Posts Tagged ‘zoysia’

Zoysiagrass – Removing bermudagrass

Q: Removing one turfgrass from another is a tough assignment. Digging is one option but it is hard work. If you use a chemical, how will a herbicide tell one from the other? Here is one way: Q: I seeded...

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Zoysiagrass – for Shade

Q: We had new zoysiagrass sod laid in our backyard this summer. We chose zoysiagrass as we were told that it will grow in the shade. In the worst shady spots, the grass has completely died and our landscaper recommends...

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JaMur (Jammer) Zoysiagrass

Q: What do you know about ‘Jammer’ zoysiagrass? A: Not much…but we’re about to hear lots more. Dr. Clint Waltz visited an old research plot of this grass and he says “…….after 4 years of neglect (e.g. no or minimal...

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Zoysia – Planting Plugs in Bermuda

Q: I have a 25 year old bermuda lawn. It’s pretty thin, and the soil isn’t very good. I like the appearance of zoysia grass. If I put in zoysia plugs, will they eventually take over, or is the bermuda...

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Zoysia Fertilization – Why Wait?

Q: I have been impatiently waiting until my zoysia grass has greened 75-100 percent. Why must I do this, other than because you say so on your website? A: You’re a smart person to always be asking “Why?” in the...

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Leveling Zoysia in Winter

Q: Can you level a zoysia lawn in the winter when it is dormant, then fertilize in the early summer or is it better to do it all in the summer? This is my first zoysia lawn and I thought...

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Zoysia – Planting in Long Island, New York

Q: My parents sold their house that has a beautiful Emerald Zoysia lawn, and the buyer is knocking down the house to build a much bigger one. We can take the Zoysia grass and I want to transplant it on...

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Zoysia Grass – Installing in Late August

Q: Is it too late in the year to put in Emerald Zoysia? We have a larger than average yard and will be paying close to $20,000 for this sod. I am concerned that the six-month warranty period we would...

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When to Scalp Zoysia and Bermuda

Q: Can I cut my Zoysia and Bermuda way down while it is still dormant? My Zoysia is about 3 inches and I would like to trim it way down A: You can cut it to 1″ but not now...

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Slime Mold – On Lawn

Q: Recently we had our grandchildren over and they ran all over our bermuda lawn. When they came in the house their sneakers were black. I covered a broom  with a white towel and brushed it over the grass. It...

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Zoysia – Catching Clippings

Q: I have Meyer zoysia. My husband, the grass-cutter, says that he must bag the clippings. Everything I read says that clippings are good for the grass. What are the recommendations for cutting zoysia? If he has to buy a...

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Zoysia – Self-Powered Mower

Q: I recently put down Emerald Zoysia sod in my small yard and have been trying to find a manual reel mower for it. However, the websites that sell what seem to be the better mowers of this kind (e.g.,...

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Fescue – Remove from Zoysia in Winter

Q: I have these grassy clumps throughout my ‘Meyer’ zoysiagrass lawn. Since the zoysia is dormant, is it safe to use a non-selective herbicide to eradicate these clumps? A: The weed grass looks like fescue, which is a common winter...

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Zoysiagrass- Powder

Q: I have a zoysiagrass lawn. I have noticed an orange powder building up on the blades. What is it? A: Rust disease is more common in the cool, moist conditions of late fall but it can occur any time....

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Fairy Ring – In Zoysia

Q: This zoysia lawn is 11 years old and I cut it with a reel mower, do as little watering as possible and when I do, I water deep and early in the morning. I aerate yearly and vertical cut...

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Zoysiagrass- Growth

Q: I installed ‘El Toro’ zoysiagrass in mid-June. I mow it at 2.5 inches long. On your TV show you said the proper height for zoysiagrass is 1.5 inches. When I try to lower the height gradually, I get to...

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Zoysia – Planting

Q: I’ve got a back yard that is two-thirds zoysia and one-third weeds. I would like to plug pieces of the existing zoysia into the non-zoysia areas. When is the best time of year to do this? A: Mid-May through...

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Zoysia – Overseed

Q: My turf care company told me that I need to overseed the thin zoysia in my shady back yard with zoysiagrass seed. Does this make sense? A: If the thin areas are bare enough that you won’t worry about...

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