Who We Are
Turfection was built by our family, fifth-generation farmers who take pride in being a resource for the San Antonio community. Over the years, we have grown a variety of crops and even raised cattle, but our true love is producing the very grass under our feet. It pleases our family to know that something we grow will provide many years of joy to families, pet owners and homeowners in general who want a beautiful landscape that can be used and 'lived on' every day.
Celebration® Bermudagrass is a deep blue-green turf grass that has finished best in numerous university research studies for wear tolerance and recovery, drought resistance and tolerance, and bermudagrass shade tolerance. Found in professional and college sports venues, golf courses and home lawns, Celebration Bermudagrass is currently being used throughout the southern United States and around the world.
Palisades is a medium to coarse textured zoysiagrass known for its drought tolerance. It is a highly dense turf that is used oftentimes for home lawns. One main reason Palisades Zoysia is used for homes is because of its low maintenance requirements. Because of its quick establishment rate and recuperative ability it is very wear tolerant and can be used in even some of the more trafficked home lawns.
You should use a starter fertilizer that is low in Nitrogen and higher in Phosphorus and Potassium. This “transplant friendly” regimen will help reduce the shock and minimize disease.
Insecticide and broad-spectrum fungicides are fine to put down on newly installed grass. Wait on any herbicide applications until the grass is rooted in or established. Putting down herbicide before establishment can be harmful to the grass.
Mow within 10 days of installation and bag clippings for the first few mowings. New installations are often uneven, and care should be taken not to “scalp” any high spots.
An established lawn needs approximately 1 inch of water per week, either from natural rainfall or irrigation. In shady areas it will not need as much water. However, for soils with heavy sand content, it’s possible that the grass will need more than 1 inch per week because the soil won’t hold enough moisture.
No grass is immune to the effects of pet urine. Some varieties will recover from damage faster than others. There are supplements on the market now that can be added to your pet’s food to help neutralize the high pH levels in urine that can damage grass. However, we haven’t tried these and aren’t sure of their effectiveness. They make a wide variety of different varieties that you can find at your local pet store or online.