Lawn Care

Zoysia – Weeds

BASIC INFORMATION General Turf and Weed Info Lawn Care Calendars THREE METHODS There are three primary methods of controlling weeds. Any one method, when used alone, will not usually control all of your weeds. To...

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Zoysia – Varieties

Several species and/or cultivars of zoysiagrasses are available in Georgia. Most are adapted to the entire state and form an excellent turf when properly established and managed. For the best appearance, most zoysias require cutting...

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Zoysia – Roundup On

Q: A few weeks ago, you wrote about controlling weeds in zoysiagrass with Roundup weed killer. Can I use Roundup on my zoysia lawn? A: The label on Roundup does not include zoysia as one...

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Zoysia – Planting Sod

Kill all weeds by spraying the area with a non-selective weed killer two weeks before planting. • Till the soil thoroughly to a depth of six inches, mixing in the recommended amount of lime and...

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Zoysia – Plant From Seed

Zoysiagrass seed is usually planted in May or June. Keep in mind that it is typical to get only 75 percent coverage in the first year in full sun. Establishing zoysiagrass from seed in shade...

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Zoysia – Mowing

The first step in good mowing is to have a sharp blade. If the blade has not been sharpened in the past year, it needs to be sharpened or replaced. Dull blades whip the grass...

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Zoysia – Liming

An important factor in plant growth is the soil acidity level. This is measured in terms of a pH scale which is graduated from 0 to 14 with 7 being neutral. Any number below 7.0...

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Zoysia – Greenup Problems

Notes from Dr. Gil Landry and Dr. Clint Waltz Turfgrass Extension Specialists The University of Georgia The following are common problems associated with zoysiagrass green- up that have been observed in spring. 1) Mowing height:...

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Zoysia – General Notes

Information taken from The Revised Georgia Gardener’s Guide Walter Reeves and Erica Glasener Zoysiagrass is a slow-growing but extremely thick and durable turfgrass. The grass is well adapted throughout the lower two-thirds of the state....

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Zoysia – Dethatching

Thatch is a layer of partially decomposed plant material that builds up on the soil’s surface. Usually, more than one half inch of thatch on general turf areas decreases the turf vigor by restricting movement...

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Zoysia – BK-7 Variety

When turf companies market a brand new grass without submitting it to long-term University trials in Georgia, I’m at a loss to know whether to recommend their grass for use by homeowners. In the summer...

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Zoysia – Amazoy

I recently received a question from a reader in Cherokee County. She and her husband had seen an advertisement for a particular zoysiagrass that promised a wonderful appearance but little maintenance. “It sounds wonderful if...

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Zoysia – Aerating

The best time to aerate zoysiagrass is in early summer, when the grass is growing rapidly. On very compacted soils, aerating twice a year would not be out of the question. Apply fertilizer and water...

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Large Patch Disease – In Zoysia – UGA

The following was written by University of Georgia Researchers in October, 2006 Fall Management of Large Patch in Turfgrass Alfredo Martinez and Lee Burpee Plant Pathology Department, UGA In spring of 2006, numerous zoysiagrass samples...

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Is ‘Emerald’ Zoysiagrass Really ‘Emerald?’

Turf specialist Dr. Clint Waltz doesn’t think so. Over the years homeowners have noticed a marked difference in the greenup dates between different lawns that are all supposed to be ‘Emerald’. Using genetic analysis, Dr....

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Watersaver RTF – Homeowner Comments

When turf companies market a brand new grass without submitting it to long-term University trials in Georgia, I’m at a loss to know whether to recommend their grass for use by homeowners. In the summer...

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Titan fescue – Homeowner Comments

When turf companies market a brand new grass without submitting it to long-term University trials in Georgia, I’m at a loss to know whether to recommend their grass for use by homeowners. In the summer...

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Fescue – Yellow Patches in Fall & Winter

Yellow patches in fescue lawns that were planted this fall are not signs of disease. The seedlings are yellow because cold temperatures stopped photosynthesis. A few warm days in mid-December will kick-start the growth process...

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