How to Kill Zoysia Grass

How Would You Kill Zoysia Grass — Are You Sure?

Why would you kill Zoysia grass?  This is one of the oddest questions we’ve answered because most people prize having Zoysia grass in their lawns.  However, Houston Grass Owner Michael Romine answers the question in this video.  If you have questions about preparing your lawn for new grass or what kind of grass is most appropriate for your project area, please call us at 281-431-7441 or send us an email using our contact form.

Summary of How to Kill Zoysia Grass

How to Kill Zoysia Grass
How to Kill Zoysia Grass

How to kill Zoysia grass? I don’t get asked that question very often because, usually if someone has Zoysia, they want to keep it. In most people’s eyes, it’s a very aesthetically pleasing and a real nice grass to walk on.

But, to answer your question, I guess you kill Zoysia the same way you kill any grass, whether it be weeds or any of the other grasses that we carry. But the most effective chemical out there is the Roundup, or the active ingredient in Roundup. That’s the surefire way.

You spray it out there on your Zoysia grass. Follow the directions on the bottle, I believe it’s four to six ounces of chemical per gallon, the concentrated chemical, per gallon of water. You put it up in a pump up sprayer, and you can spray it out there evenly.

Give it 10 days or so to die. And if you see any green anywhere you spray those areas again. And then you, generally, if I was removing this and I’m getting it ready to put something else out, I would use a sod cutter at that point, and I would take very little dirt, take the sod cutter, cut the top off and get rid of all the vegetation, leave bare dirt. And that would leave you a good surface to lay something new on top of.

If you’re planning to kill your Zoysia grass to replace it with new Zoysia or another top-quality grass, Houston Grass South offers the best-quality grass in Houston at very competitive prices.  In addition to Zoysia, we offer the very popular Raleigh St. Augustine grass and Palmetto St. Augustine, which is more shade tolerant.  For sunny, high traffic areas like sports fields we carry Tifway 419 Bermuda grass and Texturf 10 Bermuda grass.

If you have questions about the best grass for  your project, please call us at 281-431-7441 or send us an email using our contact form.