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Thick, Plush, Comfortable: Zenith Zoysia

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  • Dense, plush growth
  • Full sun or bright shade
  • Drought resistant
  • Slow growth = less mowing
Heat & hard frost tolerant

Tolerates temperature extremes

Thriving in the high heat and humidity of the Deep South to the cold winters of the Mid Atlantic, Zenith Zoysia is the best-adapted turf for the transition zone (an area from Baltimore to Cincinnati to St. Louis and West) and then south to Miami. Allowing the broadest geographic distribution of all zoysia turf grasses.

Love fescue, but hate the upkeep? Choose Zenith.

  • Deep green color
  • Medium-sized leaf blade (medium textured) that most closely resembles tall fescue
  • 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
  • Drought tolerant; it goes dormant in extended drought, greening up again when rain returns

Zenith's other assets

  • Full sun; tolerant of partial shade or some bright filtered shade (pine shade or high shade)
  • Weed resistant due to Zenith's dense turf that crowds out weeds and other grasses
  • Can be installed in the winter (when dormant) or summer
  • Mow with a reel, rotary, or robotic lawn mower
  • Requires less fertilization than other lawns, especially compared to Bermudagrasses
  • Zenith stripes well, as seen in pictures herein
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Where to Use Zenith Zoysia

Zenith Zoysia sod is a great fit for both homes and commercial spaces. It's often used as a replacement for Tall Fescue due to it's wide leaf blades. Zenith Zoysia resembles Tall Fescue more than any other zoysia and is more heat and drought tolerant than any Tall Fescue type.

  • Home lawns & commercial landscapes
  • Sports fields
  • Golf courses on fairways, tees, & rough
  • Public & private parks
  • Roadsides & medians
  • Near the ocean due to its tolerance of salt spray
  • Zones 5b to 11a on the 2012 Plant Hardiness Zone Map or Zones 1-4 on the Turfgrass Hardiness Map

Eager for more? There's Zenith lawn care advice on our Blog.

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

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Unique & versatile methods of establishment

Zenith is available as sod & seed

Sodding and seeding result in beautiful lawns that, in time, will look the same. The differences, in brief:

  • Sod costs more, but offers instant impact
  • Sod cost more, but is easier to take care of during the establishment phase
  • Seed costs less, but the trade off is in your time and effort
  • Seed is the solution in areas where Zenith sod is not available

Both methods can be even be combined. Examples of combinations are to sod your front lawn and seed your back yard or sod your slopes (to prevent seed loss due to runoff) and seed the flat areas. Seed can also be used to overseed patchy, thin sodded areas.