Zoysia from Seed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by lawnspecialties, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    One of my residentials has decided (justifiably) to stop pursuing tall-fescue and go zoysia. I wanted bermuda but it's his yard and his wallet.payup
    I'll probably start it at the end of April or first of May.

    I've never dealt with zoysia. Normally I'd just core aerate heavily, fertilize with a high phosphorous content, and broadcast spread. Not really sure of the seed size. If it's like bermuda, I'll have the bags of sand ready.

    By the way; he doesn't want sod, plugs, or sprigs. Any suggestions? Thanks all.:)
  2. jeffinsgf

    jeffinsgf LawnSite Senior Member
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    I did my yard in zoysia "Companion" last year, and it seems to be doing well. You want high soil temps and a balanced fertilizer. I am not familiar with bermuda, but the zoysia seeds are tiny, much smaller than a pinhead and barely larger than a pinpoint. My seed came from Seed Research of Oregon. They have a good website with lots of details on preparation, planting and maintenance.

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