How to Cut Zoysia Grass


Zoysia grass provides a warm-season turfgrass also commonly known as Japanese or Korean lawn grass. Its coarse blade texture withstands high foot traffic, so growers often use it for activity fields and golf course applications. Zoysia grass is also prized for its tolerance of drought and salty air and moisture conditions. A slower-growing grass, zoysia should be mowed every three to seven days depending on the use, sun exposure and mowing height. Cutting zoysia grass with greater frequency keeps the blade texture as fine as possible.

Step 1

Mow zoysia grown on activity fields or in areas with frequent foot traffic at a blade height between 3/4 and 1 inch roughly every three to five days.

Step 2

Maintain zoysia grass growing in full sun at a height between 1 and 2 inches to prevent sun scald. Mow every five to seven days.

Step 3

Cut zoysia grass growing in shady conditions at a blade height between 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 inches at a frequency of once every five to seven days.

Things You'll Need

  • Adjustable-height lawn mower


  • Texas A&M University Extension: Zoysiagrass
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