Why pick Emerald Zoysia grass sod for your next Houston lawn project. Houston Grass Owner Michael Romine talks about Emerald Zoysia in this video. Call 281-431-7441 for answers to your questions and a quote for your project.
Summary of Why Pick Emerald Zoysia Grass
Why pick Emerald Zoysia grass? Well, the Zoysias are all very nice.
Grass is looking great. We had one pallet of emerald zoysia delivered to fill our town home yard and it has established very nicely, even with three dogs! The section where the dogs don’t go has immaculate, deep green, and healthy grass. The section with dog traffic takes more maintenance and we had trouble with brown spots; but after a follow up call to Houston Grass, an application of fertilizer, and some other dog specific treatments, even this heavy traffic area is on track to look fabulous! I would definitely recommend Houston Grass for those looking to install high quality sod (we installed it ourselves, but in they offer installation services as well). Thank you!
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Palisades Zoysia Compared to Emerald Zoysia
The Palisades Zoysia grass is a little lower maintenance, but it does not have the shade tolerance that the fine-bladed Zoysias do. Shade tolerance, I guess, is probably the key difference between Palisades and Emerald Zoysia. Emerald only needs about four or five hours of direct sunlight per day to survive, whereas Palisades Zoysia needs six or seven hours for the most part.
People who move to the Houston area from up North usually like the look of a lot of the Zoysias, especially the finer bladed Zoysias. They remind many people of the cool season grasses like Kentucky Bluegrass. One of the best characteristics of Emerald Zoysia is probably its dark green color. That’s a distinguishing characteristic, as well as its really fine grass blade. Those are the two things that stand out to me about the Emerald Zoysia. They all look nice in my opinion, and all three have good drought tolerance.
Slower Growth Habit Can Mean Less Mowing and Weeding
And another benefit I suppose, would be the slower growth habit of the finer-bladed Zoysias like the Emerald in particular. You could probably get away with mowing it once a week, maybe every seven to 10 days during the growing season. In comparison, the Palisades and the St. Augustines and Bermuda grasses ideally need to be mowed about every four or five days, even though most people only mow them once a week.
Because of that slower growing habit, Emerald Zoysia grass is less likely to encroach into your flower beds and onto your concrete and flatwork as well. That would be another benefit for sure.
Another distinguishing characteristic is its good wear tolerance, like a lot of the Zoysia grasses do have, because they are so dense and there is so much vegetation there, they do wear very well. They recuperate a little bit slower, because of their slower growth habits, so if big chunks are taken out of them, like out on a sports field or a golf fairway or something like that, it would take a long time for that grass to recuperate, because the slow growth rate is one of its characteristics.
So I would say the number one benefit to the Emerald is its shade tolerance. The slower growth habit would also be another good reason to choose Emerald and the overall appearance of it are certainly a big plus. You don’t have to mow quite as frequently as well. So those would be the benefits that I see of the Emerald Zoysia grass.
Get Grass Quality that’s Second to None in the Houston Area
We get our grass sod from our family farm in Bay City so we know the extra care used in growing, harvesting and transporting our grass. Our owner, Michael Romine grew up on that farm and spent many hours working there. If you want quality second to none for your next grass project, at a competitive price, please contact us by calling 281-431-7441. We offer delivery and professional installation services too.