anyone have zoisia grass?

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  1. Philip_G

    Philip_G Producer

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    I'm plugging my lawn with it shortly. I understand it's slow growing, but hardy.
    anyone have some? how do you like it?
     
  2. Bill Cowmeadow

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    Zoisia (SP) grass is common in the midwest. As you said, it is slow growing, and will take about three years to fill in completely. you will, in the end be rewarded with a fine lawn. One word of caution, it is susceptible to mold and related disease when mature, so water early in the day and allow it to dry between waterings, avery other day will be enough.
    Bill
     
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    any idea how it reacts to dog pee [​IMG]
    I've heard it's a little better off than kentucky bluegrass, but not much
     
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    We have Zoisia grass... It NEVER dies!! You can't kill it, it'll survive a nuclear holocost. Having said that, it will remain brown far longer in the spring than your neighbors and dog pee will turn spots brown though.

    However, we never water our lawn and it lives on. You can simply spread it by taking the roots and moving it to whatever spot you like.

    It also isn't a very "soft" grass.. Sometimes walking barefoot on it, tickles the feet.

    Jay
     
  5. Philip_G

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    my kentucky bluegrass is almost gone, it's down to bare dirt in some spots where the dog goes, and one of my coworkers plugged zoysia for the same reason, so I'm hoping he's right and it'll come back after getting burned by dog pee. Wish me luck.
     
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    Zoisia? No man, ain't heard of that...

    But I've got a cross of Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent, and Northern California Sensemilia. The amazing stuff about this is, that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff.

    [​IMG]

    (Just couldn't resist... [​IMG] )
     
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    It's pronounced Zorsha if that helps.
     
  8. Bill Cowmeadow

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    Jay,
    What you describe sounds more like bermuda grass. Zoisia can be overrun by bermuda grass and you might not even notice, except for the fact that it goes dormant quickly in the fall and takes forever to green up in the spring.

    Bill
     
  9. Philip_G

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    bill, so does zoysia according to my reading.
     

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