Establishment time: zoysia grow-in from stolons

On April 22 I planted some ‘Sena’ manilagrass with the help of staff from the GolfEast company. We were careful to plant at an exact rate, and we documented the grow-in through digital image analysis. The objective of this project was to measure the grow-in time—that is, how many days would it take after planting at this rate to get full grass coverage.

I made this video to show the results.


I expect four things will influence the establishment time for manilagrass, assuming it is planted in full sun.

  • the grass variety

  • the planting rate

  • how the grass is managed after planting (topdressing, irrigation, fertilizer, etc.)

  • the temperature

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