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Questions About Zoysia Grass

Asked by
Ranger Ron on
March 2, 2011

Q. Growing Zoysia Grass in Central Texas

We recently moved to an area of central Texas and the property is very sandy (called sugar sand around here). We’d like to have some sort of grass in the area immediately around the house. Most folks say St. Augustine will die, Bermuda will maybe work but won’t really becoem well established. The sand layer is very deep while we do get a couple frosts over the winter months, they usually don’t last for more than a few days. This past winter was an exception (18-degrees). Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks alot.

Answered by
Heather on
March 2, 2011
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Zoysia should work where you are. You may also want to look at Bahia grass as well. Here is more information on it:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/lh006

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 4, 2011

Q. Zoysia Grass

Will zoysia grass that I see advertised everywhere really thrive in southwest Georgia (Seminole County)?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 7, 2011
Certified Expert
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Zoysia thrives in warm climates, so yes, it should grow fine in
your neck of the woods. This article will provide some growing information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/specific/zoysia/no-fuss-lawns-with-zoysia-grass.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 9, 2011

Q. Mushroom Growth

I have mushrooms growing in my zoysia grass/lawn. What can I do to eradicate these?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 10, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 11, 2011

Q. Zoysia Grass Winter Damage

I live in south central Texas. I have a 9-year-old Zoysia lawn. We recently have gone through a two-year drought,  six months of considerable rain, and an unusally cold winter. My grass does not show many signs of greening up yet (March 10). I have raked out most of the thatch and mowed it once pretty low. I plan to spread compost over the entire lawn by April 1. Do you think the grass is still dormant or possibly froze and may not come back? Or, am I just impatient?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 14, 2011
Certified Expert
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Zoysia grass is pretty hardy, so I do not think it is completely dead. There may be significant die back, but I am certain it will come back. Go ahead and add the compost as that will help it recover but wait on mowing it further until you see active growth.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 22, 2011

Q. Zoysia Grass in Gardens

Our Zoysia grass is growing into one of our gardens. We spent all weekend digging down 4 inches or more and removing this grass 5′ into our garden. It overtook the vinca vine growing there. Now that we are down to bare earth in the front part of the garden, how do we prevent this from happening again? What type of brick/stone border do we need to put between the grassline and the garden, and how deep? Because this garden is our bird garden, we cannot spray with Round-Up, etc.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 23, 2011
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Unfortunately, zoysia grass is very invasive. It will need to be hand pulled or you will need to use Round-Up on the grass in the beds.

I would recommend regular edging with an edger or shovel, twice a year. Once in the spring and once in fall. This will help with cutting the runners that get into the beds.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 27, 2011

Q. Winter Grasses in Zoysia Grass

I have winter grasses in my zoysia that I have sprayed with Princep and it did not kill the winter grasses and/or weeds. I need to know what to spray on my grass to kill these weeds that will not kill the zoysia. I live in south Arkansas.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 28, 2011
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The only way I know of is to treat warm weather grass in late winter with Round-Up, when it starts to turn green and the zoysia is still brown. You will need to spot treat, not treat the lawn wholesale.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 27, 2011

Q. Zoysia Plugs and Weeds

I plugged my lawn with zoysia plugs last year. I am having an issue with other grass and weeds growing around the plugs. How do I get rid of them so the zoysia has less or no competition?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 28, 2011
Certified Expert
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You could try spot treating with Round-up or an alternative natural weed killer, such as vinegar.

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