Is it time to plant Zoysiagrass in N.Y.?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HenryB, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,844

    Out of the past 10 years eight of then in NY have been the hottest on record. Cool season grasses are frying even with irrigation. The few Zoysia lawns are thriving. I know most in the north frown on Zoysia. I've got soooo much crabgrass, fungus and toasted blue and rye. Last year was the hottest year on record and so much turf died. Maybe they'll make a hybrid Zoysia-blue or rye. Any opinions?
  2. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,568

    Try a dwarf turf type tall fescue. Lesco Team Mates Plus is good. It's a 70/20/10 TTFescue/Perennial Rye/Blue mix. The fescue puts down nice deep roots. Very drought tolerant. Zoysia sucks in the northeast. It is a southern grass.
  3. MDLawnman

    MDLawnman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 229

    Henry, when you have time browse this web site: - National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (Grass seed testing and evaluation)

    You'll find what you need there and have the best lawn anywhere!

    Have fun!

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