When Is The Best Time To Plant Zoysia?


posted on January 14th, 2014 by admin

                                     When Is The Best Time To Plant Zoysia?

Everyone knows fall is a great time to plant grass.  No, I hear spring is the best and we all know you don’t plant during the hot summer months. Wait a minute this is Amazoy zoysia grass plugs!

The planting time for zoysia grass plugs is not the same as a lot of other types of grasses. Zoysia is one of the few grass that can be planted through the heat of summer.  Zoysia loves the dry warm weather.

The best planting time is from early March to late September.  Even though some states have milder temperatures than others, it is best not to plant in the late fall or winter months.  With the changing weather patterns, you never know when you may get hit with a frost or cold weather that could harm newly planted plugs. 

 To make sure you are receiving quality plugs and they will be successful, our plugs are only shipped when the local planting times are best.

You can start to plant the plugs once you are past the threat of snow, ice or freezing temperatures and your ground is workable (thawed).  You can continue to plant as long as the plugs are planted at least 45 days before the first hard fall frost. Yes, you can plant all summer long as long as you follow the watering instructions.  The plugs need 10 to 15 minutes once a day for the first three weeks.  After that you should only water if you are having drought type conditions, then no more than 2 to 3 times a week, again only for 10 to 15 minutes.

The sooner you get your plugs planted the sooner you will be on your way to a beautiful Amazoy zoysia lawn.

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3 Responses to “When Is The Best Time To Plant Zoysia?”

  1. James Gilbert Says:

    April 8th, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I am considering Zoysia for my small Capitol Hill lawn. About 900 plugs should do it. A small section of my lawn is on the North side, and probably gets a couple of hours of sunlight though it is mostly in shade. The East facing lawn gets 8 or more hours of direct sunlight. My question is how long doe sit take to spread. I notice nowhere on the site does it describe that. I am planning on planting the plugs about 4″ apart in an existing lawn that is in good shape with some larger 1′x1′ bare spots (dog related not grubs). So how long does Zoysia take to fully establish in DC when planted 4″ apart?

  2. admin Says:

    April 9th, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Hi Steve,
    Amazoy zoysia grass can be planted in partial shade, it needs at least 2 to 3 hours of direct sunlight to grow successfully. The pine trees do concern me, if the area gets enough sunlight you would have to keep the pine needles off of the zoysia and I would suggest checking your soil pH. Pine trees can really alter the soil pH, we recommend the pH to be between 6 and 7 for the best results.

  3. admin Says:

    April 9th, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Hi James,
    The time it takes for the plugs to completely fill in and give you a full lawn really depends on how close you decide to plant the plugs and what your growing conditions are. If you plant 4 plugs per square foot and your growing conditions are good, you may have a full lawn by the end of the growing season.

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