Why Choose Zoysia Grass Sod for Your Houston Area Lawn?
Call 281-431-7441 for the best Zoysia sod available in the Houston area. Click this link to see Michael Romine’s video talking about the characteristics of Palisades Zoysia grass. Click this link to learn more about why you might choose Emerald Zoysia grass for your next project. We’ve also added Cavalier Zoysia grass to our inventory and you can click this link for more information about Cavalier Zoysia grass.
Cavalier, Palisades and Emerald Zoysia are a slow growing, dense turf grass that look great and tolerate more shade than Raleigh St. Augustine grass and any Bermuda grasses. The shade tolerant St. Augustine grasses are TamStar and Palmetto. Many of our clients who move to the Houston area from the North like Zoysia grass because its lush, fine-bladed appearance reminds them of Kentucky Bluegrass and fescue.
Because they grow more slowly, you may have to mow these grasses less than Bermuda or St. Augustine grasses. Because they provide a dense turf, they also tolerate traffic well; however, they fill bare spots more slowly than faster-growing varieties.
If you choose our Palisades Zoysia, Cavalier Zoysia or Emerald Zoysia for your home lawn project, you’ll have the best looking lawn in your neighborhood. It’s more expensive than our other turf grass sod varieties, but your new sod will enhance the value of your home for many years to come!
Palisades Zoysia Grass Characteristics
Palisades Zoysia Japonica turf grass is a vegetatively produced, medium broad textured, high density turf that is specifically suitable for home lawns, golf fairways and roughs, sports fields, industrial parks and highway medians.
Palisades Zoysia Grass is a medium to coarse textured turf noted for its shade tolerance and low water use requirements. It will tolerate mowing as close as one half inch with good weed competitions and ideally as high as two to two and a half inches for home lawns. Its tolerance for close mowing makes Palisades Zoysia Grass Sod a great choice for use on golf course fairways, especially where water availability is of concern.
If you’d like more information about Palisades Zoysia grass, please check our video.
Emerald Zoysia Grass Characteristics
Emerald Zoysia grass is more fine-bladed grass than Palisades Zoysia. It has a beautiful dark green color and shares the slow growth characteristics of Palisades Zoysia. It should be mowed to a little lower height than Palisades Zoysia because of its fine-bladed leaves, and this is best done with a reel mower. You should keep your Emerald Zoysia lawn between one-half and one inch high.
Emerald Zoysia may also get brown patch a little more readily than Palisades Zoysia. Both are extremely well-adapted to the climate of Southeast Texas and the Houston Metro area.
For more information from Texas A&M to help you compare the characteristics of different turf grass varieties, please visit this link.
Cavalier Zoysia Grass Characteristics
Our Cavalier Zoysia is also a fine-bladed grass that produces a thick, dark green turf. Like all Zoysia, it’s slow growing. If you mow your grass to between 1.5 and 2.5 inches you can mow every week during the growing season. If you mow to a lower height, you’ll have to mow more frequently and use a reel mower when you mow. Like other grass varieties, you should never cut more than a third of your grass height at any mowing.
The shade tolerance of Cavalier Zoysia is similar to Emerald Zoysia grass, and these fine bladed grasses tend to tolerate more shade than the broader-leafed Palisades Zoysia grass.
Come see a sample plot of our Palisades Zoysia at our office in Arcola, Texas. We’re a few miles east of Sienna Plantation, just south of Highway 6, on McKeever Road. You can barefoot test or test in cowboy boots as you wish. We deliver our Zoysia grass to customers in Sugar Land, Pearland, Missouri City, and all over Metro Houston. We offer quantity discounts for grass and for delivery, and we can also arrange for installation. Call us at 281-431-7441 today!