The history of Zoysia grass is found in Asia where it is known to be a native species, but it’s been in the United States since at least 1890’s when around that time the first lawns started to appear in America. Zoysia is a warm-season grass, with its active growth starts in the warmth of spring and grows the most during hot summer weather. Zoysia grass is a perennial species of plant, so it comes back to life year after year when grown in San Joaquin. It’s well-suited to lawns across the state of California.
If you find that your home is in what lawn care professionals refer to as the transition zone, Zoysia grass becomes even more relevant. The transition zone represents a place where many common northern and southern lawn grasses meet the limits of their habitat and a transition of grasses occurs. Some cool-season grasses can struggle with added heat and humidity here. Conversely, freezing temperatures in the zone’s northern reaches hinder some warm-season grasses from growing as well. Nevertheless, Zoysia’s tenacity and tolerance allow it to flourish in this region irrespective of the extremes in hot and cold.
Is Zoysia Grass a good choice for me?
Zoysia Grass is popular choice in Lodi California for many reasons, recently concern over water use has become an issue for many grass owners. Zoysia grass is very resistant to drought and has been known to grow well in Lodi and pretty much everywhere in the whole San Joaquin County with little to no water all while staying green all summer long.
If where you planted receives a minimum of 2-3 hours of direct sunlight a day, zoysia is right for you!
- If you are suffering from watering bans Zoysia could save you some green.
- If you want to virtually eliminate watering your lawn?
Amazoy zoysia grass is fantastic. You can put it in and everyone in your neighborhood will agree we have the best lawn. Even in the heat of summer it will stay lush and green without much if any watering.
- Here in Lodi California and the San Joaquin County we regularly have summer days that exceed 80 degrees in temperature and that is great for Zoysia grass.
- Zoysia Grass likes to grow on slopes and hilly areas that are difficult to grow most other grasses on.
- Zoysia grows so tenaciously that it has no trouble choking out summer weeds and crab grass without using pesticides.
- You may have to stop worrying about your children or pet’s exposure to chemicals with zoysia grass planted as it is not likely to have to spray.
- You will end your trouble growing grass in sandy conditions, heavy clay, or stony soil conditions when you plant zoysia
Zoysia grass takes longer than some lawn grasses to grow after planting it, but it is worth the wait because when it forms it’s dense carpet of grass it becomes very resilient. Most weeds cannot penetrate a well grown Zoysia lawn. The grass establishes it’self by growing these above-ground stems called stolons and underground stems called rhizomes. Zoysia’s thick, dense growth is perfectly suited among warm-climate sod producers and families that like to use their lawns frequently for lawn games and entertaining.
All through the spring and summer growing season, Zoysia commonly stays light to medium green. It can turn brown when winter dormancy sets in (after frost), but it stays green much longer than Bermudagrass and other warm-season grasses. Plus, Pennington Zenith Zoysia keeps its green color longer into the fall and winter months than ordinary Zoysia grasses do. Some lawnowners choose to overseed Zoysia lawns in fall with cool-season ryegrass for some extra green winter color. Come spring, Zoysia lawns will usually be the first green grass to reappear after dormancy.
If watered correctly by less frequent deep watering, Zoysia will develop a deep root system, and it becomes very efficient at conserving moisture and resisting drought. If there are short drought episodes, the grass remains green. If drought and heat persist for too long, Zoysia will go dormant, but it greens up quickly when watered again. Zoysia prefers full sun, but it tolerates light shade — unlike Bermudagrass and other sun-loving, warm-season grasses.