Platinum TE Paspalum
(AVAILABLE IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY, ORANGE COUNTY, RIVERSIDE COUNTY,
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, EAST AND SOUTH LA COUNTY AND LOW DESERT)
* NOT AVAILABLE IN WEST LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND VENTURA COUNTY
* NOT AVAILABLE IN HIGH DESERT AREA
Paspalum is a full sun grass and "SHOULD NOT BE USED IN SHADE"
Platinum Paspalum TE has a shorter dormancy period than most Bermuda Grasses. It can transition up to a month quicker than some Bermudas. Paspalum will handle hard frosts better than the Bermuda grass and maintain some color throughout the winter period. Paspalum is a full sun grass and should not be used in shade.
Leaf texture on Platinum has a waxy-wet look shine to the leaf blade on one side and has more of an upright growth pattern. The blade can be maintained at heights of ½" to 2" but is most successful around 1 ¼".
The fertilizer and water requirements have made it a very popular grass, as it seems to dislike nitrogen and thrives on organic materials such as Milorganite. The watering schedule can be very different than other Bermuda grass in that it seems to tolerate stress better than Bermuda grass on a 3-4 day watering schedule. Organic type fertilizers maybe used to help keep water bills down.
Platinum TE is very prone to scalping with excessive water and fertilizer so it is best kept to a minimum. It will thrive in soggy soil with a wide range of pH from slightly acidic to extremely alkaline. It will tolerate salty soils, and does well with saline water, or recycled water. Platinum TE is drought tolerant. It has a very deep root system that allows it to hold moisture for longer periods of time than many other turf grasses. In the right conditions, it can go for several days without irrigation. Deep infrequent irrigation are best during the growing season.
Wear and traffic tolerance has proven to be excellent with Platinum TE. Pet damage recovers quickly due to the density of the grass and aggressive spreading of stolons.
Platinum TE overseeds and transitions well. It does not seem to have as much problem with the Ryegrass competition as the Bermuda grass can. Platinum TE might tend to get a bit thatchy, so like Bermuda, it is best to do 2 light verticuts during the growing season, or 1 during the season, and 1 before overseeding, should you decide to overseed.
Minimum order of 500 sq. ft'
DELIVERY: "PLEASE ALLOW 3-5 DAYS FOR DELIVERY"
500-1000 sq. ft' - $75.00 Delivery Fee (included in price below)
1000 sq. ft' plus - Free Delivery (price below reflects free delivery)
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Drought Tolerance 9
Disease Resistance 9
Wear Resistance 9
Shade Tolerance 7
Winter Color 7
Heat Tolerance 9