The following turf grass varieties are the top five we provide:
Centipede (Certified Tifblair): Best Feature – low maintenance requirement
Empire Zoysia: Best Feature: Rated by NC State as being the perfect warm season grass, and to date we have seen no problems with Brown Patch
Zorro Zoysia:Best Feature: Considered the “Cadillac”of warm season grasses as it provides that sought after, manicured,golf course look with proper mowing.
Raleigh St. Augustine:Best Feature:Second to none with it’s ability to tolerate fairly shaded conditions,and it’s cold tolerance is important for the colder winter seasons we may have here in Southeast, North Carolina.
Tifway 419 Bermuda:Best Feature:this Bermuda is darker green than all other Bermudas, forms a dense turf, and is commonly used on golf courses and athletic fields for it’s rapid recuperative potential. A solid divot is healed and gone within a week’s time.
THE MERITS OF EMPIRE ZOYSIA
First of all we have a special announcement. We at SUPERIOR SOD AND GARDEN SUPPLY (www.superiorsodnc.com) have been privileged to be an Authorized Grower and Dealer by the developers of EMPIRE ZOYSIA.
EMPIRE ZOYSIA has been our grass of choice for years – as it far exceeds the negative issues found with other varieties that are available and promoted in the Wilmington , NC area. These off Zoysia varieties include Crown, Zenith, Jamur, and Meyers. It is always important for a potential Zoysia customer to check into the NTEP Trials (National Turf grass Evaluation Program). There are 28 test sites in the United States, and one of them is located at NC State in Raleigh.
EMPIRE ZOYSIA has been rated as the #1 Zoysia variety today.
EMPIRE TURF is a ZOYSIA grass that has truly raised the bar for warn season grasses. EMPIRE sod combines a soft to the touch, with a lush green color and fine, tight blade growth. VIsually, EMPIRE is an extremely attractive turf grass for any landscaping. Homeowners and Property Managers also appreciate its many maintenance, environmental, and cost saving advantages.
You might not expect a turf grass as soft as EMPIRE to be strong, but this incredible ZOYSIA grass accommodates a variety of activities without suffering extensive wear and tear. EMPIRE Turf is as hardy as it is attractive, and has a deep, thick root structure that makes it more drought tolerant than other turf grass varieties and including other Zoysia varieties. In addition, EMPIRES slower vertical growth and natural chinch bug and chemical resistance’s mean that your lawn will require less maintenance, mowing, and irrigation. An EMPIRE turf lawn that has been naturalized to the local climate requires minimal irrigation to remain healthy and thriving.
Reduced maintenance needs and durability are EMPIRES hallmarks. EMPIRE ZOYSIA grass was originally developed in Brazil, and thrives in both harsh tropical climates such as Southern Florida as well as more temperate regions as far north as Pennsylvania. EMPIRE Zoysia turf is one of the few grasses rated to perform well in all Zones, and it can thrive in varying soils and climatic conditions.
For instance, during a hurricane, we usually experience flooding and salt water over wash of properties. The only grass that we at SUPERIOR SOD (www.superiorsodnc.com) have seen survive such inundation of salt water – even after a week of being underwater is EMPIRE ZOYSIA.