Empire Zoysia 1.5" with Tru-cut

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Florida Gardener, May 22, 2012.

  1. Here is a Diamond Zoysia lawn that I maintain. It was recently leveled and sanded and will scalped and sanded again within the next week or so. I didn't do any of that, I just cut it and take care of the landscape. The pics don't do justice, it looks awesome. It's getting cut at 1.25" now, but hopefully will be able to cut lower than 1" after renovation.
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  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hijack:

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    My Bermuda at 5/8" yes I removed my shutters for painting...
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  3. A welcomed and approved hijack
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  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thank you!
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  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just couldn't decide between a half or 3/4s could you?
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  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well I need to topdress....1/2" is too low, 5/8 is just right!
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  7. Ira

    Ira LawnSite Silver Member
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    Three questions about topdressing...

    1. How well does it work if the soil is heavy clay (gumbo)?

    2. How "deep" can the topdressing be, i.e., is there a limit as to how much should be put on in a given time period?

    3. Good or bad idea to plug aerate before topdressing?

    Even though cutting at 1.5" and using a roller on my TruCut hides it, my lawn is pretty uneven.

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  8. cgaengineer

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    Works just fine on clay and I suggest core aeration prior to topdressing as well...they say no deeper than 1/2" but Bermuda is some tough stuff...it will find the light. Clay soil is all we have around here and topdressing is popular. Contrary to what people have said on this forum, my other lawn did not turn into concrete with the addition of 1/2" sand, If it turned to concrete I don't know how my lawn and everyone else's topdressed clay lawns looks so great. My current lawn has not been topdressed but I did power rake it this spring...two passes at 90 degree angles so it is very smooth. I plan to apply about 1/4" this season and again next season.
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  9. chaser2587

    chaser2587 LawnSite Member
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    What are you doing at 5/8??? I'm still at a 1/2"

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  10. cgaengineer

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    Looking great Chase! I can't do 1/2"...lawn is to rough.
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