Fun Zoysia Facts


posted on December 15th, 2011 by

Around here, we’re quite passionate about Zoysia. That’s why we’ve devoted ourselves to helping others enjoy it! One of the reasons we love Zoysia so much is that it’s a very unique and special grass.

Here are some fun facts we bet you didn’t know about your Zoysia lawn:

- Zoysia was originally a wild grass native to China before being recognized as a good, fast covering grass.

- Over 5,000 years ago, Zoysia was used to cover earthen grave sites so loved ones would have the covering of nature to protect them.

- Instead of just growing vertically like most grasses, Zoysia grows out. It forms a thick network of runner that fills your yard and creates a dense, arterial root system below ground.

- The way Zoysia grows out instead of only up makes it very resilient to damage and able to fill in quickly if it does get hurt. This makes it popular in areas that take heavy abuse, such as golf courses and pathways.

- Zoysia can survive in extreme conditions, withstanding temperatures from 120˚ to –30˚ Fahrenheit. No other turf grass can survive such a range of temperature.

- Zoysia requires about two-thirds less mowing than other grasses. Awesome right?

    This entry was posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 4:31 pm and is filed under Zoysia. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

    2 Responses to “Fun Zoysia Facts”

    1. Kathy Saunders Says:

      February 24th, 2012 at 9:26 am

      What must be done to prep for plugs? Do you strip the ground or do you mix the plugs within existing grass???

    2. admin Says:

      March 2nd, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      Kathy – We have an article on our website that explains the process of preparing for your Zoysia plugs. Read it here and let us know if you have any more questions!

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