'Captiva' was released by the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station in 2007. It has dark green, short, narrow leaf blades and reduced vertical leaf extension, making it a slower-growing cultivar. It exhibits improved tolerance to chinch bugs than other commercially available cultivars. It is somewhat susceptible to diseases such as large (brown) patch, particularly if it receives excess fertilizer or irrigation. Captiva is an excellent choice for homeowners that want a finer texture St. Augustine yard.
SEVILLE is a semidwarf, fine-leaved variety with a dark green color and low growth habit. It is susceptible to chinch bug and webworm damage. Seville performs well in both shade and full sun; however, it is cold sensitive. Being a a semidwarf variety, Seville’s maintenance is different than that of taller-growing varieties.
The most important step to prepare your EMPIRE Zoysia for the winter is to Fertilize. We recommend that you call your local supplier to find out which fertilizer to use or give us a call if you have any questions.
Honey Bill Bugs are a problem for EMPRIE Zoysia and we recommend putting down an insecticide even if you haven't had a problem with Honey Bill Bugs in the past.
Large Patch is one of the most common (circular patterns of brown or dead grass) problems that come with EMPIRE Zoysia. We recommend that you put a fungicide down to help prevent this and other problems from occurring in the cooler months.
With cooler temperatures, summer weeds will start to fade off but winter weeds will begin to show. We recommend putting down a Herbicide for winter weeds. If you haven't had this problem in the past, you do not have to worry about putting down a herbicide or fungicide.
Cooler temperatures means a higher mowing height (set your lawn mower 1 notch higher than normal) and less watering. Adjust your sprinklers to water less throughout the cooler months.
Fall is in the air and it is time to winterize your St. Augustine Grass. The most important step for you to do is fertilize your lawn. Check with your local professional for which fertilizer to use or give us a call. Below are steps for you to follow to get your lawn ready for winter. You can skip steps 2 & 3 if you have not had the problems in the past / present.
Follow these steps and your lawn will be ready to go come Spring.
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