Zoysia: Not Just for Your Yard


posted on July 25th, 2011 by

Zoysia is a tough, hardy grass that thrives in a variety of conditions and environments. Its adaptability makes it ideal for home lawns because it requires little maintenance on the homeowner’s part and can withstand some extreme conditions. But did you know that Zoysia is also favored by golf course superintendents and caretakers of public lawns as well?

Zoysia: The Sustainable Lawn


posted on June 17th, 2011 by

“Greening” your home doesn’t have to stop with a switch to non-chemical household cleaning products or energy-saving practices.  In fact, you can take your green efforts all the way outside with an environmentally friendly Zoysia lawn. In terms of sustainability, Zoysia is a top performer with very low maintenance – This helps reduce your carbon […]

The Dangers of Pesticides


posted on May 12th, 2011 by

Lawns come in all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, so do the weeds, insects and unwanted grasses that can pop up from time to time.  Luckily, the thick growth pattern of a Zoysia lawn can help prevent them from making a home in your yard. If you do find yourself with intruders, it’s natural to want […]

Managing Your pH


posted on April 27th, 2011 by

As we mentioned earlier this month, understanding the type of soil you’re working with when planting your Zoysia lawn is the first step in achieving the best possible results. Once you’ve determined soil type, it’s time to test its pH level to help you figure out what, if any, extra nutrients your soil may require. […]

Your Zoysia Lawn and Pre-emergents


posted on April 14th, 2011 by

While Zoysia grass is incredibly resilient and can choke out many weeds on its own, it is not entirely immune to the occasional weed. From time to time, you may be faced with a weed – Not to worry!  Many weeds can be taken care of quickly with a product like Weed Be Gone or […]

The Types of Soil and Your Zoysia Lawn


posted on April 14th, 2011 by

The soil underneath of your Zoysia lawn supplies your grass with nutrients and water as it grows.  While Zoysia grows well in a variety of soils, in order to be sure your lawn will grow successfully and look its best, it’s important to know the type of soil you’re working with. Sand Sandy soil is […]

How Many Plugs Should You Buy?


posted on March 31st, 2011 by

If you’re considering purchasing Zoysia plugs for your lawn, there are a few things you need to consider when placing your order and planting the plugs upon delivery. Zoysia plugs require less maintenance, produce a heartier lawn and can be planted throughout the growing season.  That said it is important to consider the size of […]

The Big Thaw: Getting Your Lawn Ready For Spring


posted on March 2nd, 2011 by

It’s that time of year again – The temperatures are rising, the days are getting longer and, here at Zoysia Farms, we’ve just harvested the first grass of the year. With spring just around the corner, people across the U.S. are placing their Zoysia orders. In fact, orders will begin shipping to warmer states in […]

Zoysia’s Deep Root System


posted on November 4th, 2010 by

A unique advantage of maintaining a Zoysia lawn is that the grass plugs grow with a deep and thick root structure. This root system allows Zoysia to grow in thick and plush with a carpet-like grass that feels great on bare feet. Benefits of a Deep Root System: – Allows the roots to more effectively […]

Dethatching Your Zoysia Lawn


posted on October 28th, 2010 by

Dethatching is the mechanical removal of the layer of cuttings and stems that build up between green blades and soil in a lawn. This layer of material called “thatch” accumulates in your lawn when air, water, and light cannot reach the surface of the soil. In order to repair your lawn it is necessary to […]