Topdressing zoysia

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tbarchaser, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Tbarchaser

    Tbarchaser LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 449

    Ok kids...I have the new reel mower :D and a bumpy zoysia lawn:confused:

    I have measured the dips randomly and it looks like max deviations are 1" Could I just topdress with sand 1/4"
    let it grow through then repeat until level?

    I have a cust that is a retired Golf Course super he is a bit nutty but he knows his stuff. I could consult him and let him supervise (he is bored and would love it) or is it simple enough to do myself?

    Oh...I cant make ANY mistakes, its a great account and I take care of this guys commercial accounts and his rentals.
     
  2. Tbarchaser

    Tbarchaser LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 449

    here is a pic

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  3. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    You could probably do the full 1/4"-1" with a mix of loam and sand and then place some sprigs with good stolon development in the deepest topdressed areas for good measure. We don't have too much Zoysia here in WV, so maybe I'm not 100% right. A retired golf course super could give you all kinds of information on the native grasses in your area. It's worth getting all the info you can to maintain your best interests with this client.:D
     
  4. Tbarchaser

    Tbarchaser LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 449

    I cut it today at 1.5" with no scalping. It looked pretty good.
    The last lco cut it at 2.5 with a rotary so I took a lot off.

    But I think if I let it grow in I will be ok. I may top dress in the winter to stay busy.
     
  5. TotalCareSolutions

    TotalCareSolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    Yes.
     

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