Where to Plant Zoysia Grass

September 26, 2019 | Grass, posted by Sasha

Avid golf fans may be pretty familiar with Zoysia grass…and not even know it. Commonly found on some of the world’s most famous greens and fairways, this variety holds the ball high for more effortless impact. Yet Zoysia grass should not be confined to the links. Its densely thick and soft turf is perfect for residential lawns and commercial landscapes.

While it may thrive in some locations better than others, it complements every place it is planted. It comes with its own intrinsic advantages for yards and grounds.

Benefits of Zoysia Grass

Zoysia grass brings positive outcomes to any property. For one thing, its heat tolerance is high, and it maintains an attractive green hue throughout droughts and heatwaves. Among other credits:

  • The thickness of Zoysia inhibits the growth of weeds & gives it superior wear resistance.
  • Zoysia is lower-maintenance than other warm-season varieties.
  • It is more disease & pest resistant.
  • It bears up well under close mowing height, e.g., ½ inches high.
  • Most soils accommodate this grass, with varied maintenance levels.
  • It needs less water than other warm-season turfgrasses.

Regions Where Zoysia Grass Thrives

Again, Zoysia grass can grow in areas where warm-season grasses are common. During dormancy, Zoysia’s brilliant green shade turns yellow and brown. This can be unsightly in colder climates unless snowfall is the rule. In Texas, Zeon Zoysia grass retains its green color longer than our other varieties and will green up sooner in the spring.

Are Some Terrains Better Than Others?

This grass does well in open areas that receive full sun but is rugged and can deal with shade. It adapts competently to most soil textures and — as golf courses demonstrate — it is no stranger to slopes and inclines.

The Best Time to Plant Zoysia Grass

A healthy bed free of weeds is the best host for new grass. One square foot of sod can yield as many as 500 sprigs, attesting to Zoysia’s density. You can plant Zoysia year-round, even during winter dormancy.

To assure ideal establishment conditions, perform a soil test to determine if lime or fertilizer will help enrich the host area. Organic soil amendments like peat moss can also help. You can learn more about preparing for sod installation by reading our Grass Care articles or calling one of our Grass Experts today at (512) 467-8902!

Contact The Grass Outlet Today!

Each strategy should be checked out according to a specific piece of land. Contact The Grass Outlet, and we’ll be happy to provide some helpful grass maintenance and planting advice. Take the next step in growing Zoysia grass by contacting us online today!