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Questions About Zoysia Grass

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Anonymous on
May 6, 2011

Q. Watering New Zoysia Sod

I have just placed zoysia sod in my backyard. I watered real heavy after. I then let it set over night and the next morning I watered very lightly. How much and how often should I water this grass?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 6, 2011
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I would water once or twice a week only. This creates a healthier grass as the roots grow deeper. The amount you water should be between 1-2" (or more), depending on how hot it gets in your area.

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Asked by
Shane on
May 8, 2011

Q. Type of Fertilizer Best for Zoysia Grass

Best fertilizer for zoysia grass in southeast.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 9, 2011
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For best results, soil testing is recommended before fertilizing. A soil test will indicate major nutrient deficiencies and the pH of the soil. Slightly acidic soil (6.0-6.5) is best. Lime should be applied only if the pH is less than 6.0.

For routine maintenance where soil tests indicate no major deficiencies, use a lawn fertilizer with approximate nitrogen (N): phosphorus (P): potassium (K) ratio of 3:1:1 or 4:1:1 or 4:1:2. For example, a 16-4-8 fertilizer has a 4:1:2 NPK ratio.

Where soil test indicates low phosphorus or potassium levels or where basic fertility levels are not known, use a fertilizer with a ratio that more closely approximates 1:1:1 or 2:1:1.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 10, 2011

Q. Brown Patch

I only have one ring as I type this email, but I am fearful of it spreading (brown circle with green center). I also am seeing some of the lawn have a reddish tint to the ends of the blades in the lawn. What type of chemical would I be advised to use? I have palisade zoysia in place and have applied fertilizer and lime within the past couple of weeks. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 11, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 14, 2011

Q. Zoysia

I have zoysia that has not greened up. In Georgia we have received much rain and the soil is saturated. The grass that is still brown and over the septic leach system is also saturated. We have clay soil and it compacts easy. What I have done is aerate the whole yard once, about a month ago, and now this area that has trouble a second time. What I would like to know is if sanding the area would be good to help break up the soil and if I do that, would it hurt or prevent the grass from returning? I am also going to spray a fungicide over the area, as I’m wondering if that may be why it is still brown. The rest of the yard looks fantastic.

Answered by
mezleona on
May 14, 2011
A.

humm you might have grubs!!! Do a quick test on an area, dig and check to see grubs!! if you find more than 2 in that spot even one for me, you have grubs!! If you saw mushrooms growing in that spot... then you do....

I use garlic for the fungus, its good, you dont contaminate, but you have to apply it every 7 days. I also use NEEM OIL this stuff is AWESOME goes for everything, the only down size of this is you have to be consistent with it.
You can spray everything with this, plants and grass!!! Good Luck

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 15, 2011

Q. Mowing Zoysia Grass

How short should I mow zoysia grass?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 16, 2011
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Generally, Zoysia grass should be kept at a mowing height between 3/4 to 2 inches.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 23, 2011

Q. Leveling A Depression In The Lawn

I have a sunken spot in my lawn around the water meter. The meter was replaced a couple of years ago, just before the sod was installed. Since then the fill around it has settled. When I mow the lawn, the blade scalps the grass on both sides of the depression. I have zoysia grass and I’ve been told that I can add a little sand now and then to the depression to help raise the low spot. Is this a good method or should I dig up the existing sod and level the spot and re-sod the area?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 24, 2011
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Asked by
bchen on
May 24, 2011

Q. Purple Flowering Stems on My New Zoysia Lawn

My zoysia lawn put in last fall was growing very beautifully in early March. All a sudden, it turned purple and brownish after EPM spread weed killer and fertilizers. Now the whole lawn looks awful with all the flowerings and brown spots. We have mowed a couple times, but never seems to stop the grass from flowering and some parts dying. What is the problem due to? How can we save the lawn?

Answered by
Heather on
May 26, 2011
Certified Expert
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It sounds like you have leaf spot. This article will help:
http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-0621/ANR-0621.pdf

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