Zoysiagrass

Zoysiagrass spreads by stolons and rhizomes, but it is easier to keep out of flowerbeds than bermudagrass. Zoysiagrass produces a very dense, wear-tolerant lawn that grows well in full sun and light shade. It has stiff leaves that produce a very dense turf, which people often describe as feeling like “walking on a cushion.” Zoysiagrass grows more slowly than bermudagrass, and thus requires less frequent mowing. But because the leaves are stiff, mowing can be difficult unless the mower blades are sharp. The finer-textured zoysiagrasses ideally should be mowed with a reel mower, whereas the coarser-textured zoysiagrasses can be mowed with a rotary mower. Zoysiagrass is very drought resistant. It rarely needs irrigation to survive in North Carolina.

Growers

Cape Fear Turf Farm, Inc.

Garrtis (Pistol) McLean
1845 South Elwell Ferry Rd.
Council 28434

Phone:
Fax: (910)669-3084

http://www.capefearturffarm.com

Zoysiagrass: Jamur

St. Augustinegrass:

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419™

Centipedegrass:

Carolina Turf Farms, Inc.

Scott Benton
1495 St. Pauls Rd
Raeford 28376

Phone:
Fax: (910)875-6143

http://www.CarolinaTurfFarms.com

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Latitude 36, NorthBridge, Tifway 419, Discovery

St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh, Sapphire™

Zoysiagrass: Atlantic, Empire™, Meyer, Geo

DMG Turf, Inc.

Clay Gardner
997 Matthews Mill Pd. Road
Angier 27501

Phone:
Fax: (919)639-6312

http://www.dmgturf.com

Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, Tifgrand

Centipedegrass: Common

Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Duplin Sod Farm

Barry Evans
394 East Wards Bridge Road
Kenansville 28349

Phone:
Fax: (910)296-0690

http://www.duplinsod.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419™

Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Centipedegrass: Common

Essick Sod Farm

Dale or Libby Essick
3026 Abbotts Creek Church Road
Kernersville 27284-8551

Phone:
Fax: (336)887-0783

Tall Fescue: Falcon IV

Zoysiagrass: Zenith™

Bluegrass: Thermal Blue

Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: Falcon IV Thermal Blue Mix

Jackson Turf Farm

William Alan Jackson
3951 North Mitchell Ford Road
Clarkton 28433

Phone:
Fax: (910)648-2078

http://www.jacksonturffarm.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, Princess 77

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Mercedes

Zoysiagrass: Zenith™

Mackilwean Turf Farms

Kenney McIlwean
1004 Washington Post Rd.
New Bern 28562

Phone:
Fax: (252)636-1965

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Cavalier

Neuse River Turf

Christopher Ryan Jones
4406 Don Lee Road
Arapahoe 28510

Phone:
Fax: (252)249-1234

http://www.neuseriverturf.com

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Compadre, El Toro

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Oakland Plantation Turf Farm, Inc.

John Williams
120 Bermuda Drive
Council 28434

Phone:
Fax: (910)669-2993

http://www.ncturfgrass.com

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Tifsport, Tifway 419, GN-1

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Empire™, Zorro

Piedmont Turf Farm Inc

David McCart
1890 HW Farm Road
Maiden 28650

Phone:
Fax: (828)428-2093

http://www.piedmontturf.com

Tall Fescue: Premium Sod

Bermudagrass: T-10, Tifway 419

Zoysiagrass: Zeon

Bluegrass: Low Mow Blend

Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: JDL Select

Sandhill Turf, Inc.

Mark Harris
P.O. Box 819
Eagle Springs 27242

Phone:
Fax: (910) 673-7810

http://www.SandhillTurf.com

Bentgrass: A-1, A-4

Bermudagrass: Champion, Tifsport, TifTuf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: JDL Select

Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Zeon

Sandy Plain Sod LLC

Paul Smith
521 Sumner Road
Pink Hill 28572

Phone:
Fax: (910) 298-5718

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

Zoysiagrass: El Toro

Snowhill Turf Farm

Frank Snow
1004 Cedar Creek Rd
Fayetteville 28312

Phone:
Fax: (910) 486-9125

http://snowlandscapinglawncare.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common, Tifblair

Zoysiagrass: Emerald

Sodco Turf Producers

Matthew Parrish
8625 Mt. Pleasant Church. Rd.
Willow Spring 27592

Phone:
Fax: (919)552-5944

http://www.sodco.com

Tall Fescue: Confederate

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419™

Centipedegrass: Common

Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Bluegrass: Endeavor II

Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: Triple Threat-Coronado TDH, Tarnation GT, Right Kentucky Bluegrass 5%

Super Sod

Brad Hubinek
1225 Farmers Market Drive
Raleigh 27603

Phone:
Fax: (919)836-0493

http://www.supersod.com

Bermudagrass: Tifgrand, TifTuf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common, Tifblair

Tall Fescue: Super Sod Elite

Zoysiagrass: Emerald, Zenith™, Leisure Time

Tidewater Turfgrass Farm LLC

Harold Henriksen
P.O. Box 973
MOREHEAD CITY 28557

Phone:
Fax:

http://www.tidewaterturfgrass.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Compadre

Tri-State Turf, Inc.

Celia Richards
P.O Box 527
Newton Grove 28366

Phone:
Fax: (910)567-2928

http://www.tri-stateturf.com

Bermudagrass: T-10, Tifgrand, TifTuf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: JDL Select

Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Zeon

Vandemark Farms

Dean Vandermark
9390 NC Hwy 33
Whitakers 27891

Phone:
Fax: (252) 437-0228

http://www.vandemarkfarms.com

Bermudagrass: TifTuf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus

Zoysiagrass: Compadre