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Old school fine-textured Zoysia

Available in the Carolinas: Emerald Zoysia

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  • Dense, plush growth
  • Full sun or bright shade
  • Drought resistant
  • Slow growth = less mowing
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Emerald Zoysiagrass

  • Medium green color
  • Thin leaf blade (fine textured)
  • Likes more acidic pH than tall fescue (low pH) - depending on results of your soil test, there may be no need to raise the pH with lime
  • Slowing growing - needs less mowing than Tall Fescue & Bermudagrass
  • Mow with a reel or robotic mower; don't use a rotary lawn mower

Emerald's other assets

  • Full sun; tolerant of partial shade
  • Weed resistant due to Emerald's dense turf that crowds out weeds and other grasses
  • Requires less fertilization than other lawns, especially compared to Bermudagrasses
  • Drought tolerant; it goes dormant in extended drought, greening up again when rain returns
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Where to Use Emerald Zoysia

Emerald Zoysia is ideal for show-piece lawns, where outstanding appearance and first impressions matter. This grass is a perfect solution for all sod and turfgrass needs in highly visible areas in warm climates.

  • Home lawns
  • Near patios & pools
  • Turf islands in retail and apartment complexes
  • Public and private parks
  • Zones 7b to 11a on the 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map or Zones 1-2 on the Turfgrass Hardiness Map

We've posted lots of Zoysia lawn care tips on the Super-Sod blog.

The Best Times to Apply Fertilizer

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Summer Mowing for Warm Season Grasses: Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede

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How to grow grass in the shade if you have dogs

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