Now is the time to plant Zoysia if you are looking for a thick and durable turfgrass.
Recently, Pro Touch Landscapes laid Zoysia during a landscape renovation in Gainesville (pictured). The grass will keep the home owners loving their new lawn for years to come!
Zoysia is slow-growing and is perfect for the Northeast Georgia area and is best grown by laying sod, not seed. In appearance, Zoysia looks like Bermuda the blades are stiffer than Bermuda, which makes it feel spongy under your feet.
It is recommended to mow Zoysia about 1.5 inches high and it grows well in full or part sun.
When you lay Zoysia in the early summer you’ll have the best results throughout the year to come. A great thing about Zoysia is that you don’t have to use as much fertilizer or water, as with other grasses; plan to use a basic fertilizer with slow release nitrogen.
Source: “The Revised Georgia Gardener’s Guide: Walter Reeves and Erica Glasener”