I highly recommend Zoysia palisades and cannot remember seeing an issue like this before? An arborist can tell you which trees will eventually get too big, which might cause problems with your water/sewer lines, which are healthy and which are not. I was wondering about combining the two (plugging Palisades and seeding Compadre) so as to establish a full lawn more quickly. Any thoughts about sprigging instead of plugging? I may have watered it once or twice last year when it was too dry for many days. Replied October 12, 2015, 3:59 PM EDT. Next, we have Crown Zoysia. The best method for stablishing a warm season grass is by Sod, seeding is highly discouraged. It has drought tolerance, just not as much as zoysia. The Seeds Of Zenith & Compadre Zoysia Grass. Thanks again! Wish my bluegrass cultivars did that. It is very difficult to sort through all of the info out there on the growing number of Zoysia cultivars, and even more so when it comes to combining more than one of them! It will help you remember their characteristics. I have a few bare spots that I want to seed. Warm season grasses such as these segregate out and do not mix the way a cool season grasses (e.g., tall fescue + Kentucky bluegrass) do. I went with Palisades Zoysia, and LOVE it. Plugs will have a better chance of surviving if they're at least 2 X 2 inches and preferrably 3 X 3 inches. UGA turf expert Clint Waltz says: Emerald zoysiagrass doesn’t grow really strong in limited light conditions (i.e. Call to Order; 770-271-9500; Home; Sod; Our Services; Who We Help. In addition to its medium-coarse texture, it tolerates heat and withstands cold relatively well. Tolerates Close Mowing (1/2\") 7. Let us know how it goes :-), ....I mean there's no need to pay 15 times more than the going rate for zoysia, and especially not for tiny 1 x 1 inch plugs when what you really want is 3 x 3 inch plugs :-). I would recommend the broadcast sprigging method ONLY to anyone who can get sprigs from the farm though, or has a better way to produce sprigs from sod. And there are probably local lawn and gardening clubs that will have knowledgeable people you can ask. And you can see Palisades, this is what we usually buy. There are probably 30 different kinds of Zoysia. Regarding the Palisades Zoysia itself - it is AWESOME. Check out this really interesting article in the Charlotte Observer posted by member sprinks98. Crown Zoysia is another medium blade grass. Maybe a few low plants on the edges with different textures - chicks & hens, mountain pinks (a low phlox). Now if you plan on Sod disregard but if it were me I would look at one of the hybrids because they look better with the exception of Meyer, but Compadre is a sibling of Meyer. Pull zoysiagrass in some shade and keep the ground moist and large patch will be there by year 2. Instead of going to war with the kids, she made and placed intriguing mosaic stepping stones along their shortcut. Crown, Palisades, and Zeon Zoysia. I thus far have chosen seeded Compadre because of the cost savings over Sod, the quicker results over plugs, and positive attributes I've seen from multiple University studies. New state rules will effectively limit turfgrass to 25 percent of the landscape in most new and renovated yards, Patiently observe what works and doesn’t work in your landscape, Brave the August heat and humidity in your summer garden, and you'll reap rewards this fall, Water restrictions making your garden look washed out? Emerald zoysia is a fine-textured hybrid zoysia that is one of the most attractive of the zoysia grasses. Still it's only been in his yard about a year now and I've heard it has issues with dead spots and cold tolerance... any ideas on that one specifically for the Charlotte, NC area? (40 inches by 20 inches is a piece of sod over 3 feet long and almost 2 feet wide.). Yes, it browns out in the winter, but it has grown and taken over ugly vines I had growing in my yard. The sod would come from a farm just outside of Charlotte here in NC: http://www.ncsod.org/SearchInfo.aspx?type=Zoysiagrass&cultivar=Pallisades. Cavalier Zoysia Produces Very Fine-Bladed Turf. --- More information about varieties are shown below. So Crown and Palisades you can’t even tell the difference. For Landscapers & Contractors; For Athletic Fields; For Golf Courses; For Nurseries; Homeowners; Our Projects; … These grasses will not do that. But there’s basically two families. Sod farms here sell Compadre and a few other varieties. Autek gave you some very good advice. I haven't seen the seeded varieties yet, but someone here (I think it was kimberlysc) said she was happy with the appearance of seeded Zenith. In my front yard, I planted 4 big pieces of sod to instantly wipe out a big weed patch there. Less water usage is always a plus. Zoysia Hybrid. That said, I'll put it on the list of questions to follow up with, and am obviously open to planting whatever will be the best variety for my situation. It (seeding) can be done, as my reference to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87gICFMkcDA (or click link below this posting) in an earlier posting shows. The hybrid Emerald resembles a matrella in texture and shoot density but is more cold hardy because of its japonica cross. I figure El Toro planted on 2 feet centers will take 2 years to cover. I like the idea of plugs or seed to save money and am willing to do the extra work. Emerald is a cross between Zoysia japonica and Zoysia matrella, it has a thin bladed leaf, and one of the slowest growth rates of the Zoysia family. Here is a link that might be useful: part 1 of RepoBrain Compadre Zoysia planting 2012, Maryland. S/he will be another voice to consider in your choice for a lawn grass, be it zoysia or centipede or something else. I live in Mebane and have red clay soil that I will amend after the current fescue and weeds are killed and removed. As far as shade tolerance, is Cavalier Zoysia the most … and I see at least 20 lawns a year with the same problem], Here is a link that might be useful: planting compadre see in maryland. The follow that up with a tractor and box blade to get the correct grade and a very heavy roller to compact the soil and leave a silky smooth flat surface ready to seed or sow seeds that will not settle much. Even hybrid Emerald Zoysia was created through natural plant breeding--no radiation zapping. • It’s good to plant on slopes. The county's water department had dug a hole there some 20 years ago, but they didn't fill it back in right, which lead to a big patch of weeds in the front yard zoysia. Just go to your local nursery, garden center, sod farm, or even big box. Meyer is the most common by far. I would not worry much about the cold tolerance of Zenith, for sure. Quote from their web site: "Each plug is a piece of Zoysia sod that measures 1" square" [that's 1 inch square]. I like the grass and have some myself. The biggest issue with the seeded varieties assuming you are going to seed it to start with is any of the seeded varieties of Zoysia are very difficult to get germination, and very slow to fill in. These grasses are typically used for lawns or general turf areas. Emerald zoysia is dark green with fine leaf texture, high shoot density and a low growth habit. Slow must be a relative term because I'm sure Kentucky Bluegrass doesn't spread that fast, not a foot in a year. This is something you need to think about especially if you plan to till. #4. I planted the plugs every 12 inches apart (every foot apart), and this Meyer Zoysia still filled that area completely in within 14 months--just a tad more than a year. Anyway their 4-inch round plugs of SR2284 Kentucky bluegrass expanded laterally by roughly 1 foot and 2 feet in about a year (give or take a couple months), depending if the round plugs were in Manhattan, Kansas, or Olathe. The varities that green up the soonest are: El Torro, any of the Japaonica varieties (Meyer, Zenith, Compadre), Emerald, and Bellaire. Finer-textured zoysiagrasses tend to have relatively low maximum heights, even though some still exhibit vigorous horizontal spread. I used the "broadcast sprigging" method I described in an earlier post. Of the nearly 40 cultivars of Zoysia available in the USA, not a single one was created through irradiation. Here's a top-bottom spatial representation of the three: Zoysia japonicaZoysia matrellaZoysia tenuifolia (a.k.a. It is well-suited for quality lawns where regular maintenance and care is provided. On the lawn side, between the stepping stones and the house, she placed a park bench and had a cement umbrella "port" installed (a handy neighbor did it for nothing) to create shade in the warmer months. Tilling is one of the most beneficial things you can do prior to establishing a lawn whether you have irrigation or not. Hi, we'll need to know what city you're in, or at least near to, in order to help you choose a particular kind of grass. You can also call your local state turfgrass Extension specialist, often affiliated with a university I think. In the north half of the country's Transition Zone, about the only Zoysias used are Meyer, Belair, Chinese Common, and Zenith. I paid special attention to a 30 or 40 square foot section of the old vegetable garden. St. Augustine Grass is coarse and textured, commonly used for both commercial and residential lawns. Emerald is a hybrid between Zoysia japonica and Zoysia tenuifolia (the third species found in the USA). A comprehensive comparison between Bermuda & Zoysia turf types offered by Tifton Turf. Palisades Zoysia has good establishment and regrowth characteristics and is somewhat drought tolerant. Compadre Zoysia (aka Companion) is one of the very few common Zoysia grasses (Zenith is the other) that produce fertile seed that you can buy. How do Cavalier Zoysia grass and Emerald Zoysia grass compare to Palisades Zoysia and other grass varieties like St. Augustine grass? Think of the three species of Zoysia spatially. No, not really. ... Emerald. The first four varieties are within the Zoysia japonica species while the last three are within Zoysia matrella. Question is, how? Many factors--genetic, environmental and cultural--affect turfgrass growth and development. I never considered it due to the fact that most articles I had read say it's a ton of work. 03-30-2011, … Compadre (Companion) is looking like a winner to me. It will likely still be a 2-year grow-in. Everything I had read and been advised about it is true. Excellent Establishment 5. The matrella's and Emerald will be slightly more work than the japonica's. Cavalier, released for production in ... and sprigs than the inter-specific hybrid Emerald Zeon Zoysia Compadre Zoysia and has demonstrated good insect resistance and shade tolerance. Both varieties are slightly wider in leaf width than Meyer Zoysia. Some folks may object to this rather unnatural process, while others may not. Keep this in mind, the most traffic tolerant warm season grass (zoysia or bermuda) will have ZERO traffic tolerance when is dormant. Since you probably have time now as you wouldn't do this until the spring/summer, I would recommend you go on the NTEP website. Not to say pros do not do it because in fact they do. Do you know if TifBlair Centipede would do well in this area? Only way to fix it is the following season by top dressing and grading. So if your only choices are Zenith, Emerald or Empire, then go with Zenith as it is the only one with any type of Cold Tolerance. El Toro Zoysia is even faster. … Emerald – A very fine-bladed variety that resemble a lush Tif 419 Bermuda lawn. Cavalier Zoysia forms a thick lawn with fine textured leaf blades(3-4mm) with a dark green color. I think I've officially been talked out of seeding Zoysia at this point. Cold Hardy 4. People say zoysia is slow, but I'm very happy with the spreading speed of Meyer Zoysia. Texas Weed, or ZoysiaSod, or any other that would like to chime in on this... Is the above comment from TW on the seeded varieties of Zoysia something that is agreed on? All zoysia grass performs best in full sun, but it tolerates light to moderate shade, with some tolerating these conditions better than others. Thanks. One site described feeding sod into a mulcher, then spreading the sprigs out just as you would straw (after preparing the soil as you would for any new lawn). Zorro, propagated from a clone of one Z. matrella seedling, was … So many good, and even professional, solutions in the comments. So the matrella's are in the middle (they spread faster than tenuifolia but slower than japonica; they're more cold-hardy than tenuifolia, but less cold-hardy than japonica, etc., etc.). They also supply to a new community (Brier Chapel) in Chapel Hill, if you're ever up that way. It also handles moderate shade and salty conditions quite well. Her little corner gained quite a bit of positive comments from neighbors, and became a welcome (maintenance-free) resting spot for young and old. Here Larry O'Neil explains the differences in Empire and Emerald Zoysia Grass. St. Augustine is really popular here as is Bermuda, but after feeling all of them I'm leaning toward Emerald. Compadre (Companion) can be established from seed or sod. If you are going to plug Zoysia recommended spacing is 6 inches on centers so it can fill in in 1 season. Sine winter kill is not an issue for you, Spring Green up is important. I guess you could say Zoysia is more environmentally friendly than tall fescue--at least in the Transition Zone, which can get really hot in summer and really cold in winter. However, I have found many sources now that describe broadcast sprigging, which seems not too crazy of an idea, and the fastest way (other than sod) to establish a Zoysia lawn? One problem with that is when you maintain a close cut grass like Zoysia or Bermuda maintain at 2-inches or less the bumpy uneven terrain will cause scalping and gouging. Palisades is a medium to coarse texture turf, it tolerates mowing as close as 1/2″ and is noted for shade tolerance and low water use requirements. Both grasses are warm season perennial grasses that grow actively during the summer but go dormant and lose their color in winter. If you need amendments your contractor with the box blade can do that. This method allows a pallet of 450 sf of sod to plant 4500 sf. Great information from those above, but this site is awesome. Mt. We’re looking at getting some of the thinner bladed Zoysia grass, but Palisades is the thicker bladed Zoysia. It is not as available in NC as many of the other cultivars, but I assume you have located a source? It’s very minimal. Emerald, since it grows so slowly, Emerald will not encroach into other landscaping. Don't listen to TW, he offers decent advise for people out in Texas growing Bermuda. It's all one piece of solid zoysia now. Not all of which I think will actually grow well here and they honestly didn't seem very knowledgeable... or possibly I just happen to catch the 3 separate employees that didn't know anything about grass... which is what lead me to this forum. You mentioned Empire Zoysia. 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