Does Zoysia Grow in Shade in the Houston Area
Will Zoysia grow in shade? That’s a hard question to answer and it depends on what kind of Zoysia and how much shade. In the video, Houston Grass South Owner Michael Romine talks about Zoysia shade tolerance in comparison with Bermudagrass and St. Augustine grass. For answers to questions about your project, given the amount of shade you’re dealing with, please call our office at 281-431-7441.
Summary of the Will Zoysia Grow in Shade Video
– – Will Zoysia grow in the shade? Depending on who you ask, you’d probably get several different answers. There are so many types of Zoysia it’s hard to generalize but for the most part the Zoysia’s are fairly shade tolerant. Some of them more than others.
I would say that if you looked at a chart comparing St. Augustine, Bermudagrass and Zoysia in general, you’re going to see Zoysia is definitely more shade tolerant than any Bermudagrass and about as shade tolerant as the most shade tolerant St. Augustine grass we sell.
Bermudagrass of any type has zero shade tolerance. It needs 100% sun all the time or it will thin out and be ugly. Zoysia is pretty shade tolerant as is St. Augustine, if I had to say one more than the other the Zoysia is probably more shade tolerant in most cases than the St. Augustine. There are different strains of St. Augustine like the Palmetto St. Augustine that have very good shade tolerance that would probably be pretty comparable to the Zoysia’s.
If got into asking which one would require the least amount of sunlight I wouldn’t be able to guess, but I know that they do have their place with shade tolerance for sure. Is it the most shade tolerant thing out there in the world? It depends on what Zoysia we’re talking about in particular. But they certainly, some have their place in the shade for sure. They all appreciate the more sun you can give ’em, the better though.
Call 281-431-7441 for Information Tailored for Your Situation
When you call Houston Grass South for advice about the best grass variety for your Houston area project, we’ll ask you about the shade situation in your yard or project area. All grasses require some sun, but Zoysia and our Palmetto St. Augustine grass are more shade tolerant than many other grass varieties. We offer three varieties of Zoysia grass — Palisades Zoysia, Emerald Zoysia and Cavalier Zoysia.