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Zoysia  

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Zoysia is one of the earliest grass species to be used as turf. It is native to Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and the Philippines. Zoysia is a slow growing, sod that forms a dense uniform turf in full sun and light and open shade. Its leaves and stems develop from nodes on stolons and rhizomes and grow upright at an angle of about 90 degrees. Because the leaves are very stiff and stems are tough, zoysia has excellent wear resistance. Zoysia in general exhibits excellent heat and salinity tolerance.   
Palisades Zoysia  

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Palisades Zoysia japonica is vegetatively proroduced, medium broad textured, high density turf noted specifically suitable for home lawns, golf fairways and roughs, sports fields, industrial parks and highway medians.

Palisades is noted for its tolerance to shade, salt, heat, and cold. It also has low water, fertilizer, and pesticiede requirements. Palisades is resitant to chinch bugs, mole crickets and sod webworm. It will tolerate mowing as close as one half inch with good weed competitions. Ideally for home lawns, mowing heights can ranges as high as two to two and a half inches .

Palisades grows both from stolons and rhizomes providing rapid re-growth and repair capabilities. Palisades has few seed heads, a low thatching tendency, and is less less invasive requiring little or no edging.   

Crowne Zoysia  

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Crowne Zoysia japonica is vegetatively produced, medium broad to course textured, high density turf noted specifically suitable for home lawns, sports fields, industrial parks and highway medians, and low maintenance areas where competition against weed invasion is important.

Crowne is noted for its tolerance to shade, salt, heat, and cold. It also has low water, fertilizer, and pesticiede requirements. Crowne is resitant to chinch bugs, mole crickets, zoysia grass mite, and sod webworm. It will tolerate mowing as close as one half inch and as high as two to two and a half inches .

Crowne grows both from stolons and rhizomes providing rapid re-growth and repair capabilities. It has few seed heads and a low thatching tendency. When compared to St. Augustine, Crowne has a higher shde tolerance and develops into a thicker, denser turf.   

Cavalier Zoysia  

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Cavalier Zoysia matrella is a vegetatively produced, fine textured, high density turf with long slender leaves noted specifically for high quality uniformity of appearance and distinct summer presentation. It is a suitable replacement for Emerald Zoysia as it has a less tendency to scalp. Cavalier is suitable for sports fields, fairways, tee boxes, and home lawns. 

Cavalier demonstrates tolerances to shade, salt tolerance, temperature extremes, and low soil fertility. Cavailer is resistant to tropical sod webworm, fall armyworm, tawny mole cricket, hunting billbug, and differential grasshopper.

Cavalier has moderate to low water requirements. It develops a dense canopy offering excellent competition to weeds.   

Royale Zoysia  

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Royal Zoysia matrella is a vegetatively produced, fine textured, high density turf with long slender leaves. Royal is suitable for sports fields, fairways, tee boxes, and home lawns. 

Royal has moderate to low water requirements. It develops a dense canopy offering excellent competition to weeds.  

Centipede  (Eremochloa ophiuroides)  

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Centipede, a warm season grass popular along the east and southeast coastal regions of the United States, is native to China. It was introduced to the U.S. around 1916. Centipede has a good tolerance to low soil fertility, has a natural light green color, and grows best in acidic soils whose pH is between 5.0 to 6.0. Centipede is a creeping grass that spreads horizontally by stolens (above ground runners). It has leaves that are wider than bermudagrass but narrower than St. Augustine and grows well in full sun and light shade.

Typically Centipede is a slow growing grass. It can be mowed with a rotary mower with sharp blades at 1 to 1-1/2 inches. During periods of drought, or in shaded areas, the mowing height should be raised about 1/2 inch. Mow often enough so only 1/3 of the plant height is removed. High or infrequent mowing encourages thatch.

TifBlair Centipede  

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TifBlair Centipede is the product of over 25 years of research and genetic engineering by the turfgrass breeding program at Tifton, Georgia. TifBlair was developed to provide the landscape industry a superior centipede with a patented pedigree.

TifBlair will grow in soil pH levels down to 4.2, giving it a much wider range of application than Common Centipede.  TifBlair is more shade tolerant and has improved cold tolerance. TifBlair's root system is deeper and stronger, 2-3 times larger than Common Centipede and adapts well to dry conditions. TifBlair produces more stolons with more leaves faster and late season color retention is superior to Common Centipede. In tests conducted in Alabama, Oklahoma, and Georgia, TifBlair consistently out-performed the other tested centipede varieties.

With a superior pedigree, TifBlair provides reliable performance and consistency every time. TifBlair is grown and sold under a rigorous set of rules and guidelines designed to promote on-going quality, purity, and uniformity. TifBlair is available only through a select group of qualified, licensed producers.

St Augustine   (Stenotaphrum secundatum)  

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St. Augustine grass, a coarse textured, stoloniferous, vegetatively propagated species that roots at the nodes, is commonly referred to as ‘carpet grass’. It is a widely used lawn grass along the coastal regions of the United States, found from the Carolinas to Florida and westward to California. St. Augustine thrives in high temperature areas that have mild winters. St. Augustine grass is native to the Gulf of Mexico region, the West Indies and Western Africa.

St. Augustine grass tolerates moderate shade, as good or better than other warm season grasses. Under densely shaded conditions, St. Augustine grass develops thin, spindly turf. So long as fertility and drainage are adequate, St. Augustine grass tolerates a wide range of soil types. St. Augustine grass grows satisfactorily at a pH range from 5.0 to 8.5, but develops a chlorotic appearance in highly alkaline soils (above pH 7.5). It does not tolerate compacted or waterlogged soil conditions. St. Augustine grass is highly tolerant of soil salinity, producing satisfactory growth at salt levels as high as 16 mmhos.

 St. Augustine grass is used primarily for lawns as it does not tolerant traffic as well as some other warm season species. It produces satisfactory turf at moderate levels of maintenance, effectively competes with weeds and other grasses and has only a few serious pests.

In moist, warm climates St. Augustine grass maintains a satisfactory turf cover with only occasional mowing. In drier climates (below 30 inches annual rainfall) it survives with supplemental irrigation. At higher maintenance levels, St. Augustine grass produces a thick, lush, dark green turf that is highly preferred by homeowners.

Raleigh St Augustine  

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Raleigh St. Augustine grass was released by the North Carolina Experiment Station in 1980 as a cold tolerant, SAD resistant strain. Raleigh is finer textured than Floratam and develops a dense turf much like the Texas Common strain of St. Augustine grass. Raleigh is also more shade tolerant than Floratam. But, unlike Floratam, Raleigh is not resistant to lawn chinch bugs.
Texas Common St Augustine  

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A strain of St. Augustine grass grown and produced commercially in Texas since 1920 is called Texas Common. Texas Common is typical of the white stigma type reported to be native to the Gulf-Caribbean-West African region. Texas Common was found to be a fertile diploid with 18 chromosomes. Seedling progeny from this white stigma type show wide variations in morphological characters. However, since the strain has been propagated vegetatively for over 100 years, only a few variations in the grass have been produced. Natural variants of the common strain are found throughout the state. It is assumed that these variants developed from seed produced by the common strains of St. Augustine grass.
Floratam St Augustine  

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Floratam St. Augustine grass was released by the Florida and Texas Agricultural Experiment Stations in 1972 as a SAD virus and chinch bug resistant selection. Floratam has a purple stigma color and is sterile. Stolons of Floratam are large, purplish-red in color with internodes averaging 3 inches in length. Leaf blades are wider and longer than common St. Augustine grass.

Floratam is not as cold tolerant as the common type found in Texas. Its use should be restricted to the South Texas and Southern Florida coastal zones. Floratam also lacks the degree of shade tolerance that other St. Augustine grass varieties possess.

Bermudagrass   (Cynodon dactylon)  

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Bermudagrass is native to north Africa, Asia, Australia and southern Europe and is widely cultivated in warm climates all over the world between about 30° south and 30° north latitude. It is very aggressive, crowding out most other grasses and invading other habitats. The name "Bermuda Grass" was derived from its abundance as an invasive species on Bermuda; it does not occur naturally there.

Bermuda's blades are short and narrow with a greyish green color and rough edges. It produces seed heads in clusters of 3 to 7 spikes. Its deep root system, which enables it to set roots to a depth over 6 feet in penetrable soil, makes it a very drought resistant grass. Bermuda reproduces by seeds, runners, and rhyzomes. Bermuda will root wherever a node of a runner touches the ground, forming a dense mat.

Bermuda grows best in full sun and is retarded by full shade. For denser turf, Bermuda should be kept mowed low, as it tends to become spindly if left at heights above 3-4 inches.

Common Bermuda  

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Common Bermudagrass is used for lawns, athletic fields, erosion control, roadsides, commercial landscapes, general purpose pastures, and many other uses.  It is adapted for a wide range of soil types from sandy to clay soils; best adapted to the lower 1/3 of the US on well drained sites.  Common is very drought tolerant but still can stand flooding for short periods.
Celebration Bermuda

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Celebration has a striking blue-green color and soft texture. It tolerates drought and cold, and has a higher degree of shade tolerance than other bermudagrasses. Celebration offers specifiers, landscapers, golf course designers, sports-turf managers and homeowners exceptional performance across a wide spectrum of applications. Celebration requires less mowing and water than typical bermudagrass varieties. It has tight runners, rhizomes, and deep roots that provide excellent sod strength.

Celebration is provides a dense weed free turf that is soft to touch; has a deep blue-green color; has excellent spring greenup and excellent fall color retention; will grow in a wide variety of soils (sand, sandy loam, clay or muck); has rapid horizontal growth from stolons/rhizomes providing excellent wear and injury recovery; and has good resistance to insects and diseases.

Celebration ranked number 1 in Bermudas in a 2 year drought tolerance study conducted by Texas A&M and SAWS (San Antonio Water Systems). Research also shows that Celebration’s fertilizer requirements are much lower than other bermudagrasses.

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Available Turfgrasses:

Celebration Bermuda
Common Bermuda
Palisades Zoysia
Crowne Zoysia
Cavalier Zoysia
Royal Zoysia
Raleigh St Augustine
Common St Augustine
Common Centipede
TifBlair Centipede

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Wittig Grass Sales grows and sells quality turfgrass for Texas and the gulf coast. Grass can be picked up at our farm or delivery is available. Call, come by, or email us for more information.

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