Zoysia Grass

Turf Grass Species: Zoysia

Zoysia grass is probably the most beautiful landscape grass in the south. Zoysia is established in lawns by planting sod, plugs , and or sprigs.

It is adapts to grow in a variety of soil types. This grass has a good tolerance for salt spray and shade.

It has excellent wear resistance , great for high traffic areas. Once established Zoysia creates a dense sod reducing weed invasion.

The slow growth rate allows for less frequent mowing. Unfortunately the slow growth rate does make damage recovery rate slow as well.

This grass does need frequent irrigation and has high fertilization requirements.

Recommended mow height 1 to 2 inches.

Advantages of Zoysia Grass

  • Competitive against weed invasion
  • Less time mowing
  • Wear resistant
  • Shade and salt spray tolerance

Disadvantages of Zoysia Grass

  • Needs frequent irrigation
  • High fertilization requirements
  • Slow damage recovery

Soil Type

Adapts to a variety of soil types. Growth is weakened in soils low in potassium levels.

Sun vs. Shade

Grows well in sun and shady areas.

Reproduction Method

Zoysia reproduces through stolons and rhizomes.