Help me choose fertilizer for Emerald Zoysia

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by josh5808, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. josh5808

    josh5808 LawnSite Member
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    Hi Everyone,

    This summer, I put down 3 pallets of Emerald Zoysia. I live just north of Atlanta, GA by the way.

    The grass was doing excellent all summer long. Now, my 4 dogs have left spots everywhere from using it as a potty :cry:.

    I want to fertilize it to help bring the spots back and, since it is beginning to get cold, I thought it would be a good idea to fertilize it so it will be healthy next year.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for the right type of fertilizer to use?
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,500

    Milorganite and 10~10~10 seems to work. I have a couple of customers with dog urine issues.
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  3. tobylou8

    tobylou8 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    4 dogs? Man that's gonna be hard long term if they're big ones. In a nutshell, zoysia fert program is opposite of TTTF. AFTER you do a soil test and correct the pH, I recommend a fert high in potassium (last number on bag). Don't know what is available at big box stores. I personally wouldn't use a lot if nitrogen on zoysia this time if year. Water the daylights out of the urine spots. If these areas become the dogs favorites, kiss that area goodbye. I have a customer with only 2 dogs and they have ruined the back yard with urine. Have a great day.
  4. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
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    Got to walmart look in the pet section. They have some kinda spray for these urine spots and its very cheap. I think it neutralizes the acid levels in the urine. Not sure on the exact details but I think its worth a few bucks to try it out
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