Best Mowers For Zoysia

Leveling flat spots in Zoysia lawn

Q: I am about to move into my first home and the lawn is zoysia. I‘ve been told I need a reel mower. Can you recommend a good one? 

A: For zoysia, a reel mower is not absolutely necessary but a sharp blade on your rotary mower is! Mowing with a dull blade will make the lawn look brown after mowing. This is due to the ragged grass that a dull mower blade leaves behind. Start with a sharp blade in spring and plan the sharpen or replace it in early July.

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