Make the Shift From Regular Turf to Ecoturf Perennial Peanut
Tired of spending too much time & money to maintain your landscape?
Consider a landscape paradigm shift: Use Florida-friendly Ecoturf to replace your high-maintenance, water-demanding grass!
Ecoturf Sod, LLC was started in early 2009 as a sister company to Haystack Farms, Inc. by William & Jenny Lloyd. They have been growing perennial peanut (ag varieties and ornamentals) since 1986 and were the first commercial producers of Ecoturf perennial peanut. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience in growing and maintaining this product.
"We produce quality sod for a fair price. We know that a solid, premium product, coupled with prompt & friendly customer service will develop sound relationships with our customers. We want our customers, residential or commercial, to succeed! We try to arm them with as much information as possible for them to establish & maintain a successful stand of ornamental perennial peanut sod. When you look good, we look good! We know that satisfied customers become loyal customers. And with this cutting edge product, education is key."
Ecoturf Perennial Peanut FAQs
Because of it's slow growing factor (affording the end-user less maintenance), it requires about four years to establish a field before it has enough root system to support a sod-cutting operation. After the first cut, it is usually 2-3 years before sod can be cut again. As mentioned above, the investment is re-cooped in about 3 years & then interest is earned.
A herbicide application in the spring for your annual winter weeds, mowing 2-3 times per year for an "even" look (optional), an occasional watering in extreme bouts of dry weather (optional). Translation: HUGE savings in money & time!
The optimum time for moving this sod is March thru June, but it can be moved as late as August or September in most Floridian locations. We recommend timing the installation at least 90 days prior to cold weather/frost to aid in root establishment. Transplanting during the deep winter may reduce the grow-back establishment rate in the spring. In the latter part of the year, typically a good rule of thumb is to have it in the ground about three months prior to an expected frost, if applicable.
There is no "die-out" of Ecoturf. Research has continued since early 1930s when this plant was brought from Brazil. To date, no "die-out". Ecoturf will frost over if cold enough temps in the winter, but because of the densely thick & hardy perennial root system, it will prosper every year.
Ecoturf (rhizomous variety) should not be confused with the Golden Glory variety. To our knowledge Golden Glory is the only stoloniferous variety in the mainland US, brought over from Hawaii, & has had little study or research by IFAS or the Research Station in Brooksville. Golden Glory is classified as a variety of perennial peanut, but it grows fast; it is only sold by containers, fills in fast because it runs across the top of the ground, and gets "viney". Because it is stoloniferous, it's less hardy, handles less foot traffic, is not sold by sod (no root mass), and can be invasive. Be specific when checking around. Golden Glory works well in applications that are more shaded, wet & contained areas (because it needs more water & is a fast grower). Ecoturf needs full-sun & well-drained soil. Ecoturf is a very slow-grower, which is why the maintenance is so low. Ecoturf is very hardy and comes back each spring because of it’s thick root system; Golden Glory has shallow roots and has more die-back. Learn more about the Rhizoma Perennial Peanut (Arachis glabrata) – The Perennial Peanut for Urban Conservation in Florida here.
Ecoturf ornamental perennial peanut is a rhizome-based plant and does best in full sun areas (minimum of six hours of direct sunlight per day) and well-drained soil. It can be used as a “grass replacement” in yards, in medians, roadsides, parking lot islands, golf courses, and more, anywhere that you find full-sun.
- Tolerates traffic & salt-spray
- Florida-friendly plant
- Aesthetically Attractive