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Zoysia No Mow Grass Plant Trays

(Zoysia Tenuifolia)

Each Tray measures 330mm x 330mm

Includes FREE Express Postage

Zoysia Tenuifolia Tiles
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  • Our Plant Trays of Korean No Mow Groundcovers (Zoysia Tenuifolia) are a stunning alternative to lawns
  • The No Mow Slabs are Cultivated and Delivered in shallow Trays
  • Each Tray measures 330mm x 330mm and only 22mm deep
  • Achieve Full Green Coverage instantly
  • Simply remove your No Mow Grass tiles from the Tray and lay on the Prepared Area
  • If needed you can Cut to Shape with Scissors and butt together for Complete Coverage
  • Ask us about a Bulk Buy Price
  • We can also supply Zoysia in pots if you prefer (See Menu)
  • Delivered Direct To Your Door
  • If you require Less than the Minimum Five Trays, call us for a price
  • For Large Orders Ask about a Price for Direct Delivery from our Grower
  • Normally Express Posted Same Day  (Due to Covid we only post on Mondays and Tuesdays - We will post as late as Wednesday for Sydney Orders)
  • Tracking Available For All Deliveries
  • For Large Orders Ask about a Price for Direct Delivery from our Grower
  • If you do not have a Credit Card, email us for our Bank Details
  • The risk for the Products shall pass to the Purchaser at the time of dispatch, even if the Supplier agrees to perform additional services, such as arranging of transportation of the Products
  • Covid-19 Update - Our groundcovers are very hardy and travel really well. Whilst we are yet to experience any significant delays or failed deliveries due to Covid-19, we cannot guarantee 100% that your order will be delivered on time, or even without a significant delay.
    All Online Nurseries have been effected by Covid-19, and Tranquil Havens is no exception. We are all in the same boat when it comes to plant deliveries.
    In saying that, we have been less impacted than most, due to the fact that we utilise Express Postage and or Next Day Delivery Couriers for all of our orders.
  • We are not permitted to send to WA, NT or TAS due to quarantine laws


Korean Bump Grass

5 x No Mow Grass Trays


$244.00 inc. GST

Zoysia Tenuifolia

10 x No Mow Grass Trays


$487.00 inc. GST

Zoysia Tenuifolia

20 x No Mow Grass Trays


$973.00 inc. GST

No Mow Grass

50 x No Mow Grass Trays


$2429.00 inc. GST

Zoysia Clumping Grass

100 x No Mow Grass Trays


$4857.00 inc. GST


Instant Groundcovers

Use our unique Zoysia tenuifolia Trays to create an instantaneous 'no mow grass' groundcover that is much loved by landscapers, and fast becoming Australia's favourite ornamental Grass. A Lawn you don't have to mow!

A stunning alternative to lawns and other outdoor creations. The trays are filled with media and seeded with one of a select group of low growing herbs, ornamental grasses and perennials.

Zoysia Tenuifolia Tiles

Our Zoysia Tenuifolia is cultivated and delivered in shallow trays measuring 330mm x 330mm and only 22mm deep.

One Tray is the equivalent of 10 x 100mm pots.

As the plants grow, the roots bind the media together so that the No Mow Grass can be removed from the tray then laid on the area you have prepared.

If required, simply cut your Zoysia tiles to shape with scissors then butt together and water in for a complete coverage.

No waiting for pots of grass to grow together!

Achieve full green coverage instantly at half the cost of using 100mm pots!

What is Zoysia Tenuifolia?

Zoysia tenuifolia is fast becoming Australia's favourite 'No Mow' Grass. It forms fluffy, moss-like mounds and makes an ideal groundcover for Japanese / Balinese Gardens, Rockeries and Fairy Gardens.

It is perfect for use between Pavers or Stepping Stones or as a Feature Plant in a Large Pots. It's Fine, Dark Green leaves and Dense Undulating habit makes it ideal candidate for weed control when planted en-mass. It's wavy appearance makes it a fantastic architectural plant.

Zoysia Tenuifolia is native to Asia, and is named after botanist  Karl von Zois. Karl von Zois zu Laibach was a Carniolan amateur botanist and plant collector. He is best known today as the namesake of zoysiagrass, which was named by Carl Ludwig Willdenow in 1801. The bellflower Campanula zoysii is also named after him.

A warm-season grass, its deep root system allows it to tolerate drought better than many other turf grasses. It is also tolerant of shade, cold and foot traffic.

Zoysia tenuifolia is thought to originate from the Mascarene Islands. Zoysia tenuifolia is also referred to as Mascarene grass.

Zoysia tenuifolia is known by many Common Names including;

  • Korean Velvet Grass
  • Japanese Velvet Grass
  • No Mow Grass
  • Mascarene Grass
  • Temple Grass
  • Minmow Grass
  • Petting Grass
  • Kourai Grass

Zoysia Tenuifolia is mainly utilised as a ground cover in Oriental Gardens, among rocks and ponds, and makes a spectacular architectural specimen as it can also grow over rocks and other structures in the garden. It is also used to great effect when planted between pavers.

Anyone who has visited the Hunter Valley Gardens will tell you, the Zoysia tenuifolia looks absolutely magnificent in the oriental setting.

The Oriental Garden draws its influence from primarily Japanese and Korean gardens and is a place of harmony, balance and serenity.

With the one of the largest lawns of Zoysia tenuifolia (Korean Velvet Grass) in Australia, some of the other flowers and plants include; Cloud Trees which are a native Lilly Pilly species, Syzygium australe “Tiny Trev” and “Bush Christmas”, Salvia, Liriope along with various topiaries which are created using Buxus japonica or Japanese Box. The stunning Japanese Iris or Iris ensata grows along the water’s edge producing stunning purple/blue flowers. Make sure you don’t miss the superb late Winter and Spring display of Azaleas, Camellias and Magnolias.

This garden is precisely trimmed and manicured with natural curves making it flow among its surroundings.

One of its main features is a two-story traditional Japanese pagoda surrounded by natural Australian granite. The pond is home to many colourful and beautiful Koi.

One of the best places to view the Oriental Garden is from the top of the Italian Grotto, one of the most stunning vantage points in Hunter Valley Gardens.

Here is an article written in the Sydney Morning Herald   Zoysia Makes a Brilliant Green Nomow Lawn. Written by Robin Powell, this article sings the praises of Zoysia Tenuifolia. Robin describes Zoysia and mentions Tranquil Havens and my good self:

"Keen gardener Graeme Fraser saw it there (Hunter Valley Gardens) in 2009 and loved its free-form, free-flowing look. So when he found it impossible to buy for his own garden, he made a ‘‘note to self: business opportunity".

He launched Tranquil Havens (tranquilhavens.com.au), an online nursery selling Dwarf Mondo and Zoysia, his true love, by mail-order. Graeme says his success, despite his lack of horticultural experience, is a guarantee to other gardeners of the plant’s adaptability. It grows in sun and shade, only complains if left in soggy soil, and is not particularly expensive.

"If you fancy a brilliant emerald green lawn that doesn’t need mowing, mossy-looking landscapes without the challenge of growing moss, and softness so alluring you can’t keep your hands off it, meet Zoysia tenuifolia. It is the plant set to become this decade’s mondo grass."                                                                                           Robin Powell - Sydney Morning Herald 

Visit Robin's Blog

Check out Robin's SMH Articles - Sydney Morning Herald Columnist

Zoysia Tenuifolia - "One of the 5 Must-Have Plants for Sydney"

Other Zoysia Grass related Articles

Here is an article by Ivana Katz which mentions shows Zoysia at the Hunter Valley Gardens: Ivana Katz - Hunter Valley Gardens - One of the 4 Most Beautiful Gardens You Need To Visit in NSW

Rochelle Greayer - Learn to create Your Dream Garden

Petting Grass
Hunter Valley Gardens

Zoysia No Mow Grass planted at the Hunter Valley Gardens

Zoysia Tenuifolia is also a great lawn and sloping bank grass species, but is much more appealing when used as an ornamental grass ground cover, as it possesses an unusual clumping or mounding appearance.

It makes an excellent ground cover for Japanese Themed Gardens where you want to simulate a moss style landscape or where trees make establishing a conventional lawn difficult.

No Mow Grass

Korean Grass Planted In A Japanese Garden Landscape

Image By David Henry - Flickr

Zoysia Tenuifolia is mainly used as a ground cover because of its tendency to grow in an undulating way, creating ripples and small hills right up to the trunks of trees in deep shade. Because they have such good shade tolerance, newly established Zoysias will easily adjust to shading as the surrounding Shrubs and trees mature.

Zoysia grasses are fairly drought-tolerant and can remain green for four to five weeks without water, even on a sand-based soil. They cope so well with drought because they in-roll their leaves to conserve moisture and develop a very deep root system.

As can be seen in the Graph below, Korean Velvet Grass really does have the competition covered.



Zoysia Tenuifolia Levels

Zoysia Tenuifolia does not tolerate more than an occasional water-logging, so make sure that your soil has good internal draining.

Your Zoysia will tolerate a wide range of soil types from Acid to Neutral pH.

Because Zoysia forms such a very dense lawn, it has a greater resistance to invasion by weeds than other lawn grasses, such as couch, buffalo or Kikuyu.

Zoysia tenuifolia 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 requirement is lower than that of most grasses. Spreading is by rhizomes (underground runners).

The slow growth rate of Zoysia does mean that damaged areas take more time to repair, but because Zoysia leaves have such high silica levels, it makes Zoysia extremely wear-tolerant, compared with other warm-season turf grasses.

Also, because it is a slow growing variety of grass, commercial growing of Zoysia is a more expensive exercise, but in my opinion, this is outweighed by the greatly reduced frequency of mowing.

Zoysias can tolerate much lower soil fertility than other grasses, such as couch, buffalo and Kikuyu, but will respond to a nitrogen fertiliser by faster growth and a deeper green colour.

We recommend Dynamic Lifter Granules and or a slow-release fertilisers to deliver the nitrogen required by Zoysia.

Really Low Temperatures and Water-logging are about the only things that has the slightest impact on Zoysia tenuifolia. But, as can be seen in the photograph below, it will survive even under the harshest of Winter conditions.

Zoysia Tenuifolia Experiment


You will receive fully established Korean No Mow Grass Plant Trays.

They will be sent bare-rooted, with a little soil, to keep postage costs down to a minimum, and will be ready to plant as soon as you receive them.

Please note that we prefer to post our Grasses on a Monday or Tuesday, to avoid the possibility of the Plants having to sit in a Postal Storage shed over the weekend.

We can however, send them by Express Post if they are required urgently. WA / TAS / NT and overseas....due to quarantine laws I will not be able to post these plants to you.

What Are Zoysia Grasses?

Zoysia is a genus of creeping, warm season grasses widespread across much of Asia and Australia, as well as various islands in the Pacific. These species are commonly called Zoysia or Zoysiagrass. There are three principal species of zoysia grass used for turf:  Zoysia tenuifolia, Zoysia matrella, and Zoysia japonica. These species are differentiated by texture, cold tolerance and aggressiveness.

If you include variants however, the list is quite exhaustive:

  • Zoysia japonica
  • Zoysia matrella
  • Zoysia tenuifolia
  • Zoysia emerald (Z.japonica x Z.tenuifolia)
  • Zoysia macrantha
  • Zoysia macrostachya
  • Zoysia minima
  • Zoysia pauciflora
  • Zoysia seslerioides
  • Zoysia sinica
  • Zoysia × forbesiana  (Z. japonica × Z. matrella)
  • Zoysia × hondana (Z. japonica × Z. macrostachya)
The Three Main Species of Zoysia

The three main species, Tenuifolia, Matrella and Japonica, vary from extremely fine textured to coarse textured types and the leaf blades are very stiff due to a high silica content.  

Zoysia Matrella is  fine leafed and has high shade tolerance. Introduced from Manila, Zoysia matrella grows well in moderate shade and forms a thick mat in full sun. The leaf blades of Zoysia matrella are narrow, sharply pointed and wiry. Zoysia matrella must be propagated from sprigs and is quite slow to become established.

Zoysia japonica, sometimes called "Japanese lawn grass" or "Korean lawn grass", is more cold tolerant than the other species, but is also the most coarse textured of the three species.  Zoysia japonica is the only zoysia grass species that can be established from seed.

Zoysia tenuifolia is the third species of Zoysia. It is more commonly known as "Korean Velvet Grass" or "No Mow Grass". It is the finest textured of the three. It has very fine, wiry leaf blades and form dense, fluffy mounds making it an ideal architectural plant.

(Emerald zoysia another popular zoysia grass. It is a hybrid variation between Zoysia japonica and Zoysia tenuifolia released in 1955. Emerald combines the fine texture of Zoysia tenuifolia with the cold tolerance and faster rate of spread of Zoysia japonica. Emerald is similar to Zoysia matrella in appearance and habit).


Because zoysia grasses can tolerate wide variations in temperature, sunlight, and water, they are widely used for lawns in temperate climates. Zoysia grasses stop erosion on slopes, and are excellent at repelling weeds. They resist disease and hold up well under traffic.

Zoysiagrasses are sod-forming perennial species that possess both stolons and rhizomes. They can turn brown after the first hard frost but are among the first warm season grasses to green up in the spring.  Zoysia grasses grow well in moderately shaded locations. In cooler climates, zoysia grass does not perform as well under shade as some other species.

Zoysia grass is extremely drought tolerant. Although it can turn straw coloured under severe drought conditions, it has the capacity to respond to subsequent irrigation or rainfall. The leaf blades of zoysiagrass are among the first to roll under drought conditions, thus it tends to conserve moisture more effectively than other species. Zoysiagrass also has a deep root system allowing it to more effectively extract water from greater soil depths.

Zoysiagrasses are also salt tolerant.  It is widely grown along coastal areas where drainage is adequate. Zoysiagrass does not tolerate poorly drained soils whether they are saline or otherwise. ie., they do like constantly 'wet feet'.

Zoysiagrasses are among the most wear tolerant, however, their slow rate of growth gives them very poor recuperative potential. If the grass is completely worn in those areas, zoysiagrass is very slow to fill in the damaged areas.

Matrella, Zoysia and Emerald grasses must be propagated from runners, plugs or sod.

( Zoysia japonica is the only species that can be established from seed )


Zoysia Hunter Valley Gardens

Zoysia Shower
Zoysia Stone Path

Japanese Garden Planted With Zoysia

Zoysia Japanese Garden
Zoysia In Stream

No Mow Grass Steps
Pots of Zoysia Tenuifolia

Tree Surrounded With No Mow Grass
Zen Garden No Mow Grass

Railing With Zoysia
Coastal Zoysia Tenuifolia

Zoysia in Courtyard
Rock Garden Featuring Clumping Grass

Lumps of Zoysia Tenuifolia
Lantern in Zoysia

Climbing Plant Zoysia
Entrance Garden Zoysia Tenuifolia

Back Yard Planted With Zoysia
No Mow Grass Lumps

Blue Tongue Lizard Zoysia
Entrance Garden Zoysia

Crocus Pot Zoysia Tenuifolia
No Mow Grass Ramp

Palm Garden Zoysia
Flat Rock Garden Zoysia

No Mow Rock Garden Wall
Large Slabs Zoysia

Our Ornamental Grasses

Both Zoysia tenuifolia and Ophiopogon Japonicus Nana have many Common Names which has always made it difficult to establish which plant to purchase, until now that is!

Here is a comprehensive list of Common Names for our two products:

Zoysia Tenuifolia

  • No Mow Grass
  • Minmow Grass
  • Petting Grass
  • Korean Grass
  • Temple Grass
  • Velvet Grass
  • Mascarene Grass
  • Korean Lawngrass
  • Japanese Lawngrass
  • Manila Grass
  • Bump Grass
  • Clumping Grass
  • Snake Grass

Ophiopogon Japonicus Nana

  • Dwarf Mondo Grass
  • Mini Mondo Grass
  • Mondo Grass
  • Dwarf Lily Turf
  • Fountain Plant
  • Monkey Grass
  • Dragon's Beard
  • Snake's Beard

There are Four Types of Mondo Grass

  • Dwarf Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus nana)
  • Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus nigrescens)
  • Green Mondo Grass - 'Tall Mondo' (Ophiopogon Japonicus)
  • Variegated Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon jaburan ‘Vittatus’)

(We are constantly asked if we have Dwarf Black Mondo Grass for sale. As far as we are aware Dwarf Black Mondo Grass does not exist.)

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further details about these wonderful grasses.

You will find the best grass for your area right here. Whether it be Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra or any Country town in between, we can supply you with ornamental ground cover grasses that will suit your Climate.

We have chosen our range of plants so that we cater for most environments:

  • The best grasses for full sun
  • The best grasses for part shade
  • The best grasses for full shade
  • The best grasses for cold climates
  • The best landscape grasses

Have a look around our site and choose the plants that best suit you!

We supply Zoysia Tenuifolia in 90mm, 100mm, 125mm and 140mm Pots, and we now can supply in Plant Trays (Plant Tiles) which measure 330mm x 330mm.

Zoysia Experiment

If you look check out Page Menu, you will find the translated details of an experiment created by 'Bago' in Italy.

This Zoysia Tenuifolia experiment was carried out over a period of twelve months.

You can also visit here to view the Italian version of the experiment: Esperimento Verde (Green Experiment).

Thank you to 'Bago' for the professional manner in which he produced this experiment. You can also visit his website: www.digg.it then click on "Esperimento Verde" in the right hand side menu on his page.

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