Do you want a great looking lawn without the hassle of maintenance? A grass that grows in thick, crowds out weeds and requires less mowing? Zoysia grass is my favorite lawn because you can plant it and forget it (kind of). In fact, I only mow my Zoysia once every two weeks in the summer. Zoysia is a warm season grass which means in areas like the Mid-Atlantic it will go dormant in the winter and turn brown. I personally don't mind that my lawn is brown when it's cold - so are the trees and other foliage. When it get's really cold even Tall Fescue will turn brown. In the heat of the summer, my Zoysia lawn is the best looking lawn on the block, it simply looks amazing.
Should I Buy Zoysia Sod?
It depends on your needs and wants. Here at Central Sod Farms - we love Zoysia sod because it requires less mowing, less watering and less fertilizer (if any). It's what we have around our office. Zoysia will save you money because it requires less care, less labor and since it spreads through stolons and rhizomes, you won't be needing to over seed. If your yard gets damaged from traffic, pets or from practicing your golf swing, Zoysia will self-repair. Best of all you won't need to treat for weeds because Zoysia will crowd them out.
You should buy Zoysia sod if your yard has full sun, you're looking for a lawn that requires little upkeep and you don't mind that it turns brown in the winter. Sometimes people ask us how to get the Zoysia to green up faster in the spring - follow this link for tips on how to make it appear green sooner.