- Most versatile and economical grass for Georgia
- Best performance in hot, dry or tropical climates with excellent heat tolerance
- Fine to medium leaf texture, dark green, dense and low growing
- Highly drought resistant, but also responds to irrigation in dry periods.
- Tolerates heavy traffic well and when injured recovers more rapidly than other grasses.
- Grows well in infertile, water-drained soil – has a very low fertilizer requirement
- Aggressive enough to compete with weeds- Minimal need for chemical weed control.
- Disease and insect problems can easily be controlled by mild chemical application if needed.
- Can go into summer dormancy when irrigation is withheld; upon return of moisture supply, will green up again.
- Warm Season Grass (Goes dormant in winter and turns brown, though roots are still active.)
- Requires FULL sun for most of the day to grow properly - do not use in a shady area.
- During hot or dry periods apply at least 1 inch of water - 4 to 7 days to develop a deep, healthy root system.
- Avoid frequent, shallow watering – this will cause shallow roots, permitting weed germination and growth.
- Fertilize 1 or 2 times a year, spring and fall, with a complete fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate and potassium - apply nitrogen at 1-2 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. per year.
- Apply or have applied pre-emergent (weed preventative) in early spring and fall.