zoysiagrass and St. Augustine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfman33, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. turfman33

    turfman33 LawnSite Member
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    May be a bit of a crazy question but here goes. What is the main difference between zoysiagrass and St. Augustine. On close inspection it looks like the grass blades on the Zoysia are a little more shorter for a start. But if you look at a lawn of each they are pretty close to the same looking.

  2. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Fore me tha The main difference is ...... maintanence .... good looking zoysia reguires time & money ...... also the St. Aug lawn is created with plugs or sod .... true most zoysia are sodded ....but there is an availiable seed for zoysia

    It grows MUCH slower than the St. Aug and can turn brown once under 70 degrees everyday... its a much softer thinner blade which can and does show a "stripe" when mowed ... of which although can be cut with a rotary mower it shows best when cut with a "reel" mower

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