Zoysia: Solution for Spreading


posted on February 15th, 2010 by

Sometimes Amazoy Zoysia can be a little, well, eager. It is a spreading grass and sometimes finds its way into flowerbeds, gardens, and neighbor’s yards (in which case it might help the whole neighborhood look great). But maybe you don’t want it in your garden and maybe your neighbor doesn’t want it in his yard.

No problem, there is an easy solution. Inserting plastic or metal borders inserted about 6” into the ground will keep the grass from spreading in places where it isn’t wanted. Here at Zoysia Farms, we recommend Easy-Edge® lawn edging. The flexible and easy to install plastic edging will take care of any unwanted spreading.

To see how to accurately install borders, check out the video below.

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4 Responses to “Zoysia: Solution for Spreading”

  1. Rick Burleson Says:

    September 4th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I have been useing my edger hopefully to keep my neighbors Zoysia grass from spreading to my yard which is fescue. How can I tell if its spreading? Should I wait untill the Zoysia goes dormant to see if it has spread and either way what should I do. I have thought of a flower bed bur it is a narrow area at the side of my house and with an opening from his yard to mine of about 10 ft at the back between our yards. Thanks for your help. I just bought our home 13 months ago. This house has been here 10 yrs and the neighbor has had Zoysia for several years also. I didnt get to meet the former owner and my neighbor doesnt know what the previous neighbor did to keep the Zoysia from spreading into my yard. I have thought about the edgeing but my wife thinks it will be a mowing issue and its ugly. Help please-Thanks

  2. admin Says:

    September 5th, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Hi Rick,
    Keeping zoysia from invading areas you do not want it does not have to be a chore. We do suggest using either metal or plastic borders inserted into the ground 5 inches, leaving 1 inch above the ground. You would not see the borders. Most lawns are not mowed lower than 1 inch so it should not interfere with mowing. If you do not want to put borders in you could try to spot spray the invading zoysia with RoungUp, please keep in mind if it gets on any other grass or plants it will kill it also.

  3. Jeff Cahill Says:

    April 13th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Hello will this product spread under a driveway? Thanks Jeff

  4. admin Says:

    April 15th, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Hi Jeff,

    If the driveway does not go down at least 5-6 inches into your soil, the zoysia grass can grow under the driveway. You can insert 6 inch plastic or metal borders in the ground where you do not want the zoysia to spread. You may want to check out our Easy edge.

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