Geo is a dark-green turfgrass with fine-textured leaf blades that grows in a wide variety of soil and climate conditions. Geo performs well in sandy and clay type soils throughout the southern U.S. and has tough runners, rhizomes, and deep roots that provide excellent sod strength, wear ability, and improved drought tolerance. Geo performs well in hot and sandy areas of the southeast U.S. and has proven itself drought tolerant in many challenging applications. Geo has very good shade tolerance and has performed well in field and homeowner site. Its shade tolerance is better than that of most Zoysias and it performs well into the transition zone. Additionally, Geo is highly tolerant of most herbicides making it easier to control weeds during production and for the end user.
Proper watering upon installation is essential to successful establishment
- Water thoroughly upon installation ensuring that both the Geo is wet and the soil is most to a depth of 3", which is approximately 1" of water per day
- In hot weather, water within a few hours of installation to mitigate sever damage or loss due to heat/dehydration stress
- Shaded areas and heavy soils require less water than full-sun areas and sandy soils
- When proper rooting is evident, alter irrigation program accordingly
MOWING: New installations are often uneven and care should be taken not to scalp high spots:
- Mow within 10 days of installation and bag clippings for the first few mowings
- After the first few mowing see post establishment instructions for proper mowing practices
Once your new lawn is rooted follow the chart below.
|Mow when grass is this tall:
|Set cutting height of mower to:
FERTILITY: Use a transplant-friendly regimen that will help reduce shock and minimize disease
- Use a starter fertilizer that is LOW in nitrogen and higher in phosphorous and potassium
- For best results always perform a soil test and fertilize accordingly
More on MOWING: Mowing is a critical and often under appreciated cultural practice:
- Maintain Geo at 1-2" (1" is optimal)
- Heights above 2" will reduce quality
- Can be maintained at heights of 1/2" if regularly mowed with a reel mower
- Rotary mowers are preferred for heights 1" or higher
- Reel mowers are preferred for heights below 1"
- Mow every 5 - 7 days during the active growing season
- Mow every 10-14 days, or as needed, during cooler weather
- Never cut more than 1/3 of the total length of the blade at any one mowing
- If a scheduled mowing is missed and clippings clump on top of the Geo, bag or vacuum clippings to reduce shade-out
- Vertical mowing (vericutting) may be performed to renovate Geo
- In early springs, mow Geo tight, bagging all clippings to remove excessive thatch. This will help the grass to recover from winter dormancy. Don't worry about scalping (removing 1/3" of the leaf blade) at this time, as this is a beneficial maintenance practice for spring green-up and growth.
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