When To Plant Zoysia Sod?

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Q: When is it too late to be planting zoysia sod?

A: It would be a real gamble to lay zoysia sod now in September. Zoysia roots grow slower than other grasses, like bermuda. Zoysia plants take around eight weeks to develop a good root system. You might choose to gamble if it’s only a small area you’re working with. However, in my experience, it would not be unusual for sod laid in September to get lots of winter kill, with many dead spots seen in spring.

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