Alabama's Zoysia Grass And Turf Sod Farms

Characteristics of Zoysia Grass

Zoysia Grass is a warm season Alabama turf grass. Zoysia Grass's leaf texture is fine to a medium coarse and is sometimes sharp to the touch of a finger. Zoysia grasses leaf color ranges from a bright green and can be a dark green. Zoysia grass forms a very dense, low maintenance lawn. Zoysia grass requires full sunshine lawns. Zoysia grass spreads by both stolons and rhizomes. Zoysia grass grows very slow. There are some faster growing varieties of Zoysia that are available. Just ask us about them.

Zoysia Grass has been used by Alabamians and southerners for many years because it provides an extremely lush looking lawn.

Recommended Usage of Zoysia Grass

Zoysia grass does extremely well in hot, tropical, humid regions of Alabama and the Southeastern United States. Zoysia Grass grows well in hot, arid regions. Zoysia grass can withstand heavy traffic and usage. Zoysia grass is highly recommended for residential yard lawns and on commercial business lawns.

Temperature Tolerance of Zoysia Grass

Zoysia grass will lose some of its bright or dark green color during prolonged periods of extreme heat.  Zoysia lawn grasses go dormant during winter months.  Zoysia grass has the best cold tolerance of any warm-season turf and sod grasses.

Drought Tolerance of Zoysia Grass

Zoysia grass has a moderate drought tolerance.  Zoysia grass does better if maintained by regular watering or being installed over a sprinkler water system.

Shade Tolerance of Zoysia Grass

Zoysia turf and lawn grasses have a fair tolerance to shade.  Zoysia grasses do better in full sunlight and has good wear resistance.  Zoysia is slower growing in partial shade but does much better than some warm-season grasses.

Wear Resistance of Bermuda Grass

Zoysia lawn grasses does not show excessive traffic wear.  Zoysia wear is minimal.  Zoysia is a tough grass that does not show wear.  Look at the golf coarses.  They have carts all over them and Zoysia hangs in there.  The Alabama Zoysia turf grass is usually a fine leaf blade and is usually mowed closer to the soil.  1/2 inch in height is common.  As you can see, the shorter the grass leaf, the less it will show traffic.  Look at it the same way you look at carpet.  If you buy shag carpet that is not very dense, it will look worn and mashed down quicker than carpet that has a shorter pile and is more dense.  Zoysia grass is similar and with its short pile, looks great longer and wears better than Bermuda, Centipede or St. Augustine grasses. 

We hope you have enjoyed reading about Alabama Zoysia grass.  If you need any additional information or would love to order some Zoysia grass for your your yard or your next job, please give us a call at 251.986.8873 at our corporate headquarters in Elberta, Alabama or call us at 334.277.1586 at our Dozier Farm Location in Montgomery, Alabama.  We will be glad to assist you and your Zoysia lawn Grass needs.