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Tifgreen Hybrid Bermuda - The most popular, carefree lawn, suited to our area. Tifgreen presents a fine, putting green surface. It is essentially disease and insect resistant, can withstand heavy foot traffic and is extremely drought tolerant. Tifgreen thrives in hot weather and is adapted to almost every soil type. It requires almost full sunshine to maintain a lush appearance. During the growing season (spring to fall), Tifgreen should be mowed weekly at ¼ to ½ inch, and fertilized monthly. Tifgreen can be planted from sod or stolons (sprigs) but produces no viable seed. During winter months, Tifgreen turns brown and does not require mowing or fertilizing unless it is overseeded with a winter ryegrass. It has been used for putting greens athletic fields, commercial grounds and in hundreds of thousands of home lawns. Tifgreen is the best worry free grass adapted to our climate and soils.


Triathalawn Tall Fescue - This beautiful turf lends itself to wide use in model homes and front yards. It is green year around, withstands moderate shade and is easy to mow and maintain. Like bluegrass and other fescues, Triathalawn is native to somewhat temperate climates and special care must be exercised during the hot summer months to avoid damage caused by heat stress diseases. Its tall blades are of medium texture and are best maintained at a height of 1 ½ - 3 inches. It can be mowed with a rotary mower and will not send out runners into flower beds. Triathalawn does best in soils which have been well prepared and regular fertilization and watering programs are used. Triathalawn is available in sod or seed. It is a blend of the finest tall fescue found to be adaptable to California’s soil and climate conditions. 


El Toro Zoysia - El Toro Zoysia, a cultivar of a japonica type zoysiagrass, was developed by Dr. Victor B. Younger at UC Riverside and is a patented variety available only through authorized and licensed growers. This popular new patented variety offers the best of warm season and cool season grasses. El Toro presents a medium coarse texture without seed heads and forms a carpetlike turf similar to bluegrasses and fescues. It can withstand heavy foot traffic and thrives in hot temperatures. This remarkable grass is resistant to most diseases, tolerant of most soil types, uses less water and require fewer mowings than other grasses. El Toro can be maintained at a mowing height of 1 - 2 inches and can be mowed with either a rotary or reel type mower. During winter dormancy, mowing and fertilizing are not necessary. For winter color El Toro can be over seeded with ryegrass or fescue. El Toro can be planted as sod or stolons.


Evershade St. Augustine - Is a versatile warm season grass. Its principal advantages are extremely good shade tolerance and little evidence of serious disease problems in California. The grass blades are very wide and the turf texture in coarse. St. Augustine develops a dense, thick, mat cushion as is matures. It is rather tolerant of saline soils, tolerates normal wear, and can be maintained at 1 - 1 ½ inch cutting height by either a rotary or reel type mower. As with similar warm season grasses, St. Augustine produces runners and is subject to winter dormancy. Available as sod and can be plugged.


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