EMERALD ZOYSIA CHARACTERISTICS:
Emerald Zoysia is a hybrid Zoysia variety with a dark, emerald green color and a finer, wirier blade texture. Emerald Zoysia grass is moderately shade tolerant. It has a low growth habit which requires less mowing and also stands up well to foot traffic. When properly maintained, both varieties of Zoysia form a dense turf that virtually chokes out weeds, making them weed resistant grasses. Both go dormant and turn a straw color in the winter, providing good color contrast in the landscape.
WATERING EMERALD ZOYSIA:
Emerald Zoysia sod should be watered every day, or every other day, until it is well-rooted into the soil. Thereafter, provide 1.5 to 2 inches of water per week to maintain the grass’ rich, emerald green color.
MOWING EMERALD ZOYSIA:
Maintain Emerald Zoysia at one to two inches in height. You can allow it to grow slightly taller on slopes.
FERTILIZING EMERALD ZOYSIA:
Apply a slow-release, high nitrogen fertilizer to Emerald Zoysia in the spring when it is coming out of its dormant state and is about 50% green. Apply a second application about eight weeks later. In mid to late October, apply a winterizer to your Emerald Zoysia lawn to help prevent winter injury.