and maintain your new sod will ensure that your lawn remains beautiful and problem free for many years. First Things First The first and most important thing to know is the proper time to lay the sod. Laying …