Kurapia Sod

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Kurapia Ground Cover Sod Delivery

Please enjoy our literature below, currently, we are asking 3-4 days advance notice for  Kurapia ground cover sod deliveries. March is the perfect time to lay kurapia because the temperatures are warm enough to speed up rooting!

Kurapia Sod Video

We have a Kurapia ground cover youtube video! Check out Sod and Seed, Inc.'s Kurapia ground cover Stress Testing Video! Click the link below:

Sod and Seed Inc. tested kurapia ground cover for over three years. Kurapia ground cover was tested in-house with constant stress-testing the kurapia sod and installing the kurapia in very hard-to-grow conditions. The Proper fertilizing and watering of kurapia sod that was tested resulted in complete repair with proper lighting. For a full description of Kurapia sod, please refer to our blog, "Everything You Need to Know About Kurapia!" at the link below: https://www.lawndelivery.com/blogs/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-kurapia-sod

Kurapia Sod Information

Kurapia sod is a newly developed ground cover for residential and commercial lawns. Kurapia ground cover has many added benefits such as seasonal flowering for improved aesthetics and bio-diversification, low-maintenance perks such as never needing to be mowed (yes, we said never), and environmental benefits such as requiring significantly less watering than traditional grass. Kurapia sod was developed from the native Lippia nodiflora species (syn. Phyla nodiflora) that we find today in California and many other states. Kurapia belongs to the Verbena family and is a patented perennial plant (stays green year-round) developed in Japan by Dr. H. Kuramochi. Kurapia sod or kurapia ground cover is sterile (kurapia ground cover cannot produce seed), and unlike the native phyla nodiflora species, it is non-invasive. Kurapia sod is a live flowering plant with dense growth low to the ground, giving it an uncanny resemblance to grass. Kurapia sod can guarantee you less work, less watering, and less stress while providing many benefits to your property and the environment. Kurapia sod is equally suited for both residential and commercial applications. The cherry on top? Kurapia grass blooms small white flowers between October and May, making a beautifully diverse and versatile ground cover. With Kurapia, you get the best of both worlds. Kurapia will be an aesthetic and beautiful ground cover without compromising environmental benefits and sustainable practices. California's newest ground cover is kurapia sod and one of the oldest. Kurapia sod, before becoming kurapia, was a native lippia to California. The lippia became a hybrid when the plant was mixed and found to be sterile. Kurapia sod now allows a more stable growth slower growth patterns with less downtime in cold weather without it spreading by seed. Kurapia sod is instant gratification a lawn the same day it is delivered vs. traditional plugs. When searching where to buy kurapia near me think Sod and Seed

Kurapia Sod Drought Tolerance, Water Conservation, and Environmental Benefits

Kurapia sod is drought tolerant and can tolerate some shade and foot traffic. Kurapia sod needs up to 60% less water than cool-season turfgrasses. Watering will be higher during its establishment period, but once it has rooted, it can be watered as little as 1-2 times per week based on its conditions. Its deep rooting system improves drought tolerance and, in turn, provides water-saving. Other factors impact watering recommendations, such as the watering system (sprinkler system vs. hand watering) along with water pressure at each site. 

Kurapia Sod is Low Maintenance

It's true; Kurapia never has to be mowed! Some choose to use a lawnmower based on personal preferences for appearance, but it is unnecessary to cut Kurapia like traditional grass. Others decide to mow Kurapia sod to avoid the seasonal flowering twice a year. On average, Kurapia sod grows 1" - 3" depending on climate, conditions it is exposed to, and the care it receives. Kurapia sod is naturally low-growing and does not require mowing if you desire a natural ground cover look. Our first kurapia sod job was tested without any prepared soil and viewed online!

Kurapia Sod Soil Stabilization Features

Kurapia's dense and sturdy structure also gives it excellent soil stabilization, aiding soil erosion, providing strong weed suppression, excellent tolerance of a wide range of soil types, pH levels, and salinity. If using kurapia sod on a steep angle, begin at the bottom and work laterally up. Lawn staples may also be used for extreme inclines where kurapia sod is the groundcover of choice.

Kurapia Sod with Pest and Weed Control

Pest and weed control is one more thing you don't have to worry about with Kurapia. Diseases rarely plague Kurapia as it is sterile, and its strong rooting system supports its ability to fight off weeds and pests. Its dense growth also supports its ability to resist weeds and pests. You may do weed control by hand removal or with a hoe or cultivator for well-managed planting areas. 

Additional considerations about Kurapia Sod

It is also noted that Kurapia in sod form and installed in grass roll form is less susceptible to the installation of Kurapia plugs. For obvious reasons, during its establishment period and rooting, Kurapia in sod form is open to weeds invading it while still establishing. When plugs are used, there is ample space for weeds to grow amidst the Kurapia before it has had a chance to spread itself evenly and use its density to fight off weeds. Therefore, we currently do not provide kurapia plugs and only in sod form. If you are interested in kurapia plugs, please get in touch with us directly. We may have a lippia ground cover alternative native to California as well!

Our Sod and Seed Starter Fertilizer is always recommended when sodding/seeding a lawn. You can shop our Starter Fertilizer at the link below or add it to your cart at check out. This start fertilizer has been tested on kurapia ground cover and is also approved as a starter for kurapia sod and kurapia plugs.


Kurapia Ground Cover Seeds

Kurapia ground cover does not have active seeds. I know it's a strange concept, that kurapia seeds do not produce kurapia plants, so we can explain it in comparison. kurapia ground cover is like a mule in the sense the mixture of plants used to create the plant does not produce viable seed, so the kurapia ground cover does flower. While Kurapia is a great pollinator kurapia ground cover flowers can not reproduce with seed. Kurapia sod is created through clones or plugs saving you time and watering and weeding, while kurapia sod may produce kurapia seed pods again the kurapia seeds will not germinate. Sterilizing kurapia seeds make the plant much less invasive and easier to maintain as a lawn.

Alternative to Kurapia Seeds

A great alternative to kurapia seeds is another lippia called Phyla Nodiflora, this ground cover unlike kurapia can be started in seed form. We are currently testing different Phyla seeds and should have our seed varieties available by spring. When sourcing Lippia seed always look at the full name if it says kurapia seeds you know that it is not in fact kurapia seeds but rather a native version instead.



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