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 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 fine-bladed Zoysia’s are fairly shade tolerant. Those are the Cavalier Zoysia and Emerald Zoysia grasses.
If you looked at a chart comparing St. Augustine, Bermuda grass and Zoysia in general, you’re going to see that Zoysia is definitely more shade tolerant than any Bermuda grass. The fine-bladed Zoysia grasses are about as shade tolerant as the most shade tolerant St. Augustine grass we sell, which is Palmetto.
Bermuda grass of any type has zero shade tolerance. It needs 100% sun all the time or it will thin out and be ugly. Palisades Zoysia is only about as shade tolerant as Raleigh St. Augustine grass. Palmetto St. Augustine grass has good shade tolerance that would probably be pretty comparable to the fine-bladed Zoysia’s.
If someone is asking which one would require the least amount of sunlight I wouldn’t be able to guess. The three most tolerant grasses we provide are the Palmetto St. Augustine, Emerald Zoysia, and Cavalier Zoysia. They all appreciate sun though and the more sun you can give them, the better.
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 sections where the dogs do not go have immaculate, deep green, and healthy grass. The sections with the dogs take more maintenance and we had trouble with brown spots, but a follow up call to Houston Grass, an application of fertilizer, and some other dog specific treatments have even the heavy traffic area 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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When you call Houston Grass 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 Cavalier and Emerald Zoysia and our Palmetto St. Augustine grass are more shade tolerant than many other grass varieties.
We can load your grass in your truck or trailer at our office in Arcola, Texas, or we can arrange delivery. We can also arrange for professional installation services to make sure your grass gets a great start.