Mowing recommendations for
Zoysia are 1 to 2 inches.
I don’t recommend too low as
this invites weeds with a any lawn. A 1½” cut is probably
ideal to produce the best looking lawn. Since Zoysia e is a
slow grower you do not need to mow it as frequently as other
lawns, so cutting it short wont help much in terms of
extending the amount of time between mowing.
It is recommended
that the lawn be core aerated once a year, Zoysia can be
aerated anytime during the growing season but it is
recommended that it be done during early summer when growth is
at it’s peak. Following aeration with fertilization and Lime
for Optimal results.
Recommendation on de-thatching - If there is more then 1/2” of
thatch present (Thatch is the presence of dead leaves and
stems that build up on the surface of the soil). You should
power rake in the spring or fall.
Authors Note - I
generally dislike thatching for the simple reason that it has
a tendency to damage turf, this is especially true for grasses
that spread via rhizomes. My preference is to aerate as
aerating breaks up the thatch and helps it along in the