Zoyia maintenance?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by williams lcm, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a customer with a nice green zoyia lawn. He told me that it should be cut every 10 days because a golf course zoyia pro told him. I cut it every week now and it looks great. Give me the info on this grass .thanks guys
  2. turfmd101

    turfmd101 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think he stopped the cart girl too many times & by the time he TT the pro his memory was intoxicated which led to his misunderstanding of the conversation.
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  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    every week is better but it doesn't matter on zoysia. you could wait 2 weeks and be fine because it grows so slowly. i have one i do about every 10-14 days. i mow it at 2.5" in the spring then 2 3/4" right now and then up to 3" during the summer heat. i move it back down to 2.5" in the fall.
  4. Greencuts518

    Greencuts518 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,897

    It's zoysia. I have it here in N.Y. and my lawn still isn't 100% green. June-October it looks it's best, otherwise it looks like straw.
  5. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Depends on what you're mowing at. If you keep it high, then 10 days is fine. If you're mowing it at the recommended height unlike everyone else in orlando, you'll be billing for a mess at 10 days.
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    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here in the northeast I’ve droped and lost a few zoysia accounts, and I couldn’t be happier. It thicker than a rug here, roots are deep, you could nearly scalp it in the growing season and it still comes in heavy. Beat the tar off any of my mowers at the time. Do not miss it. Had one today and I had the deck set at 7 inches and still chugging
  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    you shouldn't mow it short unless you use a reel mower. using a rotary blade mower 2.5"-3" is where you should mow it at.
  8. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'd say you're correct, but add, I don't think you will find reels around here on zoysia lawn too often.
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  9. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Ark
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    There is no one size fits all answer. Different environments, inputs and expectations & etc.
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  10. dkflipse

    dkflipse LawnSite Member
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    I stopped at a house the other day. Huge mansion with good loking zoysia at golf course height. Gardner says he's mowing twice weekly in the summer!
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