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Old 08-09-2004, 11:41 PM
CharlieBingo CharlieBingo is offline
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Best zoysiagrass for new york?

Hopefully someone can help. Customer really wants zoysia, any suggestions on variety, types etc.
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Old 08-09-2004, 11:52 PM
iluvbermuda iluvbermuda is offline
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For New York???

I just don't know.
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Old 08-10-2004, 12:22 AM
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Mikes Lawn Landscape Mikes Lawn Landscape is offline
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The best Zoyia for New York does not exist its a warm season grass. Tell your customer to quit reading its confusing them.

Get out NOW
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Old 08-10-2004, 12:37 AM
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I agree with the above post. Even here in arkansas, zoysia is the last to green up and the first to turn brown. It's a beautiful turf, but wouldn't at all be good for cool climates.
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Old 08-10-2004, 12:59 AM
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i've got two clients with some zoysia grasses and i'm about 50 miles north of NYC. Just picked them up this year so i can't comment on the greenery of them in stressed conditions but they've been doing well this season
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Old 08-10-2004, 08:34 AM
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Usually in northern climes, the stuff stays brown all year except for about 2 weeks during the summer. Plus it's a pita to mow. It's a warm weather grass, not well suited for northern areas. Stick with the cooler weather grasses.
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