Caption: Hampton Hall Golf Course – Bunker Surround
Dark green in color, Palisades Zoysia is a vegetative-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 ½″ for use on golf course fairways, especially where water availability is of concern.
A patented variety, unauthorized propagation is prohibited.
New Life Turf is a licensed producer of Diamond Zoysia in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.
Palisades is distinguished from other zoysiagrasses 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.
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.
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