Care of Meyers Zoysia

Overview

Meyers zoysia is a warm-season grass that grows well in regions where winters are warmer. Meyers zoysia grass is a bluish-green zoysia variety commonly used for golf courses and lawns. Although Meyers zoysia is more cold- and drought-tolerant than other zoysia varieties and stands up well to heavy wear and tear, it requires more water and sunlight. Thankfully, Meyers zoysia is somewhat weed resistant due to its dense growth habit and strong roots.

Step 1

Water your Meyers zoysia grass once each week to supplement rainfall. Ensure that the grass receives 1 ½ to 2 inches of water each week.

Step 2

Feed your Meyers zoysia grass in the early spring with a slow-release, high-nitrogen lawn fertilizer, such as a 16-4-8 NPK (Nitrogen-Phosphorous-Potassium). Feed the grass again about two months later, and then feed the lawn a third time in mid- to late October with a winterizing lawn fertilizer.

Step 3

Mow your Meyers zoysia lawn to maintain it at 1 to 2 inches tall. Cut no more than one-third of the grass height in a single mowing.

Step 4

Treat your Meyers zoysia lawn for weeds during the growing season using an herbicide made for the particular weeds you have. Prevent winter weeds by treating the lawn with a pre-emergent crabgrass herbicide in early October.

Tips and Warnings

  • Don't over-fertilize your Meyers zoysia grass, because doing so can cause a thick thatch layer to develop in the lawn.

Things You'll Need

  • Garden hose
  • Slow-release 16-4-8 NPK fertilizer
  • Winterizing lawn fertilizer
  • Lawnmower
  • Appropriate herbicide
  • Pre-emergent crabgrass herbicide

References

  • Pike Nurseries: Zoysia Care

Who Can Help

  • Easton Sod Farms: Meyers Z-52 Zoysia
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