Emerald Zoysia is a hybrid variety grass with a fine, wiry blade texture Emerald’s low growth habit requires less mowing and stands up well to foot traffic. When properly maintained it forms a dense turf that is very effective in choking out weeds. It is a proven winner in the Gulf Coast region and has better cold tolerance than Centipede and St. Augustine. You will not be disappointed with this grass.
To avoid dryout, newly planted Emerald should be watered daily and soaked thoroughly to a depth of 3” for the frst two weeks. For the next two weeks, continue to water daily but reduce the amount of water. Once established, Emerald’s watering needs will vary based upon the type of soil present. It is always best to mimic the environment by watering heavily every few days rather than watering lightly every day. For sandier soils, 3/4” per watering will saturate the soil. For heavier clay soils, water up to 2” at a time to achieve saturation. For this reason, heavy soils should be watered heavily but less frequently (every 3-4 days) and sandy soils will need less water but more frequency (every 2-3 days).
An established Emerald Zoysia lawn with optimum mowing height of one to two inches should be mowed every 10 to 14 days during the growing season. Remove clippings from the lawn to avoid thatch build-up. Frequent mowing with clipping removal will help prevent thatch accumulation.
Fertility and pesticide recommendations can vary by grass variety, micro-environmental inﬂuences such as shade, drought, soil conditions and irrigation. Soil tests are encouraged to establish a scientifc basis for fertility decisions.
Rich emerald green
Fine blade with dense foliage.
Emerald tolerates a relatively wide range of soil types but is best suited to well drained fertile soils.
Emerald Zoysia has excellent wear tolerance but recovery is very slow.
Emerald Zoysia has moderate to good shade tolerance.