Zoysia

Fescue Lawn Weeds – Should I Switch To Zoysia?

Q: For the past three years I’ve battled weeds in my fescue lawn. I’m considering tilling or aggressively aerating next spring and sowing zoysia. The lawn gets at least 6 hours of mostly full sun. A: Zoysia could be a...

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Zoysia – When To Cut It

Q: My zoysia sod was put down around the first of March. It has mostly greened up and growing. Do I need to cut it now or wait? A: If the grass is more than two inches high then set...

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Prodiamine And Dimension Products – Will It Affect Zoysia Development

Q: I have a small zoysiagrass bed I use as a source of plugs for replacing my fescue. I want to put out pre-emergent to cut down on goosegrass and crabgrass in the lawn but the label of prodiamine and...

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Zoysia – Save From Septic Tank Work

Q: I’m having work done on my septic tank. I planted expensive zoysia sod there in 2015 and don’t want it destroyed. A: I think you have a reasonable chance to save the zoysia if you dig sod pieces deep...

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Mondo Next To Zoysia Grass – Eliminate Invading Zoysia

Q: Five years ago I planted mondo grass adjacent to my zoysia lawn. Even though I put a metal sheet barrier between the lawn and the mondo grass, zoysia crept over. I’d like to eliminate the invading zoysia. A: Several...

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Zoysia Grass – Right Time To Apply Weed Preventer

Q: In late October, I had my backyard sodded with zoysia. It has taken root and seems to be doing well. When is the right time to apply weed preventer? A: In my experience zoysia grass is slow to make...

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Zoysia Sod – Raccoons

Q: We had new zoysia sod put out in September. All was fine until a few days ago when I think raccoons began pulling sod pieces up by the edges every night and making a mess. A: One of the...

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Zoysia Transplant – Should I Wait Until Spring

Q: I need to transplant some zoysia to a better spot. Must I wait until spring? A: You are welcome to try it now but the best time to transplant is in mid-spring when the grass is greening up. If...

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Zoysia – Inside And Outside House

Q: Can you give suggestions for starting zoysia from seed in flats on a window sill? I would like to grow my own plugs and then move them outside when the weather gets warm in the summer. What variety of...

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Zoysia-Time to Plant?

Q: How late can zoysia sod be planted this summer and still have time to take root before cold weather? A: I think you’d be safe planting it 90 days before the first frost. There’s still then plenty of good...

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Zoysia – Weeds After Dog Arrives

Q: I’ve always had problems with winter weeds in my zoysia. Last year we got an active dog that runs around a lot. This is what my lawn looks like now. I do not like using chemicals much. A: The...

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Aerating Zoysia Grass

Q: When should I aerate my zoysia grass every year? A: You should aerate when the soil is so hard that air can’t get to roots and the roots can’t expand. How to test? A few days after a rain...

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Zoysia Lawn – Sand

Q: Our zoysia lawn has a low spot where rain runoff pools. Can I add a couple inches of sand to absorb all that moisture? A: Sand doesn’t absorb moisture, it only fills the low spot. If you use pure...

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Wheat Seeds Sprout – Zoysia Sod

Q: We finished our new home in October. It was an extremely wet time and we were allowed to put down wheat straw rather than sod. After the soil we laid zoysia sod. Wheat seeds continue to sprout through the...

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Zoysia – Compare Varieties

‘Emerald’ zoysiagrass has a very fine leaf texture but is less cold-tolerant than other zoysiagrass varieties. ‘Meyer’ has a wider leaf than ‘Emerald’ and has good cold tolerance. ‘El Toro’ grows rapidly and has leaf width similar to ‘Meyer’. ‘Zenith’...

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Zoysia – Burned Accidentally

Q: I was burning leaves under a cast iron grate in the driveway, it was really windy, and I looked away for a second. Need I say more? Have I done permanent damage to my zoysia? A: Good news…I doubt...

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Zoysia – Seeding Fescue

Q: Can I overseed my zoysia back yard with creeping red fescue to keep it green this winter? A: I’m doubtful you’ll get the results you want. In order for creeping red fescue to germinate it needs close contact with...

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Zoysia – Mowing

Q: My wife and I are having a discussion about our Meyer zoysia. I have always mowed it one inch high. My wife believes that I should mow it at two to three inches high. A: Mowing at one inch...

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