Q: Does ‘Meyer’ zoysia get “old” and eventually die? My twenty-year-old lawn has always been lush and green. This year we have more brown patches than we have lawn. Our lawn service fertilizes six times a year.
A: Though they look similar, bermudagrass and zoysiagrass lawns are not managed the same. Zoysiagrass is best fertilized three times per year, not six as you’d do with bermudagrass. Further, over-fertilizing zoysiagrass is a great way to cause problems with thatch and overall decline. Aerate your lawn this month after a rain and check out Lawn Care Calendars and Factsheets
for lawn care tips.