zoysia zenith in FL?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by jovanoty, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. jovanoty

    jovanoty LawnSite Member
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    I have a lot of weeds, but this is not why im here. Im sharing my experience growing grass from seeds. Im going to spray it with Drive 75 in the next couple of days. Also the grass close to the sidewalk is damage cause of freaking dogs using it as a toalett!!!
     
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Put a mole trap out there...watch the owners yank on the leash to keep their dogs away. You don't have to actually set the trap.
    Or get one of those lawn care signs," Keep off till dry. Lawn treatment." Same effect. Required by law in some states--but you can accidentally leave it there for months.
     
  3. jovanoty

    jovanoty LawnSite Member
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    closer picture of the grass:


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    Brown spots of dead grass, im guessing is because dog urine only around the walkway!!! Most of the time they walk the dogs night time, i dont think any sings will help! Maybe i should forgot some candy bars in the grass :)

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  4. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
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    You only put heads down one side of the drive, right? The corners along with the areas that spray does not overlap will not get properly watered with this design. If you don't believe me put down cups and note the difference between the corner where the grass is weak and where the heads overlap. Or you can visually see it if you look. You may have got away with this design in milder weather but when things get hotter and drier the improper design shows. See this all the time. Dog urine may be a factor but at some point you need to address this if you want it "right" which I assume you would since you have gone through all this work.
     
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  5. jovanoty

    jovanoty LawnSite Member
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    Failure, most of the grass died! Is it possible because of the rain? Have been raining every day the whole July! Im about to kill it all and start over :cry:
     
  6. CTPTURF

    CTPTURF LawnSite Member
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    Did you spray it with Drive? your last post mentioned that you were going to do that. I have no experience with seedling zoysia but maybe it was too much for the seedlings to take.
    I use it all the time on zoysia lawns installed from sod, works great.
     
  7. jovanoty

    jovanoty LawnSite Member
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    Yes i did. That helped too :)
     
  8. jovanoty

    jovanoty LawnSite Member
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    I put down Emerald Zoysia sod 2 days ago. I will try seeding different part of my yard next year. Any advice would be appreciated :)
    Thanks
     
  9. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think you will find it will be much more satisfying of a experience with the sod.
     
  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Until he finds out how hard Emerald Zoysia is to mow. Push reel mowers are a work out. The common home gardener and landscaper reels float on top of the thick grass. What is left are heavy golf and sports turf reel mowers.
     

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