Drought tolerant; this lawn does not like standing water
Emerald green-colored lawn
Finest leaf texture
Dense, lush, thick sod crowds out weeds and other grasses
Wear- and traffic-tolerant turfgrass
Slow growing lawn
Superior disease resistance
Tolerates extreme heat
Good winter hardiness (but best adapted to the mid- to deep-South)
Low growth habit
Can be rotary or reel mowed
Emerald Zoysia sod is ideal for:
Show-piece lawns, where outstanding appearance is worth a premium: near patios, around pool decks, small turf islands in retail and apartment complexes, and larger corporate or commercial areas where first impressions really matter!
Public and private parks
All sod and turfgrass needs in highly visible areas in warm climates
Emerald Zoysia turfgrass tolerates extreme heat and moderate winters of the lower south and is well-adapted for climates from the southern coast of the US to the lower transition zone. It can establish, survive and provide quality turfgrass cover from North Carolina to Texas and mid to southern California.
Emerald Zoysia sod has these further characteristics:
Emerald Zoysia turfgrass has the finest leaf blade of the commercially-produced varieties and is the perfect turfgrass for making a positive lawn “first impression.”
Emerald Zoysia turfgrass is a very cold-hardy, warm-season turfgrass that stays green longer into the fall than other varieties.
Emerald Zoysia turfgrass has a somewhat higher maintenance level than other Zoysias. It simply cannot be neglected for long periods of time, but if fertilized once or twice annually, watered as needed, and cut regularly, it makes an absolutely enviable lawn, in both full sun or moderate shade.
Emerald Zoysia turfgrass is less troubled by insect pests than Meyer.
Emerald Zoysia turfgrass can be installed as dormant sod, but it is not a recommended best practice for this variety.
Emerald Zoysia turfgrass is the first commercially-grown, vegetatively-propagated F1 hybrid Zoysia (Zoysia japonica × Z. tenuifolia) produced in the US. Bred by Dr. Forbes and released in 1955 (several years after Meyer), this improved Zoysia grass exhibits a finer leaf texture than other Zoysia japonica grass selections like Meyer and Zenith. Its attractive fine texture and color resulted in Emerald being declared the “Cadillac of lawn grasses.”
Emerald Zoysia turfgrass is only reproduced vegetatively. Emerald Zoysia seed is not available for starting Emerald Zoysia lawns.
SOD is available, in individual rolls or full pallets, for pick-up/delivery at Super-Sod Outlets.