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Sponge Grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 6'7 330, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    Has anyone ever heard of this variety of grass type ? Does some intelligent landscaper, or lawn care operator have an idea what sponge grass is? Any educated replies or guesses?
  2. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    I would assume (but I could easily be wrong) he's talking about Bermuda. That stuff can get so thick, it does feel like a sponge when walked on! Nightmare!
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    I believe it is more a turf condition than a type of turf. Some lawns down here that i mow have such a thick deep root base that my boots sink down 1/2 way in the crap. It is a complete PITA to mow and if you ever scalp an area then you see nothing but stolons for a good 3 to 4 inches, no dirt no grass.
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    I forget where you are located... but probably a warm season grass that will live in your area.

    My guess is going to be Zoysia
  5. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 708

    Here in pa. we use it to wash our trucks .

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