As noted above, zoysia grass is extremely drought tolerant and it also has a high tolerance for foot traffic, so it can be ideal for a yard in southern regions with children or pets. It grows in a variety of soil conditions, from clay to sandy, although it does require adequate drainage. Zoysia grass seed prefers full sunlight, but it will tolerate some shade. Because it is a warm-season grass, it will go dormant when temperatures drop. Zoysia is resistant to disease, and because it has a tendency to accumulate thatch, and will need consistent aeration treatments to expose the roots to oxygen, and it does require regular fertilization. While it does grow slowly, it is considered an aggressive species and it is recommended that steps are taken to confine it within its designated areas.
Quality is Key
Homeowners would benefit from knowing that the quality of seed is a major factor in the germination, health and beauty of your lawn. That is why we ensure all our seed meets our 7 point test for quality control. This means you are getting the best quality seed mixes for your lawn and yard.
For best performance, mow your zoysia grass lawn to a height of approximately 0.75–2”.