Lawn ID for Zoysiagrass

Q: Could you tell me what kind of grass I have in my lawn? It is the first grass around to go dormant and it is the last one to come out in the spring. It feels thick and prickly. Seems to grow super slow; even when I fertilize it.

A: It’s almost certainly zoysiagrass. The stiff leaves and late green-up are specific for this grass. Knowing that it can be hard to tell what grass you have, I’ve put together a lawn ID guide at

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