Removing Weeds from Zoysia Grass

posted on February 11th, 2010 by

What weeds?

Just kidding. We know that even though Amazoy Zoysia is good at choking out weeds because of its density and thickness, a few may pop up every now and then. No need to worry, this can be easily taken care of.

Using a weed killer will solve the problem. Weed Be Gone is an efficient product and a good place to start. Using this on your weeds will kill them without killing the grass itself. You can also check out our Hose-End Sprayer if you want to apply water-soluble components. But steer clear of Round-Up; it is designed to kill grass!

If you are attempting to get rid of crabgrass, the best solution is to attack it with a pre-emergence product that will kill the seeds before they germinate. Any product like this must be applied in the early spring.

So when (or should we say if?) weeds pop-up, maintenance is easy and simple. Just get the right product and your weeds will be taken care of and Amazoy Zoysia will help prevent them from coming back.

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16 comments on “Removing Weeds from Zoysia Grass

  1. I’m living in Utah.The elevation in our place is 6200 ft. Is Zoysia right for my lawn?

  2. david zuehlke on said:

    I live in central Florida, Lady lake.

    1. Will your zoysia choke out Bermuda grass ?
    2. What is the right PH for zoysia?
    3. Neighbor has St. Augustine grass. If I plant zoysia, which will win the encroachment battle at the lot line??
    4. What is the difference between Meyer zoysia, and Amazoy Zoysia. Both names are mentioned in your ad.

  3. admin on said:

    We do ship to Utah, meaning that we believe it can grow in the climate there. However, the deciding factor should be if your yard receives enough sunlight throughout the day. While zoysia can thrive without loads and loads of sunlight, it does need some exposure to grow. You should also note the best time of year for you to plant, which in your case would be between the months of April and August. Best of luck!

  4. admin on said:

    1. Yes, Zoysia will choke out the Bermuda, as long as you don’t pamper the growth of the Bermuda.

    2. Ideally, your soil’s pH should be between 6 and 7. We have a blog post that will help shed more light on managing your pH, which you can find here:

    3. Zoysia is a spreading grass, so it would overtake the St. Augustine. To be safe, your best bet would be to install borders (lawn edging) to keep the two separate. Read more about our spreading solutions here:

    4. Meyer zoysia refers to Meyer Z-52 that was released by the USDA and the US Golf Association for commercial development in 1951. Amazoy is just another name for the same product.

  5. Billy Duke on said:

    I have San Augustine Grass growing in my Zoysia grass in spots. How is the best way to get rid of the St. Augustine?

  6. admin on said:

    Billy – To answer your question we need a little more information first. Was the Augustine Grass already in your yard when you planted the Zoysia or has the Augustine since appeared in your Zoysia lawn? Also, is your Zoysia lawn full established, or is it still growing and filling in?

  7. I live in Ausitn, TX and I have a newly laid sod of palasaids zoysia in Oct. 2013. Now that it is March 2014 I have weeds everywhere. We were told not to fertilize or do anything besides water (restricted to 1 day a week) the first year of growth.
    1. Besides bending over and picking weeds for hours, what are my other options for weeds? 2. Should we do some kind of fertilizing for spring? If so what kind and how often?

  8. Hi Michellynn,
    Since the weeds have already emerged you can use a broadleaf post-emergent, we suggest something like Weed B Gon by Ortho, this weed killer is safe for zoysia grass. It is best to fertilize your zoysia lawn when it first greens up in the spring. If you are in an area that the zoysia stays green year round, sometime in April is a good time. Many granular fertilizers are harmful to zoysia grass, we recommend using a water soluble fertilizer and follow the label instructions. You may want to check out next blog post, we will be covering how to control weeds.

  9. James on said:

    I have compadre zoysia. It was hydro seeded a year ago and has come in great. What post emergent herbicide would you recommend? I am leaning towards acclaim extra to help keep the Bermuda held back.

  10. As long as you check the label and ensure that it is safe for zoysia grass and follow their recommeneded applications you should be fine. One of the post emergents that work well with zoysia grass is Weed B Gon.

  11. I have been reviewing literature as how best could I eradicate Bermuda Grass in our Cavalier Zoysia Lawn. We re-soded the yard X3 times, now, we are just unable to get any Cavalier Zoysia in the area and I believe it does not come in seed form. I am just unable to get this under control and or stop them from growing. The web pictures..;

    are similar to what is going on in our yard.

    Have decided to do this my self, would you have any recommendation’s short of re-sodding…. Have been patiently deweeding all the time and have tried about all the solutions Lowe’s/Home depot/Web…. have to offer, in vain.

    Would appreciate if you may mail me your recommendation.

    Thanks much,

  12. Would you be able to sell Cavalier Zoysia SEED’s!

  13. SecureAdminZ on said:

    Unless, this is something very new, I do not believe that Cavalier zoysia comes in a seed form. We do not sell any of the zoysia grass seed. Due to the low success rate, expense, and watering requirements we do not recommend zoysia seed.

  14. SecureAdminZ on said:

    This is really a tough problem for many homeowners trying to convert their Bermuda lawns into a zoysia lawn. Bermuda is a very aggressive grass and hard to destroy. Over time the zoysia usually chokes out Bermuda but this is a very slow process and needs to be monitored. There is a grass herbicide called Ornamec Over the Top that is advertised to destroy Bermuda without harming zoysia grass. You can locate this product on the internet and see if your state allows the product and if a professional must apply this herbicide.

  15. Robert arbuckle on said:

    I live in Ocala fl. My zoysia lawn was established 6 yrs ago. When I bought the house 2 yrs ago I hired a lawn service ( Massey ) to fertilize and treat my lawn. Last week I noticed a patch of approx 3 square ft of st Augustine grass. I notified them of it and when they came out they said it was uncontrollable and could do nothing about it. I plan on going to “battle” with them about not noticing the st Augustine but before I do is there anything to treat this area without killing the zoysia or do I have to dig it out.

  16. SecureAdminZ on said:

    Hi Robert,
    To kill the St Augustine grass and not harm the zoysia grass will be hard. The safest way to get rid of the St Augustine is to pull it. This may take time and you will probably have to do it more than once. Be sure to try and get all of the roots or it will keep coming back. Since the area is fairly small you may want to consider using some RoundUp on the St Augustine, being careful not to get any on the surrounding zoysia grass. The RoundUp will kill the zoysia also, if any of the spray gets on it. Good Luck!

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