We carry one of the largest selections of Ocala Zoysia grass. Landscaping, Sod, and Beyond is happy to serve Ocala and the surrounding area. Ocala Zoysia grass is great for yards, golf courses, and playgrounds. Zoysia sod is best planted during its early growing season from mid-May through June. Later plantings fail to cover the soil before frost and they will experience more winter kill. If you ask most home owners to describe their ideal grass type, most will tell you that they want a lawn that will grow in times of drought and will resist weeds with a carpet-like feel that’s not too difficult to care for.
Mowing Your Ocala Zoysia Grass
Zoysia grass is best cut at the height of one to two inches. Zoysia has a high silica content in which the blade becomes tougher the longer the leaf is allowed to Ocala zoysia grass has a stiffer blade texture than most lawn grasses requiring the blade to be sharpened more often to obtain the maximum clipping action. Zoysia can be mowed 1 to 2 times a week if watered and fertilized more or every 7-14 days on a low fertilization and watering schedule. Trial tests have documented that Zoysia can be mown up to 10 times less (per season) than Bermuda grasses. This can be a considerable savings in maintenance expense and a great plus for the environment. Begin mowing when weeds and/or Zoysia seedlings are 2½ to 3 inches high and mow as frequently as necessary for good appearance. The best cut-height is 1.” – 2″ and in full sun 2″ 2.5″ in shadier areas. Sharp reel mowers produce the most professional looking turf and are required for lower mowing heights. Zoysia can be mown down to heights as short as 1/2 inch with professional mowers. Maintain a sharp blade and proper cut height to reduce scalping.
Benefits of Ocala Zoyzia Grass
- Ocala Zoysia grass grows especially well during the hot summer months.
- When established, it produces a thick, dense, cushion turf.
- Its thick growth prevents and controls crabgrass and summer weeds.
- It has a good green color during the hot summer months.
- It withstands close mowing (1/2 to 1-1/4 inches).
- Grows in most types of soil with proper management.
- Withstands wear and tear during the summer.
- Can survive severe heat stress.
- Tolerates low fertility once it is well established.
- Requires less water than most cool-season turf grasses.
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