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Old 10-10-2014, 07:49 PM
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zoysia growing on me

some people love it, some hate it. But for me I'm starting to think I prefer it over St. Augustine any day. Let the war begin This one is actually mowed by the customer with a 21" rotary and I was there for a fert app so it would be an even better shade of green after the app. Overall I think its just a denser turf with better texture.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:59 PM
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Any chance this homeowner could be talked into buying the Flex 21 your other customer is giving up? Nice grass. BTW, this bears repeating. Zoysia should never get so much N that it looks blue. Its natural color is more yellow or apple green.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:03 PM
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Any chance this homeowner could be talked into buying the Flex 21 your other customer is giving up? Nice grass. BTW, this bears repeating. Zoysia should never get so much N that it looks blue. Its natural color is more yellow or apple green.
I should ask him. I have another customer with Bermuda who asked about it but this guy is primed for a reel. I know the other customer would let it go for $900.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:05 PM
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Yes this looks great. But most of the zoyia I see looks patchy after a few years. Unless well taken care of. I think my fert company mentioned to me that zoyia cost more in chemicals to keep looking good. I still like my st.augustine. much easier to cut
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:15 PM
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Yes this looks great. But most of the zoyia I see looks patchy after a few years. Unless well taken care of. I think my fert company mentioned to me that zoyia cost more in chemicals to keep looking good. I still like my st.augustine. much easier to cut
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St Augustine is definitely easier to cut. I think most zoysia lawns decline because people use the same mowing and maintenance practices as their old st Augustine, especially the height of cut and nitrogen input.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:22 PM
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There have been a number of lawns referred to me by a local sod grower that were patchy and looking nothing like the grass these people bought. In all cases, it had to do with mowing and to a lesser degree, fertilization. Thank goodness most people do not fertilize their lawns much here.
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I mow 3 zoyshia lawns. The one i messed up this year with the big mower because it was a little much for the lawn. The tires and sulky screwed it up.
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What can be done on tall fescue or St Augustine does not translate to zoysia at all. Correct mower is more like a trim or greens triplex if you want to ride.
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:19 AM
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some people love it, some hate it. But for me I'm starting to think I prefer it over St. Augustine any day. Let the war begin This one is actually mowed by the customer with a 21" rotary and I was there for a fert app so it would be an even better shade of green after the app. Overall I think its just a denser turf with better texture.
What height do you mow it at? We mostly have Augustine here and it likes a 3" or higher cut. But always wondered about zoysia. Just from looking at the photo I'm going to guess a 2 inch cut amiright?
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