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Zoysia

Post by brothers » Wed May 15, 2019 8:25 pm

There's a spot in the yard where it's mostly shady. In this part of the country the common Bermuda likes sunshine. About 6 years ago I put down Patriot Bermuda sod in the yard, and it's great, but being Bermuda, it didn't thrive in this shady corner of the yard. Fescue likes shade, but doesn't like my yard for some reason, probably too much sun even in the shade. So we're trying Zoysia now. I planted about 400 square feet of seed yesterday, and I'll do my part with the watering every day. They say it does best when the nights are at least 60F.
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Re: Zoysia

Post by ShadowsDad » Thu May 16, 2019 5:31 am

Very interested in how this works for you.
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Re: Zoysia

Post by Gene » Thu May 16, 2019 6:50 am

Interested, too.

Fescue is popular in Georgia (well North GA, anyway). Had it as a yard in a couple of our places when we were in Atlanta. It likes cooler weather, and would never survive a Central Texas summer.

I wasn't aware you could plant zoysia from seed. Keep us posted!
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Re: Zoysia

Post by TRBeck » Thu May 16, 2019 8:58 am

Well, Gary, let us know how it goes. I have a shady corner that I will need to do something with eventually, too. We are quite a bit farther north, though, and in a much more arid climate. Still, any and all data points are good.
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Post by Sam » Thu May 16, 2019 11:11 am

My yard this year is shot to dickents. Common Bermuda, the stuff for the rough, not the tight-knit stuff like some greens. Fescue takes over in February and it seeds up but starts to die out about late May. Bare spots where bermuda once was. Had a tree trimmer take up some limbs on trees to let in more light.

I have had three yard sprayers and they can't keep weeds under control. If i cut it low and mow once a week, looks halfway decent. I have thought about zoysia, and we can only get sod here, and if there was seed, it sells out quickly

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Post by Whistler » Sun May 19, 2019 5:24 am

In the north east, we plant plugs of Zoysia in one foot spacing, Zoysia is such an invasive grass that, in 2-3 years the entire lawn will be Zoysia. I have never seen seed like Sam. The feeding and watering requirements are much different than most other grass. I could not get use to the fact that Zoysia is dormant longer in spring before greening up and browns earlier in the fall. The allure of an easy to care for lawn wasn't enough to make me use it.
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Re: Zoysia

Post by drmoss_ca » Sun May 19, 2019 5:17 pm

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Re: Zoysia

Post by Rufus » Mon May 20, 2019 5:01 am

In Houston, TX, the staple lawn grasses are Bermuda and St Augustine. Our lawn was St Augustine entirely and it made a very attractive yet robust lawn.
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Re: Zoysia

Post by Sam » Mon May 20, 2019 6:28 am

I would consider St. Augustine

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Re: Zoysia

Post by brothers » Tue May 21, 2019 9:26 pm

It sounds as though I shouldn't be expecting very good results this time If it doesn't do well in hot dry climates. My planting was bad timing. We've had record rains in the past week or so since I planted it. Torrential soaking rains are never helpful with seeds. I've been curious about St. Augustine too. I might add that to my growing list of failed attempts.
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Re: Zoysia

Post by Kyle76 » Fri May 24, 2019 7:27 am

I, too, was going to suggest looking at St. Augustine. It does well in our hot climate and is very shade tolerant.
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Re: Zoysia

Post by brothers » Sat May 25, 2019 10:20 am

I think I should try St. Augustine sod this time around.
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Re: Zoysia

Post by brothers » Sun May 26, 2019 3:07 pm

This morning I located what appear to be eleven (11) zoysia sprouts in the barren corner where I planted about 2/3 of a pound of seed a couple of weeks ago. :D
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