Zoysia Grass
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Cut zoysia tenuifolia to dirt level

Zone San gabriel,ca | Gallos added on May 16, 2019 | Answered

Had app. 6” of thatch. Gardener cut the 3yr old zoysia tenuifolia to dirt level. I am hoping it will grow back with the mounding look. Will it grow like before he cut it??

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 17, 2019

Zoysia grass tends to accumulate the layer of dead surface roots, stems and runners known as thatch more than other types of grass, you need to know how to dethatch zoysia.
A thick build up of thatch should not be removed all in one season; doing so could be cause permanent damage to the lawn.
To prevent thatch, mow often, water less and apply fertilizer sparingly.
Zoysia should have it's most growth in the upcoming months, so watch for this. If repairs are needed you can replug areas of the lawn.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/specific/zoysia/facts-about-zoysia-grass-zoysia-grass-problems.htm

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