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What Now? (New Zoysia)

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by LittleLawn, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. LittleLawn

    LittleLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I just put down about 1000 sq. ft. of Zoysia in my front yard. It's on a new bed of a good sandy soil to which I added a fine layer of topsoil. I've been giving it lots of water, and will cont. to do so as per instructions for the first 3 weeks. So far so good - a piece I pulled up after a week already had roots at least one inch into the soil and the grass is a dark green.

    Now what? Have I missed anything? Should I use a starter fertilizer?

    Also, when laying the sod I discovered a red ant colony (not to mention the hundreds of spiders, crickets, etc). How soon can I spray a pesticide on my new lawn w/o damaging it? What product(s) are ok/not ok to use on Zoysia?

    Lastly, what sort of monthly/yearly/seasonal upkeep should I do to keep this new investment in good shape?

  2. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,194

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