Zoysia is hardy grass that has an aesthetically pleasing dark green color with soft leaves and requires low to medium amounts of maintenance.
Due to the nature of natural products, physical properties will vary (size, color, etc).
|Texture||Soft, Fine Blades|
|Mowing Height||1" - 2"|
|Sun Requirements||7+ Hours|
|Pieces Per Pallet||140|
There are many reasons to love Zoysia grass, especially if you're used to cooler temperatures and smaller leaf blades. Zoysia provides a plush feeling lawn that is perfect for any home. In addition, the grass can develop amazing deep green colors to provide contrast in your landscape. You won't be disappointed with this choice!
Coastal proximity is usually damaging to lawns due to salt spray pulling water out of the growing medium and sand not because capable of absorbing much water. Our Zoysia is very tolerant to salt spray and its vast root structure helps the grass capture more freshwater from the sand. Its leaves are wide and soft to touch making them very comfortable for walking on.
This grass’s dense root system also does not allow weeds to be able to establish, essentially, acting as its own weed control. The root system prevents most weeds from surviving, however, if weeds do manage to grow and become an issue, using herbicide that contains MCPA, Dicamba, or DSMA, can be used without damaging the sod. Lawn grubs such as Couch, Kikuyu, and Buffalo can be deadly for most grass, but although damage will occur Zoysia will recover.
Zoysia is a drought-tolerant grass that will go dormant and turn brown but will green back up once you add water. When preparing your seed bed or yard, be sure to keep it moist like any other grass.
Zoysia is a warm-season grass that typically takes a little longer to establish than some of the other cultivars. You want to keep your water-heavy, in the beginning, to help it put down roots, and then slowly back off as it becomes established. Once you get the sod established Zoysia is a very tough grass and can withstand a lot of wear and tear.
In the fall and in the spring, when you have warm days and cool nights with plenty of moisture as we get in Florida, make sure to use a fungicide to avoid large patch or small patch. Zoysias are susceptible to these diseases, so it's important to be proactive in your sod maintenance program.
Fertilizer for Zoysia Sod should have a higher content of potash than nitrogen. However, a standard fertilizer lawn fertilizer with controlled-release is better for Zoysia than just solubles.
Zoysia mowing height should be kept at a height of between 1 and 2 inches. Keeping it at this height will help to ensure that the lawn is healthy and performs well. However, before laying the sod, it is important to prep the yard so that there are no highs or lows. This will help to ensure that the lawn is even and the Zoysia will not be scalped.
Zoysia grass was once difficult to grow in the south because nematodes are common in our soils. The only commercially available zoysia at that time was Meyer grass, due to the nematodes' affinity for this grass. However, more recent introductions of zoysia from Brazil and Australia have made zoysia a more viable option for southern lawns.
Everglades is proud to supply our customers with this premium product. Zoysia is delivered to our store every morning and if you order ahead of time, your sod will be cut from the farm the same day it is delivered to your desired location. You can purchase our sod by the piece or save money by purchasing in bulk a pallet at a time.
We work with local sod farms that use sustainable farming practices. Making sure that our suppliers are committed to protecting our environment is important to Everglades, we are a family-owned and operated business that has its roots in commercial agriculture. We are proud to sell this product to our commercial customers as it does not require regular fertilization and constant watering protecting our environment from runoff and conserving water while providing our customers with a great product.
Hard decision, but happy
I had a hard time deciding if I wanted Zoysia or not - it is beautiful and more like the northern grass I am used to. However, I had heard some negative things about maintenance. Well, I've had this for half a year and I'd say my yard is the envy of my neighbors. Just make sure you lawn service knows how to mow and fertilize Zoysia and you'll be good! It shouldn't be any more difficult that the other stuff, just a little different.