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The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Planting and management tips for zoysiagrass

Mowing

  • Mow fairly low at 0.5 - 1 inch.
  • Vertical mowing is needed periodically to reduce excessive thatch and scalping.

Fertilizing

  • Fertilize using 2 - 4 lbs. nitrogen/1000 sq. ft. per year during the period of active growth (April - October).

Planting

  • Plant by sprigs or sod.
  • Plant 4 - 6 bushels of stolons/1000 sq. ft.

Irrigation

  • Water infrequently to encourage a healthy root system.
  • Avoid frequent shallow watering that results in shallow roots.

Special problems

  • Susceptible to nematodes
  • Very slow establishment rate when plugged
  • Produces excessive thatch (mat)
  • Susceptible to scalping is not mowed frequently
  • Dormant in winter

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