Hampton Hall Golf Course – Bunker Surround

About Palisades

Dark green in color, Palisades Zoysia is a vegetatively produced, medium to coarse-textured, high density turf noted for its shade tolerance and low water use requirements.  Developed by Texas A&M University to withstand drought, Palisades has proven itself to be an excellent choice for low-maintenance landscapes.  With its low light requirements, it has also proven useful when addressing shady areas in the landscape.

Its upright growth allows for mowing heights from 3″ down to 1/2″ for use on golf course fairways especially where water availability is of concern.

Applications

  • Home lawns
  • Golf fairways and roughs
  • Sports fields
  • Industrial parks
  • Highway medians
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General Characteristics

  • Dark green in color
  • Good fall color retention
  • Medium broad texture
  • Stolons and rhizomes
  • Low water use
  • Shade tolerant
  • Cold hardy
  • Excellent drought and heat tolerance
  • Good to excellent salt tolerance
  • Thrives in a variety of soil profiles found throughout the Carolinas and Georgia
  • Aggressive establishment and rapid re-growth
  • Few seed heads, must be vegetatively propagated
  • Low thatching tendency
  • Vertical growth allows for mowing heights from 3″ down to 1/2″

Specifications

  • Palisades is distinguished from other zoysia grasses by its aggressive regrowth by rhizomes and stolons, medium-coarse texture, and good winter hardiness, tolerance to low mowing, good to excellent shade tolerance, and low water use requirement.
  • The harvest cycle of Palisades can approach 6-8 months, in contrast to the industry standard “Meyer” which averages 15-24 months.
  • It has reasonably good salt tolerance. Its area of adaptation extends northward to Central Kansas based on NTEP trials.
  • Palisades has tested resistant to Pythium and moderately resistant to Rhizoctonia blight. It is moderately resistant to tropical sod webworm, tawny-mole cricket and zoysia mite, but has tested susceptible to the fall armyworm.
  • It is tolerant to low mow conditions and initiates spring growth earlier in the season.
  • Palisades will perform well for fairways and roughs of golf courses as well as home lawns and commercial sites.

New Life Turf is a licensed producer of Diamond Zoysia in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

A patented variety, unauthorized propagation is prohibited.

Establishment and Maintenance

Palisades can be established as sprigs, plugs or as solid sod and will require 3-4 pounds of nitrogen per 1000 square feet per year for a highly maintained turf to a more modest 1.5-3 pounds for a high quality, low maintenance turf.

Irrigation

  • Palisades is classified as having low irrigation needs, requiring 1-2 deep irrigations per month during dry periods. Higher irrigation frequency will provide excellent quality turf, but may also demand additional fertilization.
  • Palisades is classified as having low irrigation needs, requiring 1-2 deep irrigations per month during dry periods. Higher irrigation frequency will provide excellent quality turf, but may also demand additional fertilization.
  • Irrigation water should be supplied providing for deep penetration with infrequent application to maximize plant performance and nutrient efficiency.

Mowing

  • When maintained as a golf course fairway or sports field, Palisades will require two weekly mowings with a reel mower at heights ranging from 1/2″ to 7/8″.
  • When utilized for home lawns, the rotary mower will provide quality turf with weekly mowings.

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Palisades Zoysia lining the bunkers at
Austin Golf Course, Austin, TX.
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