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Seeding Or Plugging Zoysia Lawns
Which should I do (plugs / seed) is often a question asked about Zoysia. Many
are surprised to learn that seeds are even available. While it is relatively
new, seeds have been available for years and the newer improved varieties have
been on the market for about 5 years. In that time thousands of lawns have been
successfully established from seeds.
When To Use Zoysia Seeds
USE SEEDS - BARE SOIL AREAS ONLY:
If you want a faster, usually easier and economical method of establishment of a
Japonica variety of Zoysia. Seeded lawns can be fully
established in two years
--- Seeds should only be used in areas where you will have bare soil and can
prepare a proper seedbed. You will also need the capability of watering the
seeded areas for the first 3-4 weeks multiple times.
NOTICE: Please note that we ONLY
recommend Zoysia seeds for use in bare soil areas.
Planting seeds into existing grasses has a HIGH
FAILURE rate. If planting into an existing lawn (grass
and/or weeds) we recommend that you consider using Zoysia
Zoysia Grass plugs instead of
seeds. - Zoysia seeds also are difficult to achieve
germination in low light / shady areas. Use plugs in
these areas for best results.
When To Use Zoysia Plugs
USE PLUGS - EXISTING LAWNS or bare soils:
If you do NOT wish to remove your existing lawn, or are NOT starting a new lawn
from bare soil conditions. Zoysia Lawn Plugs do take longer (2-4 years on
average) to establish fully. They can also be planted in existing lawns allowing
for the eventual establishment over a period of years. Plugs are also
recommended for use in areas of higher shade conditions. Seeds can be more
difficult to achieve good germination in shade areas as the Zoysia seeds are
VERY light sensitive and need a certain amount of sun light in order to
germinate. Plugs planted into existing grasses can take much longer to cover...
even as long as a decade (10 years) in some cases.
Some plugged lawns can take up to 3-4 years (and more) to
Seeded lawns can be established in one growing
season if properly planted.
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