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First North Carolina Community to Exclusively Feature TifTuf Bermudagrass

The ReAlta community in Charlotte is the first in the state of North Carolina to exclusively require TifTuf Bermudagrass to be installed at all homesites. The fully solar community in the city was distinctly designed to save both the environment and homeowners’ money. “ will have the satisfaction of knowing that they’re doing something […]

January 23rd, 2018|Categories: TifTuf bermuda|

TifTuf Delights Homeowners in Australia

According to Nick Daley of Daleys Turf, a sod grower in Bells Creek, Queensland (near the east coast of Australia), TifTuf Bermudagrass has exceeded his — and his clients’ — expectations. Although the grower has offered TifTuf for only a few months, he says homeowners are really excited about TifTuf softness underfoot, in addition to […]

November 30th, 2017|Categories: TifTuf bermuda|

Carolina Panthers’ Coach Not a Fan of Artificial Turf

As reported in yesterday’s online edition of the Charlotte News Observer, the coach of the Carolina Panthers, Ron Rivera, prefers natural turfgrass to artificial turf. He indicated that the artificial turf at MetLife Stadium may have been at least partially to blame for some of his players’ foot injuries in last week’s game against the […]

November 30th, 2017|Categories: General|

Buy Only Certified Sod!

Choosing certified sod is the only way you can be certain that the variety you receive is exactly what you purchased. All sod is required to have a state “Department of Agriculture” tag, which means only that the sod is free of fire ants. However, this tag does not qualify the sod as a certified […]

October 31st, 2017|Categories: General|

Do You Know These Basics of Lawn Aeration?

Like most living things, plant roots — including those of turfgrass — need air, water and nutrients. Unfortunately, traffic on the grass — from feet and vehicle/equipment tires, even from lawn mowers — can compact the soil, squeezing out the spaces between soil particles and preventing the vital movement of air, water and nutrients down […]

October 27th, 2017|Categories: General|

Take a Hole-by-Hole Tour of Bluejack National!

This past March, veteran golfer Andy Johnson (with The Fried Egg) posted a lengthy review of his recent trip to BlueJack National, Tiger Woods’ first American-designed golf course, located just outside Houston, TX. Johnson not only describes each hole in detail, with insider advice, but he also posts several photos of each gorgeously manicured hole. […]

May 31st, 2017|Categories: L1F Zoysia, Zeon Zoysia|

Turfgrass Breeding Efforts Often Rely on Intellectual Property Protection

The breeding and development of improved turfgrass varieties is a time-consuming and complex process. As Terry Hollifield, executive director of the Georgia Crop Improvement Association, points out on the front page of the association’s Spring 2017 newsletter, “Since the passage of the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) in 1970 and revised in 1994 and the […]

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: General|

Atlanta Home Magazine Features TifTuf Bermudagrass

The March/April 2017 issue of My Home Improvement magazine, published for homeowners in Atlanta, Georgia, featured a three-page article on TifTuf Bermudagrass, calling it “the perfect grass for your yard.” The article extolled TifTuf’s extraordinary drought tolerance and listed several additional attributes, including its good performance in shade, its early spring greenup and its excellent […]

April 24th, 2017|Categories: TifTuf bermuda|

What to Do Now for Your Spring Lawn

Ready to get started in prepping your lawn for the summer months ahead? Below are a few tips to keep it healthy and lush as the weather warms up.

Mow a bermudagrass or zoysiagrass lawn when it first turns green, with a rotary mower set as low as possible without scalping. Mow before the grass […]

April 11th, 2017|Categories: General|

Zeon and L1F Help Take Bluejack National to #1!

It’s official — Bluejack National, Tiger Woods’ first American-designed golf course, located just outside Houston, TX, has been named the #1 Best New Private Course (for 2016) by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine! On all surfaces except for the putting greens, the course is planted with two varieties of zoysiagrass — Zeon Zoysia on […]

March 29th, 2017|Categories: L1F Zoysia, Zeon Zoysia|