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Frequently Asked Questions…

The majority of our customers are very successful, however there are always questions. Here are some of the most frequent questions:

Q: When is it a good time to plant in my area?

A: Ideal planting times vary from region to region and year to year, however the best time to plant is when it is Spring in your area.

Q: How do I figure out how many plugs I need?

A: The amount of plugs you need is determined by the square footage of the area you’re planting in. (Length x width = square footage.) On our website we have a plug calculator that you can put in all the measurements of the area and it automatically generates the amount of plugs you need. You can always give us a call to help you figure out what is best for you.

Q: Is there any preparation I need to do for the plugs?

A: The only preparation we recommend is mowing your existing grass as low as possible so it is easier for the plugs to grow.  There is no need to kill any vegetation because you can plant the plugs right into your existing lawn.

Q: How do I get my lawn to fill more quickly?

A: By planting the Super Plugs closer together or by making the cutting the Freestyle Plugs bigger.

Q: How long do I have to plant my newly arrived Zoysia plugs?

A: It’s important to plant them as soon as possible for best results.

Q: Can you plant Zoysia in shady areas?

A: Amazoy Meyer Zoysia is not a shade grass. It requires 2-3 hours of direct sunlight to be successful.

Q: How much water does my Zoysia need in the beginning?

A: Zoysia should be watered daily for the first 3 weeks (just a light mist). Zoysia prefers dry over wet conditions.  

Q: Can I over-water my Zoysia grass?

A: Absolutely, Zoysia is a drought tolerant grass which thrives in hot and dry conditions.

Q: Should I fertilize my Amazoy Meyer Zoysia grass?

A: Yes, additional nutrients may help speed up growth and improve color.

Q: What fertilizer would you recommend for Zoysia grass?

A: We recommend water-soluble fertilizers like our Stim-U-Root starter fertilizer for use on newly planted plugs. For an established Zoysia lawn we recommend our Nutri-20.

Q: Can I use granular fertilizer?

A: It is not recommended because the granular tends to sit on top of the dense grass and degrade it.

Q: Can I use weed killers on my Zoysia grass?

A: Yes, but only use Zoysia safe products. Do NOT use Round-Up or like products as it will kill anything green including Zoysia.

Q: When should I mow my freshly planted grass?

A: Zoysia should not be mowed for at least a month. Once you clearly see new growth developing, cut the grass about 1 ½ “.

Q: What is the ideal height to keep my Zoysia grass at?

A: We suggest a healthy height of 1 ½ to 3 inches.

Q: How do I keep my Zoysia from spreading into areas that I don’t want it to go?

A: If you run into this problem, we recommend using our Easy Edge Lawn Edging. All you need to do is make a narrow trench and tap the edging into place.

Q: Do you offer a guarantee on your grass plugs?

A: Yes, but you need to follow our planting instructions. See our full guarantee for details at https://www1.zoysiafarms.com/.

If you have any further questions or we can provide additional assistance please contact us at any time. We look forward to discussing how Amazoy Meyer Zoysia may be the best choice for you!