Maintaining Your Zoysia Grass
The basic care for Zoysia lawns will be dependant upon soil fertility, rainfall, full sun or shadier area, grown north or south. Good soil fertility, full sun, high rainfall, southern growing area = better than average growth. Which will in turn needs to be mown more than northern, cooler temps, average rainfall = less mowing.
Most people do not fertilize the grass of their choice depending upon mother nature to do all the work. Well maintained Zoysia lawns are fertilized with the right amount for that particular grass and on a schedule based on the growing season. This maintains the grass health and builds resistance to disease and pest.
Underfeeding or overfeeding leads to thatch build up and lower resistance levels of the grass plant. Water schedules stabilize growing seasons and grasses that are not adapted to growing in the water don’t do well when left standing in over watered areas.
Following a Schedule
Fertilize in Spring & Summer with approximately 15 lbs of a complete fertilizer per 1000 sq. ft. of lawn area. This is what will be called the main feeding of your zoysia lawn. To accomplish supplemental feedings, you can apply 2-3 lbs of Nitrogen for supplemental feedings to your Zoysia during the course of the growing season. Space these applications out about 50-60 days apart.
Useful Zoysia Maintenance Calendar. Please Take a look at this useful calendar for zoysia grass maintenance from NC State University. Zoysiagrass Lawn Maintenance and here is the link: Calendar Guide.
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