Growing slower than Kikuyu, Wintergreen Couch AND Sir Walter Soft-Leaf Buffalo means a Zoysia lawn requires less frequent mowing and fewer mechanical renovation procedures. The most common mechanical renovation procedure a lawn requires is dethatching. We recommend that this takes place in October for the lawn to look its best during the festive season.
The slow growth rate of Zoysia does mean it takes longer to recover from wear and tear than other varieties, but with careful establishment and by limiting traffic on it for the first several months the result is a lawn capable of handling pets and exercise/sports activities.
If you’re after a lawn with striking aesthetic value which enhances the value of your property, Zoysia is a fantastic choice as it has a dark green, medium-width blade with an architectural leaf.
Great for heat and humidity
Zoysia loves heat and humidity and is a good choice in regional areas north of Perth. Considered to be a drought tolerant grass when well established, and to make a good recovery from drought in those circumstances, Zoysia requires less water than a Buffalo lawn. The key to achieving this is by carefully establishing the Zoysia lawn over twelve months using Eco-Growth’s Eco-Prime Red fertiliser which contains plenty of Phosphorus (in the form of non-leaching rock phosphate) to promote strong, deep root growth – and help maintain it. We can supply you with this fertiliser and recommend it initially be applied to the soil before laying your turf at a rate of 10kg/50sqm, then be applied at a rate of 10kg per 100sqm every 6-8 weeks for the first twelve months after laying your Zoysia roll-on lawn, then every twelve weeks after. It is still a good idea to apply a soil-conditioner each summer.
Timing your reticulation
Dealing with frost requires timing your reticulation to come on for a minute or two before sunrise on the mornings when frost is anticipated. It is only a small thing to do but is necessary as Zoysia does not handle or recover from frost well.
We strongly recommend compacting your newly-laid Zoysia lawn using either a roller or compactor.