EL TORO ZOYSIA DESCRIPTION:
El Toro Zoysia is a dense, medium-textured, highly durable turf. It spreads by runners and is slower growing than the hybrid Bermuda grasses. It adapts well to high heat and tolerates moderate shade. El Toro Zoysia’s color is light green in comparison to most other species of turfgrass. El Toro Zoysia has a longer dormant period than Tifgreen Bermuda and is a medium thatch producer.
MOWING EL TORO ZOYSIA:
El Toro Zoysia is a slow growing grass and needs to be mowed weekly throughout its growing season. Mowing height may vary between 1 and 2 inches depending on preference. Never mow off more than 1/3 of the grass blade length at one time, or plant injury may result. Always remove grass clippings from El Toro Zoysia or use a mulching mower.
FERTILIZING EL TORO ZOYSIA:
Fertilize El Toro Zoysia every month during the warm season. Make the first application in the spring when your lawn begins to recover from dormancy. During the warm growing season (March-November) the amount of clippings generated when mowing will be a "tip-off" to your lawn's fertilizer needs. If you find there are fewer clippings than when previously mowing, your lawn has slowed its growth and fertilizer is probably necessary.
EL TORO ZOYSIA INSECTS & DISEASES:
El Toro Zoysia is highly resistant to insects and diseases. Generally, water and fertilizer will help El Toro Zoysia outgrow any pests.
EL TORO ZOYSIA DORMANCY:
El Toro Zoysia will slow its growth as the average temperature cools. When the first frost occurs, your lawn will turn brown until the following Spring. During dormancy, water, fertilizer, and mowing will not be necessary. Spraying dormant El Toro Zoysia with green turf dye has become very popular, and if done carefully, the result can be very natural looking. Consult your nurseryman for such product recommendations.