Meyer Zoysia

Meyer Zoysia - GrassMasters Indiana

Meyer Zoysia

  • Deep green color
  • Forms a dense, low maintenance lawn
  • Spreads by stolons and rhizomes
  • Slow growing shoot reduces mowing
  • Recommended for residential and commercial application
  • Tolerates heat up to 100 degrees, goes dormant in temperatures below 55 degrees
  • Good drought resistance
  • Tolerates medium shade
  • Exceptional wear resistance

Meyer Zoysia Maintenance

Water Needs

Apply at least 1 inch of water as a deep soaking every 4-7 days to encourage a deep, healty root system during dry or hot periods. Avoid frequent, shallow watering that results in shallow roots, permitting weed germination and growth. Can go into summer dormancy when irrigation is withheld, but will green up again upon return of moisture.

Mowing and Thatching

Mow to a height of 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches for a high quality lawn. Meyer Zoysia's slow growth rate reduces mowing frequency. Mow regularly with a sharp rotary or reel mower, allowing clippings from frequent mowing to remain on the lawn. Never remove more than 1/3 of the shoot growth at one mowing. Periodic vertical cutting may be needed to control thatch accumulation if high nitrogen level is applied.

Soil and Fertilization Needs

Zoysia tolerated high salinity and infertile soil relatively well. Fertilize twice a year, spring and fall, with a complete fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate and potassium. Water thoroughly after fertilization.