Zoysia is a
hardy summer grass. It is tolerant of high traffic
conditions, drought resistant and thrives in the most
northernmost areas of all the summer grasses. It is an
aggressive spreader, spreading via rhizomes and at times
being somewhat invasive of flower and vegetable beds.
Once Zoysia is established it develops a thick growth
which crowds out weeds and other undesirable
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database /
Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950.
Manual of the grasses of the United
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Zoysia grass textures range from fine to
course depending on the variety. Most varieties can be planted
from seed although plugs are a popular way of planting a
Zoysia lawn and are almost mandatory is planting over an old
lawn where the old lawn will not be completely removed.
good Salt tolerance so it
An Undesirable (to some) characteristic of
Zoysia is the fact that it turns a brown to light tan color in
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