ElitePlus™

A cool-season, drought-tolerant turfgrass

Our most popular cool-season turfgrass is a blend of improved fescue and bluegrass which has year-round dark green color. The “Plus” is that it will gradually repair minor damage over time without the need for reseeding. It has a medium leaf blade, disease resistance, partial shade tolerance and a deep root system for drought tolerance. It is easy to care for and adapts well to the varied climates and soils of the West.

General Rating

  • Drought Tolerance
  • Disease Resistance
  • Wear Resistance
  • Shade Tolerance
  • Winter Color
  • Heat Tolerance

These ratings give a general guideline to assist you in choosing the right sod for your needs. For in-depth questions, please contact the farm nearest you (phone numbers shown below).

Available at these farms

Moreno Valley, CA
Fresno, CA
Stockton, CA
Palmdale, CA

Maintenance Guide

For the first 20 days, water as needed to keep the topsoil moist to a 3-inch depth. After 20 days, water three or more times a week during warm weather. In cooler weather, water once or twice a week. Sandy soil requires more frequent watering than clay soil. Inland areas require more water than coastal areas. Special attention should be paid to slopes and mounds where runoff occurs. More frequent, shorter watering may be necessary.

Fertilize 7 days after installation and in six to eight week intervals, depending on your lawn’s color. Light green is an indication that your lawn needs fertilizer. Use an all-purpose fertilizer, and follow label directions. Applying a fertilizer with Nitrogen in the heat of summer will increase the potential for disease. Instead, apply a fertilizer consisting primarily of Iron at four to eight week intervals during the summer.

Mow seven days after installation. Mow to a height of 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches. Weekly mowing recommended except in cold weather, when mowing may be less frequent. Never mow more than one third of the blade at one time; it may injure the plant.

A-G Elite Plus is highly resistant to common disease problems. The appearance of brown spots may be a result of a watering problem. If brown spots remain after adjusting your watering routine, a disease may be present. Consult your local garden center as soon as possible.

After your new sod has been established at least four weeks, you may begin pesticide application for insect control, if necessary. Because pest and weed conditions vary from area to area, it is best to follow the recommendations of your local garden center or the extension specialist for your area.

Technical Data

 Technical Data

 Common Name

A-G Elite Plus

 Species

Dwarf Tall Fescue/Bluegrass Blend

 Growth Rate

Summer 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches per week
Winter 1/4 to 3/4 inches per week

 Root Depth

2 to 4 feet, depending upon soil type and watering patterns.

 Adaptability

 Soils Range

Fair tolerance to saline soil conditions.
Amendments are recommended for heavy clay soils to promote drainage.

 Temperature Tolerance

10°F. to 110°F.

 ET0

.6 minimum, .8 preferred

 pH Range

5.0 to 8.5, 7.0 optimum

 Shade Tolerance

Prefers full sun, but adapts to 50% shade.

 Geographic Range

(Refer to temperature chart above.)

 Standards and Measures

 Size

5 to 10 sq. ft. per piece, depending upon market

 Big Rolls

200 to 500 sq. ft.

 Soil Thickness

1/2 inch +/- 1/8 inch + top growth

 Weight

2,500 to 3,000 lbs. per pallet

 Seed Rate

10 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.

 Other

100% Weed Free Sod
– Grown from 100% Weed Free seed – 98% purity (2% inert maximum)
– 93% by weight Dwarf Tall Fescue
– 7% by weight Bluegrass
– 90% minimum germination

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Contact the farm nearest you.

Moreno Valley, CA
800-233-5254
Palmdale, CA
800-669-4763
Fresno, CA
888-800-8483
Stockton, CA
800-588-6882
Fort Collins, CO
970-482-6574