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Zoysia Grass

Zoysia Grass

Zoysia grass is grown successfully from the upper North to even in some areas of the cool season's zones depending on the variety.


Zoysia grass, when properly maintained makes a beautiful lawn with a fine to medium textured leaf.

Advantages Include:

  • Adapts to a variety of soils

  • Tolerant to shade, salt, and traffic

  • Dense

  • Slow growth results in a reduced need to mow

Disadvantages Include:

  • Slow to establish

  • Heavy thatch which requires periodic renovation

  • Poor drought tolerance

  • Prone to damage from nematodes and other diseases

  • Shallow root system  

Bermuda Grass

Bermuda is one of the most sun-loving warm-season lawn and pasture grasses. Bermuda requires a moderate amount of lawn grass care, maintenance, and mowing.


Sodded areas should be water two or more times each day with 1/4in. of water until it is established (it no longer picks up when you pull on it.)


Bermuda is also good for moderate traffic areas of the lawn.

Advantages Include:

  • Grows best in full sun

  • Medium to fine texture

  • Grows vigorously

  • Establishes rapidly and is able to out-compete for most weed species

Disadvantages Include:

  • Requires HIGH maintenance

  • Poor tolerance to insects, diseases, and nematodes

  • Grows rapidly and can quickly overcome flower and landscape beds

  • Aggressive growth promotes thatch build-up

Centipede Grass

Centipede is a low, medium textured, slow-growing, but aggressive grass that can produce a dense, attractive, weed-free yard. It is more shade tolerant than Saint Augustine and Zoysia grass.

In general, centipede grass is a low-maintenance grass that tends to grow best in acidic soils of the regions it is commonly found.

Advantages Include:

  • Grows well in full sun

  • Generally a low maintenance grass

  • Can tolerate moderate amounts of shade

Disadvantages Include:

  • Generally turns brown in hot and dry weather and goes dormant in the winter

  • Slow growth rate

  • Not a durable grass

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