Astro Bermuda is a very dense and medium textured hybrid bermudagrass. It is low growing and spreads rapidly. Its density, fine texture and soft blades provide a soft cushion in which to walk and play. Astro demonstrates more aggressive damage recovery than most bermdagrasses and provides an extremely high quality turfgrass with dark green color. Recommended for residential and commercial landscapes, golf courses, parks and athletic fields.
Has high light requirement-requires full sunlight most of day. Should not be used in shady areas.
Has excellent heat tolerance. Not as cold tolerant as other turf type bermudas. See shaded portion
of map below for suggested areas of use.
Enters dormant stage in winter months. Stops growing when temperatures drop below 50F for
sustained period, turns tan winter color. Requires 65F ground temperature for significant growth.
Slightly slower green-up in spring than other turf type bermudas.
Will tolerate sustained periods of drought if well established. However, responds well to irrigation
during dry conditions if higher quality turfgrass desired. Should be kept moist during sustained
periods of extreme cold.
Very good wear resistance and will withstand heavy traffic. Very good injury recovery-spreads
rapidly by rhizomes in warm season.
Meyer Zoysia sod is one of the original zoysia's native to Japan that no longer is licensed or has strict growing regulations. That being said, Meyer Zoysia still continues to be widely used on golf courses and residential lawns throughout the Southeast. Meyer sod combines soft to the touch feel with lush green color and tight blade growth. Visually, Meyer has a blade width that is considered "medium". In between the Emerald and Empire Zoysia. Homeowners and Property Managers also appreciate its many maintenance, environmental, and cost saving advantages. Meyer Zoysia sod is available for sale and installation.
Meyer Zoysia has moderate to good shade tolerance but grows best in full sun. Meyer Zoysia can tolerate as little as 5 hours of sun per day. Meyer Zoysia grass does not perform well around the root systems of large trees so is not suitable as an underplanting in these areas. It would be best to plant an ornamental groundcover plant under a large tree.
Though drought tolerant, to maintain a healthy appearance during the hottest months of summer, Meyer Zoysia needs about 1 to 1 1/4 inches of water a week. On sandy soils it often requires more frequent watering, for example, 1/2 inch of water every third day. A light green-grey color and narrowing of leaves indicate that it is time to water.
Hot Weather Tolerance : Excellent
Sun Requirement : 5 hours (Good)
Wear Resistance : Excellent
Injury Recovery : Excellent
Winter Color : Dormant
Mowing Height : 2" - 4"
KENTUCKY 31 FESCUE:
Kentucky 31 Fescue
Tall fescue , a long-lived grass with short underground stems, is presently grown on approximately 5.5 million acres in Kentucky and on approximately 35 million acres in the south central United States. It is a versatile plant used for livestock feed, lawns, turf and conservation purposes, and is adapted for a wide range of soil and climatic conditions.
Ke0ntucky 31 is an economical, low maintenance Tall Fescue variety that is unique for its increased heat tolerance when compared to other fescue varieties. It has a coarse texture and light green color, is easy to establish, and tolerates both wear and drought.