What Are Great Zoysia Grass Varieties for Houston Area Lawns
If you choose between Zoysia grass varieties for your Houston area lawn, which one is best? Michael describes each of our Zoysia grass varieties in this video. We hope you’re call us if we can help you start your lawn project with the best quality Zoysia grass you’ll find in the Houston area. Call us at 281-431-7441 or send us an email through our contact form.
Summary of the Zoysia Grass Varieties Video
– – Now we’re going to talk a little bit about some of the Zoysias and answer a few questions about Zoysia.
Here at Houston Grass South, our farm grows Palisades Zoysia, Emerald Zoysia, and Cavalier Zoysia. The Palisades Zoysia is the little bit more the thicker-bladed, courser-bladed Zoysia grass that we carry. If you look at it on a chart, they call it medium to coarse to medium, I believe.
And then the other two, the Emerald and Cavalier are real thin-bladed. As a matter of fact, they can be mistaken for Bermuda grass, so a lot of the times if you’re on golf courses where they have Bermuda grass out in the fairways, when they move to the edges, because Bermuda grass has no shade tolerance, they’ll plant these fine-bladed Zoysias there. Excuse me. They’ll plant the fine-bladed Zoysias there so that… to give something green or something better than dirt because the Bermuda grassed won’t grow there.
So those are the three types that we carry. I always push people towards the Palisades Zoysia, if I’m picking. And I tell people that I think that we would mostly sell Palisades Zoysia if it was the same price as all the rest of our grasses. It’s very pretty. It looks different in a nice way than the rest of the grasses and it is… It’s about as easy to take care of as St. Augustine.
People like St. Augustine. They like St. Augustine because it’s the cheapest one for the most part and it’s easy to take care of. And it does have some of its issues, especially in the summer, but the Palisades Zoysia is a pretty… You fertilize it pretty much like you do the St. Augustine. You can use a regular rotary mower to take care of it as opposed to the fine-bladed Zoysias like Emerald and Cavalier.
I know at our farm, the only way we mow fine-bladed Zoysias is with a golf course mower, which is the reel mower that spins like this as opposed to the big single blade that spins around, that’s called a rotary mower. I try to talk people out of the fine-bladed Zoysias because I think they’re harder than most people want to, harder to take care of than most people want to sign up for. The Palisades, however, I think is a great grass.
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