Cape Fear Turf Farm Inc.
Over 35 years of Experience in Turfgrass
Introducing the 1st and the Largest producer of Registered and Certified Jamur Zoysia...

Frequently Asked Questions...

Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions...

Q.  How should I water my new lawn?

A.  Newly installed sod should be watered immediately after install.  Your new sod may have not been watered enough if it is starting to turn brown anywhere in the lawn, it is a sign of stress.  Too much water can also cause new sod to turn brown or create fungus.  Sod that is installed in shady areas should not water as much as sod in sunny areas.  Please use your discretion in watering your sod being careful not to overwater or underwater your new lawn.


Q:  How often should I water my lawn?
A:  This depends on temperature and type of soil you have.  


Q:  Can I over water my lawn?
A:  Yes.  Too much water can keep oxygen from getting to roots and cause them to rot.


Q: What is the BEST mowing height for my Jamur Zoysia lawn?

A: We find that it looks BEST when maintained around 1"-1 1/2"


Q.  When is the best time to fertilize my lawn?
A.  Once grass has turned 100% green and has been mowed atleast 3-4 times


Q. What kind of fertilizer should I use on my lawn?

A. CFTF sells its own custom blend fertilizer right here at our farm

Secondary Options include the following:

Spring fertilization:

Zoysia, Bermuda, St. Augustine:  Use a High nitrogen fertilizer for example 29-4-5. This is only an example you may not be able to find these exact numbers but you can find something close at your local feed and seed store or you can purchase directly from CFTF

Centipede:  10-10-10, 10-0-10

Fall fertilization:

Zoysia, Bermuda, St. Augustine Grasses:, 5-15-25, 5-10-30, 10-10-30

Centipede:  10-10-10, 10-0-10

 
Q. What is the latest I can fertilize my lawn?
A. This depends on the type of grass you have.  Centipede:  August 20   Zoysia, Bermuda, and St. Augustine:  September 10

When applying any chemical please use necessary precautions and read ALL directions clearly and carefully! (Cape Fear Turf Farm offers a custom blend of fertilizers for all of its grasses)

 

 

Q.  Why is my Jamur Zoysia not so green?

A.  Different soil types may require more fertilizer than others.  Jamur zoysia should be a dark green color.  If it means fertilizing the lawn 2-3 times that is okay.  It can handle a high nitrogen fertilizer easily.  Please follow package directions carefully.



Q:  What do the fertilizer numbers represent?
A:  The first number represents nitrogen which gives grass its green color.  The second number represents phosphate which gives the plant energy to fight disease, dry weather, and insects. The third number is potash which provides healthy root growth. (Cape Fear Turf Farm offers a custom blend of fertilizers for all of its grasses)
 
Q:  What is the best shade tolerant grass?
A:  We suggest St. Augustine or Jamur Zoysia.  If the area is in complete shade we recommend making the area natural with mulch or pine straw etc...
 
Q:  What is the most drought tolerant grass on the market now?
A:  Jamur Zoysia at this time

Q:  How will sod affect our environment?
A:  Sod cools and cleans the atmosphere by reflecting the sun's heat and absorbing noises, carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants.  It releases valuable oxygen and moisture into the air we breathe.  As it grows, sod silently contributes to a healthier environment. (www.ncsod.org)

Q:  What type of grass should I use?
A:  This is determined by a numerous amount of factors such as traffic, shade, soil type, color, texture and looks desired for your lawn.  
 
Q:  What is warm season grass?
A:  Grass that grows when the temperature is above 65 degrees and turns dormant when the first killing frost comes and comes out of dormancy in early spring when the temperature rises above 65 degrees.
 
Q:  What is overseeded grass?
A:  Grass that has been planted then overseeded with annual or perennial rye seeds in the early fall.
 
Q:  Is sod a good investment?
A:  Yes, it's the only way to go from bare soil to lush, green lawn in just hours.  In the few hours it takes to install your sod your property value increases significantly and even more in aesthetic value while providing meeting the needs of today's fast-paced, demanding lifestyle. (www.ncsod.org)
 
Q:  What does a pallet of sod weigh?
A:  A pallet of sod will vary from 1500-3000 pounds depending on the moisture in the ground.  On average 2000 pounds.
 
Q:  What is the best time to plant grass?
A:  We sell sod year round but the ideal time would  be spring and fall but that is not to say that it will not do well any other time of the year.
 
Q:  What causes moles in my lawn?
A:  Grub worms.  Moles feed on grub worms.  If you get rid of grub worms you get rid of the moles.  To get rid of them we suggest you speak with your local dealer, landscaper, or sod producer.
 
Q:  Why do I have weeds in my lawn?
A:  Grass is thin and needs to be fertilized and thickened.  Mowing height could be to low, cutting into the crown exposing the seeds.
 
Q:  How do I control my weed problem?
A:  Talk to your landscaper, your local dealer, or your sod producer.
 
Q:  How do I prevent weeds and different grasses in my lawn?
A: We suggest using a pre-emerge in the fall or late winter while grass is dormant.  A pre-emerge is a chemical that kills through the roots as the seeds germinate. If grass is green when the pre-emerge is applied it can damage the root system.  Do not apply pre-emerge on newly planted grass it will damage the roots.
 
Q:  How often should I mow my lawn?
A:  This is determined by the type of grass you have and how you often fertilize your lawn.
         



**This information is to be used as a guideline only.  Results may vary depending on several characteristics.  Please follow package directions when applying any chemicals. For further questions please consult with your local county extension office and or landscaper.