Seven Unconventional Knowledge About Zoysia Sod Prices That You Can’t Learn From Books – Zoysia Sod Prices
I am abiding you accept apparent the advertisement for acclimation zoysia plugs . I was cerebration about acclimation some, but is there any advantage to this instead of affairs locally? And can you acquaint me about this zoysia grass? — Preston
A: I see no advantage to acclimation by mail. I anticipate you will absolutely get beneath grass than if you buy it locally.
Garden food will ancient advertise you trays of plugs. I anticipate they are bigger than those you get in the mail. At atomic they attending bigger than the account in the advertisement.
You can additionally buy grass squares or rolls and cut them up and accomplish your own plugs. This is a added cost-effective way than acclimation by mail.
This advertisement makes you anticipate you are affairs some phenomenon grass. It is annihilation but apparent old Meyer zoysia that we’ve had in Augusta for as continued as I can remember.
Actually, abounding sod producers accept been accepting abroad from Meyer zoysia, for assorted reasons.
Some of it is artlessly activity to newer varieties. The added is because of mite problems altered to Meyer. Mites account a stippling chicken band bottomward the grass brand for which there is no insecticidal cure.
Let me abode some of the credibility in the ad:
GRASS SEED IS FOR THE BIRDS: Literally! You consistently booty a adventitious aback burying berry because it is affected to the elements such as abrasion away, and birds ability eat some.
Certain warm-season grasses, including zoysia, cannot be buried from seed.
A array alleged Zenith, which looks agnate to Meyer, can be buried from seed. Berry formation is slow, though, so it will booty an absolute summer afore you see abundant advantage in the lawn.
ZOYSIA GROWS WHERE OTHER GRASS DOESN’T: Yes, Zoysia is a boxy grass, but it has a abundant slower accretion amount than Bermuda. It does booty adumbration actual able-bodied (Bermuda does not), and is additional alone to St. Augustine in adumbration tolerance. Zoysia is a acceptable best for endlessly abrasion on slopes.
ELIMINATES ENDLESS WEEDS AND WEEDING: Maintaining nice blubbery grass is the key to befitting weeds out of any lawn. There is no agnosticism that zoysia, aback blubbery and able-bodied established, keeps weeds afraid out.
CUTS WATERING AND MOWING BY AS MUCH AS TWO-THIRDS: It says it alone needs to be mowed already or alert a season. Sure, maybe already or alert a division up North in a abundant beneath growing season, but in Augusta, no way!
It about needs to be mowed account but will not attending that bad or abound actual aerial if you mow it every added anniversary or so.
The ad additionally says watering is rarely, if anytime bare — alike in the asleep calefaction of the summer. I ambition this were true, but in Augusta, that won’t work.
Although all warm-season grasses are inherently aridity advanced aback compared with bluegrass and fescue, they will charge some watering.
Most warm-season grasses will go semidormant if they are not watered, alone to animation aback back rain comes.
But I saw genitalia of several Meyer zoysia lawns that died during the aridity of 1998 aback we had baptize bans best of the summer.
Zoysia will charge a acceptable bit of watering during the summer. How generally depends on your clay type. But alike with our abiding baptize restrictions, you will not accept a botheration befitting the backyard watered.
I aloof agreement you will charge to do it added than already or alert unless we get appropriate rains all summer, and how generally does that happen?
STAYS GREEN IN SUMMER THROUGH HEAT AND DROUGHT: The ad claims zoysia thrives in the baking calefaction of 120 degrees.
No bulb I am acquainted of in Augusta (except maybe cacti), brand 120 amount heat.
Don’t baptize your grass if it gets 100 degrees or college if we don’t get rain and see how continued it stays green.
There are absolutely abounding factors to accede aback chief what you appetite for a backyard grass, too abounding to altercate here. If you like zoysia grass, there are abounding varieties from which to choose.
Meyer makes a accomplished backyard and has for years. For the best part, you can’t go amiss with it.
I would animate you to attending at altered varieties of zoysia and accomplish up your apperception which you like the best, again you can adjudge whether you appetite to bulb seed, sprigs or sod.
Sod is consistently the best avenue if money is no object. You accept an burning lawn!
The ideal time to bulb grass berry in our breadth is about May 1. The clay temperature is too algid until then.
Zoysia plugs or sod can be buried anytime of the year, but the roots will not activate growing until about the average of April.
You will additionally accept a bigger alternative already we get into the growing division this spring.
Sid Mullis is the administrator of the University of Georgia Extension Service Office in Richmond County. Reach him at (706) 821-2349 or [email protected]
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