Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Paspalum Turf Installation & Maintenance: Municipal Park

Paspalum is a warm season turf grass that is durable, with low watering requirements and "self-healing" properties.It has been used traditionally for golf courses, but now is gaining a more prominent place in the turf grass industry.Steven Smith Landscape installed (and also currently maintains) one of the first largest paspalum turf projects in San Diego County, at Shadow Hill Park in Santee (pictured). We used SeaDwarf Paspalum with optimum mowing height at 1/2" to 3/4", a fine texture and excellent drought resistance.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Plant of the Month: April 2011

The Red Carpet Rose, a member of the genus Rosa is a groundcover variety, with showy flowers attractive to butterflies.

Fast growing to 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide with dark green foliage and red blooms, spring through fall. Easy care, water wise and disease resistant and useful as a border, container, mass planting and erosion control. Likes full sun and moist but not soggy surface soil.