Zeon is highly drought tolerant and has low fertilizer requirements. I could not get the zeon (weren’t cutting any more that year) and had to settle for emerald zoyzia which costs more about $170 vs 130.00 per pallet or 450 sq ft. The 1st batch did okay, the second did nothing. I have seen bad results sometimes. According to Phillip Jennings Turf Farm in Soperton, Georgia, \"Empire\" was selected by turf horticulturists in Brazil. Copyright © 2020 Phil Busey Agronomy Consulting Inc. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Varieties of St. Augustine in NE FL shade, Paspalum grass for lawn | Walter Reeves: The Georgia Gardener, Identification and History of Bitterblue St. Augustine – Turfgrass Producers of Florida, Identification and History of Bitterblue St. Augustinegrass. South Florida Turfgrass Field Day and Expo. Empire Zoysia is a thick, luscious turf grass that thrives in full sun. None of this really appeals to me. Zoysia is a tolerant lawn grass, but it takes some care if you want to maximize its potential. Zeon has good establishment and regrowth and is extremely drought tolerant. Legacy post . Need help…live in DFW sodded Palmetto S/A last year looked great…over seeded Winter Rye…mow yard looks awful. Thx, Texas Creek Thom Henry – posted 14 April 2004 14:29. Versatile: Use for lawns, golf courses, sports fields, resorts Adaptable: Thrives in a wide range of soil conditions Drought tolerant: Less water requirements. This assures that you’re getting the exact genetic grass you want, not something that looks similar. … Zeon® Zoysia Read More » The 2nd best lawn in the neighborhood is (suprisingly) centipede – planted by an old guy who wanted “the lazy man’s lawn.” Everything has pros & cons – I am really happy with my choice, but I researched it, visited a sod farm, etc. I am personally skeptical. Zeon has good establishment and regrowth and is extremely drought tolerant. If you are planning to install either one, insist that the sod be “Blue Tag Certified” by the Georgia Crop Improvement Association (certifiedseed.org). Left out that I planted zeon the next spring. Zoysia grows slowly. If you plug throughout an existing lawn, the already slow-growing zoysia will now have to out-compete the existing grass. It is also very cold tolerant. Zeon is a fine textured zoysiagrass primarily used for areas such as home lawns, sports fields and golf courses. If you are looking for a complete lawn food that works for any grass type, the Simple Lawn Solutions brand has you covered. I would be cautious with the product and make sure you have a written warranty. Geo Zoysia is a cultivar of Zoysia grass with a thin bladed leaf that forms a very lush lawn. This time, I’ll kill the existing weeds better! I mow it low (1 1/2″ – 2″)every 7-9 days, edge it every 3 weeks. I am in the beginning of my 2nd year with Empire Zoysia in hot, humid, buggy, SE Coastal Georgia. Above 40° F, Choosing The Right Grass Type in the Southern US. Zeon can handle full sun and is extremely shade tolerant. My advice – if you are going w/zoysia, lay sod. You pay a huge price for a piece of sod (sometimes cut into plugs, sometimes left for YOU to cut) when you consider how much a PALLET of sod costs. And I have been hearing that zoysia may encounter difficulties overtaking aggressive grasses like St. Augustine & bermuda. \"Zeon\" is a variety of Manila grass (Zoysia matrella). Simple Lawn Solutions Lawn Food Natural Liquid Fertilizer. Reviews (0) Description If you’re looking for a lawn that can handle the unrelenting Texas sun, but still provide good ground cover in the shade, Zeon Zoysia is what you need. If the sod doesn’t root really well before the first frost, grass that would normally be cold tolerant is dammaged. It is also being used on high-end commercial sites. If You water too much, you have a fungus growing in your dormant sod – never knowing it until you have a crummy greenup. UGA turf expert Clint Waltz says: Emerald zoysiagrass doesn’t grow really strong in limited light conditions (i.e. After much of it failed to grow in the spring and summer of 2003, I was told that the harse winter (in SC) killed the sod. Zeon spreads faster from plugs and sprigs than the inter-specific hybrid Emerald Zeon Zoysia Compadre Zoysia and has demonstrated good insect resistance and shade tolerance. In this video, Phil Sarros discusses all of the decision criteria needed for selecting the correct type of sod for your outdoor project. It looks very much the same but I have found out that due to its slow growth I have encounted other problems like weeds and bare patches that take forever to fill in etc. It is considered a lower maintenance grass here in Hawaii. Zeon® is a fine-bladed Zoysiagrass. It’s been a good choice for lawns, golf fairways, industrial parks, sports fields and highway medians. I’ve already researched so I know the ADVERTISED pros and cons, no need to repeat. BTW, I am planning on planting more companion seeds next month on another part of my lawn. Discovered by David Doguet, this fine-textured progeny came from selections collected by USDA breeder Jack Murray, in Kobe, Japan. I will be planting 10 more pallets in the next few weeks. varieties. I had a large amount (> 18,000 sqft) of Zenith Zoysia sod installed at my new house in the fall of 2002. I would rather drive 3 hours to see a turf grass performing in the field and ask questions on site, than order something that I have never seen. Zeon Zoysia is a dark green in color and has a medium to course texture. Through this partnership, Lawn Solutions Australia has introduced Sir Grange (Zeon Zoysia) to Australia and it has instantly become a star player in the Australian turf industry. It’s a warm … Zoysia grass is one of the most popular types of lawn grasses especially in warm water climates. This gives Empire Zoysia an exceptionally soft leaf that tolerates extreme wear where a couch grass would usually fall down. I’m planning on sodding 8000 ft of Emerald Zoysia because I grew up with this grass and loved it but I’ve been told I should consider Zeon. BRF Zeon Zoysia. I planted Amazoy in ’02 and companion seeds last year. However being in Oct. And, you may be dealing with grasses which prefer varying mowing heights, fertlizer/water needs, and green-up/dormancy schedules. AGAIN -if the grass will thrive in your area, there is a turf farm in your region that is growing it. The grass was selected for use on the tees, roughs and fairways of the course being built specifically for the Olympics. I have been trying to work with the landscape contractor and he with SuperSod to correct the problem since that time. The sod salesmen love to advertise that their sod can be laid year round. I like the fine-bladed Emerald and the thick turf. You can help the zoysia by suppressing your existing lawn by depriving food/water – but you now have a lawn made up of pretty green lumps in the middle of another stressed, under-performing turf grass. Zeon Zoysia is an exceptionally dense turf so to make mowing easier mow before the turf reaches 3". Zeon zoysia can be planted by sprigs or sod or seed. In the south half of the country's Transition Zone where you are, the varieties (or cultivars) of Zoysia used are El Toro, Himeno, Meyer, Zenith, Emerald, Cavalier, Zeon, and Zorro. It spreads by runners and is slower growing than hybrid Bermudas. It is yet to be seen if the contractor with or without SuperSod replaces the sod. I went to look at grass samples at Milbergers in San Antonio (I live in Boerne) and liked the look of zeon zoysia. It’s been a good choice for lawns, golf fairways, industrial parks, sports fields and highway medians. It was selected by a turf grower in Poteet, Texas from a collection of seed-grown Manila grasses imported from Japan, according to the U.S. Disappointed in SC – posted 18 April 2004 21:11. Slightly wider in leaf width than Meyer Zoysia. Need help: Weed control for ornamental perennial peanut (rhizomes type)? So, knowing zoysia is slower growing and can take heat, I bought a bag of Zenith zoysia seed and planted a plot of it on a bare patch of my backyard as a trial plot. Shade Tolerant: Grows in full sun or moderate shade. The previous poster in SC is the first that I have heard who is unhappy after laying sod. Zeon Zoysia is a beautiful, deep green & fine-bladed Zoysia grass. Zeon is a warm-season turfgrass, hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 to 11. Left out that I planted zeon the next spring. Prevent crabgrass and other summer weeds from sprouting by applying pre-emergents in February and March. Zeon Zoysia is the grass of the 2016 Olympics in Rio! Grass cycling is simply leaving grass clippings on your lawn. Zeon, a medium-fine-textured variety of Z. matrella released in 1996, is very tolerant of extended periods of drought and is adapted to both clayey and sandy soils. I love what has come up and am tempted to try El Toro plugs because they spread faster… but they cost 10x what Amazoy would so I’ll pass. Trademark and Plant Patent Office. Zoysia Overview Zoysia is an Asian grass that’s been in America for over 100 years. A Comparison of Zoysia Seed Vs. Zenith Zoysia Seed. The zeon spreads about 10″ per year and the emerald about 2″. Zoysia Japonica originates and is native to the coastal grasslands of South East Asia. People stop and ask questions, they take photos – all the “Lawn Guys” in the neighborhood envy me. No Comments. What I’m looking for are people who have actually put it in their yard and what they liked or didn’t like about it – ie how easy/hard was it to grow, price vs other grasses, did you seed or sod or plugs, how did or didn’t it live up to billing, etc etc. Zeon is extremely low maintenance and can be mowed using a standard rotary type machine. Golf has returned as an Olympic sport to the 2016 Games, the grass the golfers are playing on is Zeon Zoysia. Pests can become a problem, especially if Zoysia is not growing healthily (too much fertility or water, etc.). Invasive – Zoysia grass is a very invasive grass. Zeon Zoysia sod is so adaptable that it thrives in the heat of the lower South and cold winters of the upper South. Mow Zeon Zoysia at 1 to 2 inch height during the growing season with a reel or rotary type mower. IMHO (I know, I know – lots of people disagree) it just seems safer to lay sod in the spring. Mole cricket damage is minor compared to other lawns around me. The zeon spreads about 10″ per year and the emerald about 2″. The zoysia grass variety \"Empire\" is a type of Japanese lawn grass (Zoysia japonica). Zeon®, the “barefoot grass,” is a fine blade zoysia great for sun and shade. Zeon Zoysia® is another of the improved zoysia cultivars chosen for its superior genetic characteristics by BladeRunner Farms. The zoysia is extremely wear resistant. The zeon on the other hand grows faster, very thick, chokes out the weeds and looks the same like a green velvet carpet. Salt Tolerant: In salty environments, simply mow the grass and remove clippings to remove salt from the soil Easy Care: Less thatch than other standard zoysias. Due to it's dense growth patterns, Zeon Zoysia also resists weeds and even requires less fertilization that some Bermudagrasses. Japonica’s have been introduced and used as a popular choice for home lawns and public areas around the world. JaMur needs less water and less fertilizer than other standard lawn grasses. (I live in a new house that was a field before ’02). Emerald Zoysia vs Zeon Zoysia. Zoysia Grass Problems. This is because: • Zoysia is far more heat tolerant than other grasses. If you plant plugs on bare dirt, you will be miserable with weeds growing up in-between and gullys washed out around your little zoysia mounds – mounds that will take years to fill in. The zoysia sprouted fine, but with more age and during the extreme heat of the summer, the grass blades became more and more chlorotic (light green, not deep green like the bermuda.) Sir Grange (Zeon Zoysia) is a successful product of these turf grass breeders and has caught the worlds turf market by storm. It is a perfect, soft, green mat. Developed as an upgrade to earlier fine blade Zoysia grasses like Cavalier and Emerald, Zeon Zoysia’s extensive root system allows it to quickly recover from drought. These businesses are making out like bandits – mailing you a dried out, stressed piece of sod, that may not even be right for your area anyway! I planted 2 different batches of seen, one in May, the other in July. Zeon zoysia is truly, “Barefoot Grass”. Less maintenance than bermuda – maybe a little more than St. Augustine/centipede. Practice grass cycling. I will be planting 10 more pallets in the next few weeks. 2016-05-11 . It is also very cold tolerant. It shares the drought and shade resistance of the other varieties. Regarding Empire Zoysiaq in my area – I am very happy with it. I have the most beautiful lawn in the neighborhood. The zeon on the other hand grows faster, very thick, chokes out the weeds and looks the same like a green velvet carpet. Homeowners love this grass for its beauty and low maintenance needs, and it is a definite favorite for those who have no wish to spend every weekend mowing the lawn. It is disease and insect resistant, and considered to be the replacement for Emerald Zoysia. 1 Remove any debris from a full-sun planting site to prepare the area for Zeon Zoysiagrass. Zeon Zoysia is a dark green in color and has a medium to course texture. The common types of Zoysia Japonica which are available around Australia are Empire Zoysia and Platinum Zoysia. The one drawback to consider is this: although it is tough stuff – resistant to bugs/fungi – it is slow growing, so if I ever do have a disaster, it won’t repair during the course of a season, like some other grasses. Zeon’s beauty and playability contributed to the choice. While planting seeded cultivars of zoysiagrass is cheaper than buying and planting plugs, they generally do not perform as well. Possible issue – late fall installation. A zoysia grass lawn is frequently touted as the cure all for the homeowner’s lawn cares. It has a beautiful dark green color and soft leaf texture making it a true barefoot lawn grass. Apparently, the seeds are picky and some batched do not germinate. With a fine couch like appearance. It boasts a higher disease & insect resistance than some varieties of warm season grasses. I had to learn to water it only when stressed (otherwise, you leech out all the nutrients in my sandy soil and the color lightens and mottles, also, overwatering promotes brown patch – which doesn’t kill the zoysia, but takes away from the beauty & doesn’t go away easily). JaMur Zoysia is a medium textured grass, similar in look to El Toro grass, but it’s a lot easier to manage. This grass has a fine, soft texture and can be left unmowed as it only grows to a height of 6–12 inches (15–30 cm). Glass clippings decompose It spreads by runners and is slower growing than hybrid Bermudas. My thoughts/experience: 1) Most people who have problems with zoysia that is of a CORRECT CULTIVAR FOR REGION (assuming there is an appropriate cultivar for their region – not always the case) started with plugs. Zeon Zoysia is an improved zoysia grass cultivar developed to provide the landscape industry with a superior fine-bladed zoysia, with increased shade tolerance, low incidence of thatch production and an accelerated rate of spread. 2) Correct cultivar: Research, research research. Is it TARR or just bad idea of Winter Rye? shade). Zeon® is a new variety that is fast becoming one of the most popular zoysias on the market for growing in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6-11. • It’s also more cold tolerant than other grasses. Zoysia Japonica. The first four varieties are within the Zoysia japonica species while the last three are within Zoysia matrella. • Zoysia tolerates more traffic than other grasses and so is great for recreation areas on the lawn. It features the perfect blend … If you don’t water enough – the roots dry out and the grass dies. Zoysia grass is a warm-season low-growing grass that is an extremely popular choice for lawns across the country as well as a favorite for golf courses. Disease Control for Zeon Zoysia. TX-Zoysia – posted 24 April 2004 13:24. If not, there’s a reason why. Once established, this dense turf tends to choke out weeds. It's soft, "barefoot grass" feel, led Zeon to be selected as the grass for the golf course built for the 2016 Olympics in Rio! Zoysia Lawn Calendar The warmer months are the best time to lay Zoysia sod , but by following NG Turf’s dormant-season lawn installation tips, you can get a lush, healthy Zoysia lawn anytime. Again, not looking to start an on-line arguement, but I think that it is unwise to buy mail order plugs. About 15% of my plugs are still around and 5x their original size. Best Zoysia Grass Fertilizer Reviews 1. 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