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The Grass Is Always Greener When It’s Zoysia, But It Does Take Some Effort On Your Part To Maintain Its Beauty As Your Lawn

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If you’re seeking the perfect cover for your landscape, zoysia grass will do the job–and do it well, too.

This grass type is resilient, adaptable, and luxurious, withstanding elements that would kill most grasses, such as heat, drought, and heavy foot traffic.

You may have seen it planted on golf courses, outdoor sports areas, and parks.

It does take some effort on your part to maintain the beauty of a zoysia lawn. But if you’re ready to have a thick, green lawn that will be the envy of the neighborhood, keep reading to find out everything you need to know about caring for zoysia.

Zoysia is a dense, warm-season grass that thrives in California and the southern half of the United States.

This means it grows as a bright emerald green color during spring, summer, and autumn, then turns brown in the winter.

It can also survive in areas that don’t receive a lot of direct sunlight. So, if you have a shaded yard, zoysia is an excellent option that still allows you to have a lush, green lawn.

The trickiest part of zoysia lawn care is getting it started. Zoysia lawns are most commonly established by using sod. They can take up to two seasons to produce that dense carpet of grass we all know and love.

Zoysia tolerates a wide variety of soil types, even acidic ones. The only major requirement is that it drains well. The grass grows best when it receives one inch of water per week.

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