Zoysia’s Deep Root System


posted on November 4th, 2010 by Steve Schug

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 extract water from deeper soil, reducing your needs to water your Zoysia lawn.

- Amazoy plugs make it easy to plant the grass on steep areas and slopes.

- Since Zoysia grows so thick with deep roots, it crowds out weeds and crab grasses so they are unable to germinate.

- Thick roots work to replace unwanted existing grasses in the lawn.

- Zoysia is able to grow in all types of dense clay soils because the strong roots are strong enough to penetrate the ground and create air passages allowing root development.

- Once the root system is fully established (reaching about 2 feet), the thickness of the turf will work to reduce slope erosion.

For more information about Zoysia’s root system read about the low maintenance needs of your Zoysia lawn, and the process of Zoysia plug growth.

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6 Responses to “Zoysia’s Deep Root System”

  1. Everett Says:

    August 2nd, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Hi,
    I planted over 3000 plugs last year and I have a problem on the slops in my back yard, I would be glad to send you photo’s of the areas I am having problems growing the plugs.
    By the way the center of the yard is growing well.
    My front yard is admired by all.
    e, that took me over five years to it to where I wanted it.

  2. Dorian Grove Says:

    August 5th, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Your Zoysia lawn plugs did not grow for me, this was a very bad idea for me to purchase them from you.
    I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ANY ONE TO PURCHASE FROM YOU IS THERE ANY TYPE OF WARRANTY ON YOUR GRASS PLUGS

    HOPE TO RECEIVE A ANSWER FROM YOU,

  3. admin Says:

    August 8th, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Dorian – We’re sorry that you’ve had issues with your plugs. If you contact Lynn at 410-756-2311, we’ll assist you with the issue.

  4. admin Says:

    August 10th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Everett – Slopes are tricky. It could be any number of issues. Give our customer service a call at 410-756-2311 and we’ll help you diagnose the issue.

  5. Thomas R True Says:

    August 27th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I have Zoysia grass in my lawn. It was here when I bought the property. You are right, in the summer it grows well and looks good. The problem is that I live in Louisville Ky and the Zoysia grass turns brown in Late September and stays that way until late April. All my neighbors have nice green lawns most of the year and mine looks pretty bad about 7 months out of the year. I’ve tried to kill the Zoysia but it keeps coming back and takes over everything in sight. Could you give me any ideas on how I can get rid of it. Thank You..

  6. admin Says:

    August 29th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Hello Thomas,
    This is the nature of the grass, it is it’s way of protecting itself from the cold temperatures. Some homeowners choose to overseed with a winter rye so the grass is green in the colder months. Once zoysia gets established it is not easy to eradicate. You can use RoundUp when the grass is green, you may have to apply more than one application.

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