do not tolerate more than an ocassional water-logging, s
that your soil has good internal draining. They
will tolerate a wide range of soil
types from Acid to Neutral pH.
Zoysias form such a very dense lawn, it has a greater resistance to
weeds than other lawn grasses, such as green
has a very fine texture and is dark green in colour.
The slow growth
rate of Zoysia tenuifolia reduces the need for mowing and its nitrogen
is lower than that of most grasses. Spreading is by rhizomes
slow growth rate of Zoysia does mean that damaged areas take more time
repair, but because Zoysia leaves have such high silica levels, it
extremely wear-tolerant, compared with other warm-season turf grasses.
because it is a slow growing variety of grass, commercial growing of
a more expensive exercise, but in my opinion, this is outweighed by the
reduced frequency of mowing.
tolerate much lower soil fertility than other grasses, such as green
but will respond to a nitrogen fertiliser by faster growth and
a deeper green
would recommend slow-release
fertilisers to deliver the nitrogen required
Low Temperatures are about the only thing that has the slightest
impacton Zoysia tenuifolia. But, as can be seen in the photograph below,
it will survive even under the harshest of Winter conditions.