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Methods to Start or Switch to a Zoysia Lawn-Part II

One of the biggest decisions in starting or switching your lawn to a zoysia lawn is deciding on which method to use.   There are several different ways to start your new lawn. The most common ways are plugs, seeds or sod.

Part 1 we went over some of the advantages and disadvantages of using plugs to start a Zoysia lawn. Part Two, this week, we will go over seed and sod.

Listed below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using Zoysia seed and sod.

Zoysia Zenith Seed         

Advantages

  • Quicker to fill in
  • Less time needed to plant

Disadvantages

  • Must have a tilled, level seed bed
  • More expensive initially than plugs less than sod
  • Needs Lots of Water
  • Small Percentage of seed germinates
  • Overall growth can be uneven
  • Less winter hardy
  • Has a shortest planting period each year  
  • No guarantee

Zoysia Sod

Advantages

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  • Longer planting season
  • Less watering same as plugs

Disadvantages

  • Most Expensive
  • Must have a tilled, level bed
  • Must be planted right away
  • Heavy repetitive lifting
  • Most labor intensive
  • No guarantee