I have tried to keep my fescue lawn looking good but it never can make it through the hot summers of NC. I am really thinking about doing zoysia. I only have about 4000-5000 sq ft. I was going to try to do zoysia with seed instead of sod to see if it would work (cheaper since it is my lawn). I would spray, aerate, and water frequently. Anyone have any sucess? Am I wasting my time? I just want it to come up and look ok. I know it will take some time to get it thick and nice.