Zoysia Meyer Z-52 Grass


Zoysia is a flexible warm season turfgrass utilized for many applications. Meyers Z-52 has become the most popular of the Zoysia grasses because of its uniform medium texture and tolerances for heat and cold. It provides a plush, high density, deep green cover mid-April through early October in the Southwest. Recommended for residential and commercial landscapes, golf courses, athletic fields and recreation areas.

Installation Information

Meyer Z-52 Zoysia is a hybrid and therefore cannot be reproduced by seed. The most popular method for homeowners to establish their lawns is by use of Plugs. This allows the hybrid grass to grow together by rhizomes also referred to as stolens or runners which are extensions of the plant above ground that grow out from the original piece of grass and root periodically as they grow. Each plug is a hefty 3 square inches of grass which is placed in the ground by digging a hole with a plugger. The distance between the plugs determines the length of time it takes to establish your lawn. In order for your plugs to cover in 1 full growing seasons you will want to place them 6 inches apart. To accomplish this, picture the five on a pair of dice. Place the four corner dots on a single square foot of area (12 inches by 12 inches) then place the fifth plug in the middle. Now repeat. This will require 2 plugs per square foot of lawn area. If you have more time to wait placing 1 plug per square foot will result in a full lawn in 2 growing seasons on average.

Maintenance Information

Once established, zoysia should receive approximately 1 inch of water per week, by either rain or irrigation. Mature lawns should receive deep, infrequent waterings, approximately every 5 to 7 days, to promote a healthy, extensive root system. Watering too frequently will result in shallow roots and weaker turf. Ideally, water in the early morning to minimize evaporation. Remember you need to maintain soil moisture even during dormancy. Water requirements may vary from lawn to lawn due to soil conditions, terrain, etc. In order to practice responsible water use, you should learn to recognize signs of dry turfgrass. Zoysia in need of water will have a greyish cast, rather than its normal green color. The grass blades may also shrivel and have a pine-needle appearance. Turfgrass in this condition should be watered immediately. Inspecting your lawn frequently will help to detect water requirements for your lawn and to avoid over- or under-watering. Consult our watering guide for greater detail.


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