You’ve Heard About Zoysia! Is It The Best Choice for Your Home?
Zoysia sod grass has lots of advantages. Here at Houston Grass, we have small plots of the grass varieties we offer, and most of the time, our visitors head right for the Palisades Zoysia grass. It’s more plush, it’s thicker, and it has a finer leaf texture than most other warm season grasses like St. Augustine. If you take your shoes off and walk on it, it just feels better under your feet, and your feet will leave temporary footprints in the grass. Our zoysia grass looks very much like some cool season and transition-zone grasses like Kentucky bluegrass and fescue grasses.
With ordinary care, zoysia will make your lawn look more like a golf course than any other warm season grass variety. You can mow it as close as half an inch and the ideal cutting height for home lawns is two and a half inches, so it can look much like the fairways at your golf course. Zoysia costs more than the other grasses we sell, but if you’re willing to invest more for an exceptional looking lawn, then our Palisades Zoysia might be the grass for you! Zoysia also has a significant drought tolerance and it also does well in the shade. You should stop by the Houston Grass South office in Arcola, TX, and try the “barefoot walking” test yourself.
So what are the disadvantages of zoysia grass? A tendency to develop thatch is one disadvantage. Because it’s so thick, every time you mow it you’re depositing more clipping material on your lawn. As long as you mow it off short once in awhile, especially in spring, it will do fine. At our family-owned grass farm, we de-thatch our zoysia by running over the clippings several times with the mower to finely chop up and distribute the material. You’d also minimize any thatching problem by bagging your clippings.
As mentioned above, the other drawback of zoysia is the cost. The price of a pallet of Raleigh St. Augustine sod is $100 before any quantity discounts, and the price of Palisades Zoysia sod is $185 for the same pallet. Our Raleigh St. Augustine grass sod for full sun applications, and our Palmetto St. Augustine grass for partial shade applications, provide beautiful lawns for homeowners all over the Houston area and Southeast Texas. Most of our customers decide to go with a great looking St. Augustine turfgrass lawn; however, if you’re willing to invest more for a truly exceptional lawn, please consider our Palisades Zoysia grass sod.
Houston Grass South has the freshest, best sod in the Houston area, and we offer delivery and professional installation services too. Call us at 281-431-7441 to visit about your next turfgrass sod project.
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