Zoysia

Zoysia Lawns – Slow Green-up in 2014

I’ve been puzzled by the differences in health between different zoysia lawns. My neighbor 2 doors down has a green and verdant zoysia lawn. My neighbor around the corner has slow and spotty green-up.   The NC State Center for...

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Zoysia – Variety Lineage

Zoysiagrass is an excellent lawn grass for Georgia but there is much confusion over the different varieties. Dr. Tim Bowyer, with Patten Seed, made a reference table for me to sort out the lineage of the different zoysia...

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Zoysia – Watering

The best time to water a lawn is in the morning, preferably before noon. This allows the grass to dry before nightfall, reducing the risk of disease. Take into account recent rainfall when deciding how much to apply. Watering restrictions...

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Zoysia – Fertilizing

Lawn fertilizer is manufactured by many companies. Each manufacturer uses a slightly different blend of plant nutrient chemicals to arrive at a final product. • Chemicals such as urea, ammonium nitrate, urea formaldehyde and ammonium phosphate provide the nutrient nitrogen...

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Zoysiagrass- Overseeding With Rye

Q: I’m getting older and would like to have a green yard in the winter for once in my life. We have had zoysiagrass forever. What will happen if I sprinkle ryegrass seed over the zoysia now? And how much...

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Zoysiagrass – Diseases

Zoysiagrass lawns can withstand diseases if they are properly cared for. This includes fertilizing properly, mowing at the right height and watering when needed. It is better to control diseases by proper maintenance than by using fungicides. There are three...

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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 consistently control weeds you must...

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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 with a reel mower, periodic...

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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 of the approved turf grasses...

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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 fertilizer (1-800-ASKUGA-1) • If you...

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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 is fruitless. If you plan...

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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 ends rather than cutting the...

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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 is considered acid with 5.0...

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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: This appears to be the...

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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. It spreads by above-ground stolons...

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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 of air, water and fertilizers...

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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 of 2005 I asked for...

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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 it really works” she said....

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