Here are some facts about Zoysia sod.
Zoysia sod is very versatile it grows well in sunny or shaded areas of your yard, just not full shade. Zoysia sod grows well in the northern and southern states.
When planting Zoysia sod you want to keep it watered for about two weeks until the new sod takes root to the new yard.
Once the zoysia sod becomes beautiful zosya grass and has established a root system you need to only water it one inch per week. Grass growing in the hot southern regions during less than normal rainy season will need more watering due to the sun and heat evaporating the moisture during the day. You can see an indication of the zoysia sod needing water when the blades start to curl inside.
As with all grasses and plants it is better to water zoysia sod early in the morning, late afternoon or early evening. NEVER water grass or plants in the midday, this is when the sun is at its hottest and will burn plant leaves when wet. The water drops on the leaves acts a a magnifying glass and will burn plant life.
Don’t mow your Zysia sod until you see the grass length at about 3 inches. It will take around 3 to 5 weeks for this to happen. You don’t need to take a tape measure and measure each blade on a daily basis. If the grass gets to about ankle deep it is time to mow.
Then after the initial mowing you will need to keep it cut on a regular basis. The perfect height for Zoysia sod is one to two inches. Zoysia sod has a high content of silica which makes the grass blades tougher the longer they get. Because of this stiffer blade factor the leaves become tougher the longer it grows, so you may have to sharpen your mower blade more often than when cutting other grass types.
Then once your Zoysia sod has rooted you can start a fertilization regime. Only use fertilizer that is specifically made for Zoysia sod and grass.
Some lawn diseases to watch out for are leaf spot, dollar spot, rust and brown patch. All natural living species are subject to disease. The one that is most serious is the dreaded Brow patch or Rhizoctonia fungus is the scientific name for it.
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