I cannot find a comprehensive evaluation of Zoysia varieties other than the
National Turfgrass Evaluation tests which are a very "dry" read. Can anyone
point me to a website that does a good job with a side by side comparison of
the characteristics of all (OK, I'll settle for most) of the common
There are several others as well.
Thanks in advance.
Try seedland.com, I think they have some comparison info. Like GFR,
I'm not a big fan of Zoysia either. It's a very aggressive, invasive
grass, which can be good except when it wants to spread into areas like
driveways,etc. And being green from April thru Nov in Atlanta pretty
much sums it up.
I'm in coastal NJ and my tall fescue/blue grass is dark green from
April thru Jan. It usually only goes somewhat off color in late Jan
-Feb, and even then it still looks pretty good with some decent color
left. By comparison, a neighbor has Zoysia, and in mid Oct, when it
goes brown, it has a real dried out light brown appearance till mid
May. If it looks like that in Atl when it goes off color, even if its
only for a few months, I'd look for an alternative.
Iowa. Neighbor plugged some years ago and now it's all over the
neighborhood. Good looking grass when it's active but not good for this
zone. I had considered just cutting it as sod and reseeding with
rye-bluegrass mix but not sure how to get rid of the sod afterwards.
I guess I'll just wait till the middle of May and roundup the crap then
try to get some cool weather grass to start. Probably look pretty bad
till fall when I can do an effective seeding.
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