Why Pick Emerald Zoysia for Your Houston Project
We’re excited to offer Emerald Zoysia grass sod, in addition to our Palisades Zoysia grass. Our Zoysia varieties are adapted to the climate in the Texas Gulf Coast because they’re grown at our farm in Bay City. Houston Grass South Owner Michael Romine describes our Emerald Zoysia grass in this video. Call our office for more information at 281-431-7441 today.
Emerald Zoysia Grass Is Often Used on Golf Courses
Emerald Zoysia grass is often used on the edges of fairways because it has more shade tolerance than the Bermudagrass that golf courses usually use in the centers of fairways. Trees sometimes edge the fairways and the Emerald Zoysia tolerates the shade of those trees.
Emerald Zoysia also has the fine-bladed texture of the Bermudagrasses. It also has a beautiful dark green color so it improves the look of the fairways and the golf courses in general. It can improve the look of your project area too!
Emerald Zoysia Characteristics
Texas A&M’s horticulture website classifies Emerald Zoysia as having good shade tolerance. We’ve found that Palmetto St. Augustine grass is a little more shade-tolerant if you need a grass that will tolerate less sun. However, all grass requires some sun, so talk to us about the sun exposure in your project area, and we can visit about the grass varieties that would best meet your needs.
Emerald Zoysia has good wear tolerance because it’s a very dense turf. Because it’s slow-growing, it may take a little longer to recuperate and fill in gouges in your lawn, compared with Bermudagrass or St. Augustine.
Because Emerald Zoysia is a slow-growing grass, you may be able to mow a bit less than with a St. Augustine or a Bermudagrass. However, Emerald Zoysia probably should be mowed a little more frequently than our other Zoysia grass, Palisades Zoysia. That’s because we recommend that you set your mower to a lower height with Emerald. We recommend a mowing height of one half to one inch.
With the lower mowing height, it’s best to use a reel mower instead of a rotary mower. Golf courses use reel mowers to maintain their fairways and greens. Some people will use a rotary mower to cut their Emerald Zoysia, but if you do, you should make sure that your mower blade is very sharp to cleanly cut your grass.
Brown patch shows up a little more frequently in Emerald Zoysia than in Palisades Zoysia. Both Zoysia grasses also have fairly good drought tolerance, and our experience indicates that it’s better than St. Augustine and not quite as good as Bermudagrass. The Zoysias will turn brown if they don’t get water, but when the rains return or you start watering, the Zoysias green up fairly quickly.
Call Us for More Information
Unless you’re absolutely sure about the grass variety that you want, it’s best to call us to visit about shade in your project area, the traffic tolerance you need, and grass care before you select your grass variety. Our owner, Michael Romine, was raised in the grass business so he can advise you about the best grass variety to meet your needs and your budget. Call us at 281-431-7441 today! You can also send us an email using our contact form.