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Emerald Bermuda

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by jca57jd, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. jca57jd

    jca57jd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Hey guys,

    I have a customer looking for emerald bermuda. I cant find any info and I was wondering if any of yall have experience?

  2. wrager

    wrager LawnSite Member
    from ATL
    Messages: 164

  3. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,539

    There's no such thing as emerald bermuda, i'll bet he mean's zoysia.
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Must be emerald zoysia. High maintenance.
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  5. Grasssales2001

    Grasssales2001 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    What do you consider high maintenance? Bermuda maintained below 1" is high maintenance. I've actually heard some good things from sod growers about emerald.
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Fungus, thatch and requires low cutting...probably more so than Bermuda.
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  7. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    He's right. Plan on cutting it weekly.
  8. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,539

    The best thing about emerald zoysia is that it is soft enough to sit on. You can't say that about any other zoysia grass. The second best thing is how much slower growing it is than bermuda. You cut emerald at 1 1/2' and it look's darn good. It can be a little bit more finicky but if you have plenty of sunlight that's no problem. It take's less water, less fertilizer and has a better winter color than bermudagrass. I would take zoysia over bermuda any day.
  9. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    I cut all my lawns weekly..........no other way!

    Yes, it is a high maintenance grass. Yes, disease favorable and yes, thatch prone. All Zoysia grasses is thatch prone and can be disease prone because of it density growing habits.
  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,999

    Emerald zoysia is one of the most durable grasses in my area. Not enough rain to cause many disease problems. But the potential for thatching is there. It is made worse by high mowing or attempting to mow with the right mower that is not set up the right way. If you are mowing Emerald, you want a 7, not a 10 blade reel. You also want a lot of relief ground into the back of each reel blade and the reel needs to be set to contact the bedknife. That method of setting up a reel by grinding the reel flat and adjusting for zero contact only works on bent grass mowed daily. It is not for maintaining zoysia.

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