What about it?
Zoysiagrass is a creeping perennial that grows by way of a rhizome root network. It has a fine texture and a green color.
What is it used for?
Zoysiagrass is considered a warm season turfgrass.
Where does it grow? How do we grow it?
Zoysiagrass is a slow-growing grass, so it takes some time to get established in a certain spot. However, lawns of zoysiagrass reduce weed encroachment and eventually produce a heavy thatch. It is usually planted vegetatively to a spot that receives partial sunlight and partial shade. Zoysiagrass is drought tolerant and cold tolerant. Mow to a height of 1 inch. (Normal height is 4 inches.)
What are its primary problems?
Establishment may be problematic and time-consuming, but zoysiagrass will soon choke out the weeds and become a thick green mat of grass.
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