Meyer Zoysia, also known as Z-52, has been a successful medium bladed zoysia grass for over 60 years throughout the southern United States. Meyer is slow growing, dark green, and very dense. It also demonstrates exceptional cold tolerance.
- Dark green medium leaf texture
- Very dense
- Excellent cold tolerance
- Good salt tolerance
- Resistant to disease and insects
- Heat and drought tolerant
- Handles wear really well
Meyer Zoysia Characteristics
- Soil test every two years.
- Amend soil to maintain pH between 6.0 and 7.0
- Know your soil type!
Sharpen blades every spring.
- Keep mowed between .5 to 2 inches
Don’t cut of more than 1/3 the blade
- Water less in cooler fall months
- About 1 inch a week total irrigation spring & summer
- Water deeply, frequently, and in early AM
Pre-emergents prevent weeds from germinating
Post-emergents kill weeds after they germinate
A thick, lush lawn is the best deterrent to weeds
- Overly wet grass + shade = fungus problems
- Apply systemic fungicide to prevent fungus outbreaks
- Use multiple fungicide applications to treat affected areas
- Use a broad spectrum insecticide that controls chinch bugs
- For a once-a-year treatment, July & August are good months
- If using a granular insecticide, water in after application
- Look for insect damage on grass blades and/ or roots