Zoysia vs. Common Bermuda

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Heintooga, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Heintooga

    Heintooga LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    Last year I over-seeded a lawn with Common Bermuda and it's finally starting to show. Now I've been asked to consider plugging with Zoysia. Will there be any advantage in lower maintenance as far as weed control and disease resistance?
    ps... Before the Bermuda the lawn was a mess of grass and weed varieties.
  2. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,064

    The trade off is that zoysia is much harder to cut properly. You will need a heavy duty reel mower for zoysia and heaven help you if it is allowed to get over an inch thick. Bermuda is not as woody. It is fairly easy to cut, but a reel mower is preferred for that as well.
  3. wrager

    wrager LawnSite Member
    from ATL
    Posts: 164

    Zoysia is slow to establish and suffers from thatch issues. I don't think it looks as good as Bermuda, even the common varieties.

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