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Zoysia grass seed question... would this work?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by baldbeefman, May 11, 2001.

  1. baldbeefman

    baldbeefman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    I just sodded my own yard with bermuda ($35 a pallet). I wish I had Zoysia though. I know Zoysia is dominate, but slow to spread. Could I take the clippings off of a good Zoysia lawn and spread them over mine and then just water it. Would this work?
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    Up north, Zoysia is a weed. My Parents neighbor just spent countless hours trying to eradicate this dredful parasite from his lawn. Two shots of round up, rototilling and seeding, now its starting to sprout up in other areas! When its green Mid May till Sept its real lush and easy to cut, weed free. But the other 8 months of the year its yellow/brown and full of onion grass. YUCK

    You can take all we got up here!
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    You could if this was how Zoysia spread but it doesn't. Zoysia spreads by growing new plants off of the old plant. Zoysia lawns are started by planting plugs of Zoysia grass and then it just spreads from there.
  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    You could aerate/overseed w/ zoysia seed bought from a supplier, but when you see the price ( 20-50$ per pound ) I think you'll learn to love the bermuda. as far as weed control goes, bermuda is far easier anyway. dave
  5. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    Stick with the Bermuda!

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