Purchased new home with Zoysia front yard... (pictures)

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by dcnc, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Cut that zoysia at 1/2" with a reel mower, you will make your lawn happy.
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  2. dcnc

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    Man, I thought Zoysia was supposed to be LOW-maintenance!! ;) I'm cutting it at roughly 1.25", and I swear it grows back FAST. YES, I have a nice reel mower.

    I'd love to cut it lower, but the fact is that when I "mow the lawn", I'm only cutting about 25% zoysia in most parts of the yard. Most of the lawn is still showing weeds and poa annua. Trying to power my reel mower (at 1/2") through a sea of thick poa annua.... not gonna happen. Its hard enough at 1.25", and I'm 6' tall and strong. :weightlifter:

    How often could I mow and not damage the zoysia?? As in, could I mow at 1.25" on Monday, 1" on Wednesday, 0.75" on Friday, and 0.5" on Sunday?

    Still wondering what I should do with the thatch that is still hanging around, too... (?) I raked a lot of it up in March, but there is plenty more.
     
  3. cgaengineer

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    You need a powered reel mower!
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  4. dcnc

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    Many thanks!!

    Liquid? Granules? Brand? Amount for 1500 sqft? Any recommendations?
     
  5. dcnc

    dcnc LawnSite Member
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    LOL!! No, I just need less poa annua. ;)

    Powered reel mower = $$$$. Not necessary, imo.
     
  6. dcnc

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    I was thinking the same thing... just seems like the seed heads are quick to come out. Never thought I would need to mow every 3-4 days...

    ...and no, I'm not confusing the poa annua seed heads with the Zoysia. ;)
     
  7. cgaengineer

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    Its necessary if you have to mow 3 times per week in the 100 degree GA heat.
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  8. dcnc

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    LOL... that sounds like a golf course situation to me. ;) Am I right?

    I think my yard would look great at around 1"... with no weeds or poa annua. Once I get there, maybe I can think about 0.5". :)
     
  9. cgaengineer

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    Golf course...nope, its my lawn!
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  10. dcnc

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    Yowsa!!! How much did that mower set you back? ;)
     

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