El Toro Zoysia
El Toro sod is the most drought tolerant Zoysia variety and also tolerates shade well. It is easy to maintain with a rotary mower and requires less nitrogen than other grasses. El Toro’s dark green color and density provide a high quality turf, perfect for residential and commercial installations.
Medium leaf blade; dark green color in growing season, warm brown in dormancy; good fall color retention
Medium; higher than any other Zoysia
- Excellent drought resistance
- High traffic tolerance
- Low fertility requirements
- Low mowing frequency
- Full sun to partial shade
- Cold hardy
- pH 6.0–7.0
- Golf — Fairways, tees and roughs
- Landscape — Home lawns, commercial properties
Once established, El Toro is heat and drought resistant, requiring less water than other Zoysias. Follow general recommendations of 1″ of water from rain or irrigation per week, depending on soil conditions and climate. Visit the resources page to view or click here to download our watering guide for new and established grass.