Zoysia vs. Regular Grass: The Bottom Line


posted on February 10th, 2010 by

When it comes to making decisions, sometimes it really is about the bottom line. This is especially true of a home investment purchases, like an improved lawn. When comparing Amazoy Zoysia to other grasses like Kentucky Blue or Rye, there is quite a difference in continual costs and maintenance.

Mowing

With Amazoy Zoysia, mowing is reduced to about once per month. In regions with a growing season of 6 months, that is only six times a year. Other grasses require more, often about once a week during the active growing season. That is 26 times a year! And if you put that in terms of cost of a lawn service or gas for your mower, mowing less would obviously save you money.

Fertilizing

Grasses like Kentucky Blue require a multi-step program throughout the growing season, so you would have to pay for and apply fertilizer three to four times a year. With Amazoy, you can choose to apply fertilizer, but you will only need to do so one time at the start of the growing season.

Watering

Amazoy Zoysia also requires less watering, if any at all. Many grasses require at least one, if not multiple, watering each week to stay green in the heat of the summer, resulting in a higher water bill or strain on your well, and more of your time.

Weed Control

Less densely growing grasses tend to need weed control, requiring costly general applications and spot treatments. Densely growing Zoysia will choke out most existing summer weeds once it has become established, but if a weed or two pops up, a quick spot application should take care of it.

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5 comments on “Zoysia vs. Regular Grass: The Bottom Line

  1. Kevin Keane on said:

    Steve…….I’m thinking seriously about Zoysia and would like to know how Zoysia grows in shady areas like under pine trees compared to other varieties of grasses? Thanks ever so much.

  2. ELEANOR on said:

    How does Zoysia do in Arizona?

  3. admin on said:

    Hi Eleanor,
    It actually grows very well in Arizona. The Meyers Amazoy zoysia grass can withstand temperatures from 120 degrees to 30 below. Meyers zoysia is a very drought resistant grass and can handle the dry hot climate in your state. The plugs would only need to be watered about 10-15 minutes during the hot dry spells.

  4. Laurie on said:

    How does this grow in Wisconsin?

  5. SecureAdminZ on said:

    There are several different types of zoysia grass and only a few can survive the colder temperatures in Wisconsin. Our Amazoy zoysia grass is one of the most cold tolerant and can survive temperatures from 120 degrees to -30 degrees. If you choose another strand of zoysia please check what there cold tolerance is, or it may not live.

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