Toccoa Green®

Its very dense and delicate texture make it the perfect “golf-course” grass.

CHARACTERISTICS

Toccoa Green® ('BA-305' Zoysia)* is a lush, warm season turf species developed by researchers at the University of Florida. Zoysiagrass species are indigenous to the region around the Western Pacific basin and surprisingly underutilized given its ability to withstand warm season temperatures that are characteristic of the southeastern United States. Toccoa Green® was selected for improved agronomic and horticultural traits that include reduced seed head production, fine leaf texture with short and narrow leaves, a dark leaf color, and a fast rate of establishment and ground coverage. With its fine leaf texture, Toccoa Green® is suitable for any turfgrass use that desires luxurious presentation. This zoysia’s intended purpose was for specialized turf applications such as high-end golf courses; on fairways and tees, as well as roughs and collars, on croquet lawns, on exotic microhabitats, and even high end lawns. Homeowners enjoy this variety of sod on their lawn due to its enhanced quality, ease of maintenance, and overall appearance. Defining characteristics for Toccoa Green® are that it proved be drought tolerant and it performed very well in shaded areas.

WATERING

Newly planted Toccoa Green® should be watered daily and soaked thoroughly to a depth of 3 inches for the first two weeks to avoid dry out. Then reduce the amount of water but maintain the daily frequency for the following two weeks or until the lawn is established. Once it is established, watering needs will vary based upon the type of soil present. It is always best to mimic the environment by watering heavily every few days rather than watering lightly every day. For sandier soils, ¾ of an inch per watering will completely saturate the soil and everything else will simply percolate through. For heavier clay soils, you can water up to 2 inches at a time before saturation is reached. For this reason, heavier soils should be watered heavily but less frequently (every 3-4 days) and sandy soils will need less water but more frequency (every 2-3 days). Once it is established, watering should be reduced to every other day providing 1½  to 2 inches of water a week. Established Toccoa Green® is considered to be a drought tolerant grass. However, as part of its defense, it tends to show drought stress earlier than many other varieties of grass. The blades will curl and being to lose color as it goes into self-preservation mode. Therefore, if you want the beautiful and lush green lawn, frequent irrigation will be required.

MOWING

Mowing An established Toccoa Green® lawn should be mowed every week during the growing season with optimum mowing height of ½  – 1½ inches.

 

*U.S. Plant Patent No. PP18,415, Propagation Prohibited

Toccoa Green®

COLOR

Beautiful deep green

TEXTURE

Fine Leaf Texture

SOILS

It tolerates a relatively wide range of soil types but it is best suited to well drained fertile soils.

pH TOLERANCE

Toccoa Green® has fair pH Tolerance.

WEAR TOLERANCE

Toccoa Green® has excellent recuperative properties and can tolerate high foot traffic.

SHADE TOLERANCE

It has good to excellent shade tolerance when compared to other grasses. 

 

*U.S. Plant Patent No. PP18,415, Propagation Prohibited

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    FERTILIZER PROGRAM

    ZOYSIA

    ph BALANCE
    NUTRITION
    ORGANIC SOIL BUILD UP
    WEED CONTROL
    FUNGUS DETERRENT
    INSECT DETERRENT
    ENHANCE TURF COLOR
    JANUARY ANDERSONS0-0-7 WITH BARRICADE (3.6 LBS)X
    MARCH ANDERSONSBLACK GYPSUM DG (3 LBS)XX
    APRIL ANDERSONSDIMENSION .25 G (4.6 LBS) + 15-0-15 50% CRN WITH 5% Fe (5 lbs)XX
    (APRIL-SEPT) ANDERSONSDUOCIDE INSECTICIDEX
    MAY ANDERSONS5-0-31 WITH 10% Fe (3 LBS)XX
    (MAY-SEPT) ANDERSONSPROPHESY .72 G DG PRO (AS NEEDED)X
    JUNE ANDERSONS15-0-15 50% CRN WITH 5% Fe (5 LBS)X
    JULY-AUGUST ANDERSONS5-0-31 WITH 10% Fe (3 LBS)XX
    SEPTEMBER ANDERSONS15-0-15 50% CRN WITH 5% Fe (5 lbs)X
    OCTOBER ANDERSONS0-0-7 WITH BARRICADE (3.6 LBS)X
    NOVEMBER ANDERSONSDG LIME (AS RECOMMENDED BY SOIL TESTS)X

    * Woerner recommends annual pH testing and adjustment in accordance with soil test recommendations.

    * Any suitable organic based fertilizer may be subsituted for any single scheduled application.

    * Supplemental Iron applications can yield deep green color.

    * Routine scheduled application of insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides are recommended to aid in the prevention of weeds, insects and disease.

    * Product combinations of fertilizer and weed control may be utilized but Woerner recommends separate applications to target specific issues as they occur.

    * Chinch Bugs are typically active during the months June thru Sept. Monitor and apply appropriate pesticide as lable recommends.

    * Application of pesticides are indicated during summer months as these months are when pest issues are most likely to be exposed. These applications may or may not be necessary depending on individual situations.