Emerald Zoysia Versus St. Augustine Grass – Which Is Better?
What’s better for your project in comparing Emerald Zoysia versus St. Augustine grass? Houston Grass South Owner Michael Romine answers that question in this video. If you need advice about picking the perfect grass for your project, please call us at 281-431-7441 for expert help. We deliver the best grass sod in Houston, so please call us!
Summary of the Emerald Zoysia Versus St. Augustine Grass Video
– – Zoysia versus St. Augustine. Emerald Zoysia in particular, versus St. Augustine. I guess if you would ask that question, you want to know more about the looks of the two grasses and how maintenance differs for them.
Emerald Zoysia is a fine-bladed Zoysia. We carry two fine-bladed Zoysias. We carry Emerald Zoysia and we carry Cavalier. We also carry Palisades Zoysia. That’s a little bit thicker-bladed Zoysia, the Palisades, as opposed to the other two. And the Emerald Zoysia and the Cavalier Zoysia are a little bit tougher to take care of.
Emerald and Cavalier are finer-bladed. They look very nice, but they’re a little bit harder to take care of in my opinion and it’s the opinion of the people who grow it on our farm than the Palisades Zoysia and the St. Augustine.
Mowing Differences – Emerald Zoysia Versus St. Augustine Grass
They’re usually need a specialty mower. You need a reel mower, which is what they use on the golf courses as opposed to the traditional rotary mower where the blade, big blade, slings around. So they’re just a little bit more finicky to take care of than the St. Augustine and the Palisades Zoysia.
So if I had to pick between Zoysias, the Palisades is always the way I would go. But Emerald Zoysia certainly has its place. It does look really nice, the fine-bladed Zoysias.
Shade, Drought and Wear Tolerance – Emerald Zoysia Versus St. Augustine Grass
I guess it also has, if you were comparing it to the St. Augustine, the Zoysias have some pretty decent shade tolerance. If you’re looking at all of ’em in a chart, the St. Augustine, the Zoysias are going to have better wear tolerance. There’s so much vegetation and it’s so dense. Just amount of vegetation per square inch is so high versus the St. Augustine, it’s going to wear down a lot slower. And it’s got some shade tolerance. It’s got really good drought tolerance. That’s another thing that people would inquire about.
If Easy Maintenance Is Important?
But maintenance, Emerald Zoysia definitely requires more maintenance than the St. Augustines in my opinion. For that reason, that’s why I normally try to push people to St. Augustine or, if you really want a Zoysia, the Palisades Zoysia is what I would put in my yard because it’s pretty similar to taking care of St. Augustine, any of them, as far as mowing requirements, fertilization requirements, watering requirements. So that would be, that’s my opinion on that.
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