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Old 04-16-2013, 11:44 PM
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I have it right now and it didn't last. Plus I hate the feeling of Palmetto St. Aug
So palmetto wouldn't work, but zoysia will? I have a hard time believing that. I don't know much about el toro, but I can tell you a mostly shaded yard gets palmetto here.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:06 AM
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Check out this: http://www.modernturf.com/index.html
They're just outside Columbia in Rembert, SC
They have Zorro which may/maynot be close to the El-Toro. Also, Supersod may carry it in Orangeburg.

That St.Augustine just needs the proper care to be full and flush but if you don't like the texture, the another type may fit you better. Zoysia is a beautiful grass.
Zorro sure does test high, i wish there was a side by side comparison between El Toro and Zorro for shade performance. I just know that El Toro work's in the shade but it look's like it might be hard to find. I think that if you can't find El Toro then Zorro might be the grass for you.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:39 PM
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The grass grows right now but does not spread. Here is what im working with. The backyard does get a few hours of sun a day.





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Old 04-17-2013, 09:20 PM
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I live on the coast of SC (couple blocks from beach) and installed Jambur Zoysia a few years ago. My four dogs and mostly shade have not killed it yet. I had NO luck with centipede or St Augustine.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:42 PM
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I live on the coast of SC (couple blocks from beach) and installed Jambur Zoysia a few years ago. My four dogs and mostly shade have not killed it yet. I had NO luck with centipede or St Augustine.
How is the jambur zoysia growing in the shade? Do you have any pictures of it? Where did you get it?
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:04 PM
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Purchased at the local Lesco/John Deere in Murrells Inlet. My yard is 70% shade. Do a goggle search and you'll find lots info about it. from your pics it looks like your soil needs some serious rotor tilling and amendments.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:20 PM
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Purchased at the local Lesco/John Deere in Murrells Inlet. My yard is 70% shade. Do a goggle search and you'll find lots info about it. from your pics it looks like your soil needs some serious rotor tilling and amendments.
Thats what I was planning to do. Spray the grass down and rake it up when its dead, rotor till it, then what should I add to the soil before putting the sod down? Also, will I have to worry about hitting irrigation lines with the rotor tiller as long as I mark the sprinkler heads?
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:50 PM
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Wow, you need to aerate the heck out of that. Palmetto would grow just fine right there.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:25 PM
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Wow, you need to aerate the heck out of that. Palmetto would grow just fine right there.
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How much does it cost to rent a plug aerator?
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:47 AM
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DO NOT till in prep for sod. It will be very bumpy for years to come. Just aerate and spread some compost, grade by hand.
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