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COMPARISON OF ZOYSIA LAWN VARIETIES
Shown below are pictures and graphs about various Zoysia varieties, both
seeded types (Zenith /
Compadre) and vegetative established ones
such as Emerald, El Toro, Empire, Meyer, etc (We sell Empire as
grass plugs). Vegetative ones are types that must be established from
plugs or sod as NO seeds are available.
Click on pictures above to Purchase seeds or plugs
(depending on what is available for each species cultivar.) --- More
information about varieties are shown below.
Reasons To Consider Zenith OR Comadre Zoysia Seeds
- Zenith & Compadre Zoysia
can provide a better quality turf than Meyer and basically about
the same quality as found with El Toro and Emerald. It is
not quite as fine bladed as Emerald.
- Zenith & Compadre turf color
is the same as Meyer and El Toro and has a
better, darker green color than Emerald.
- Zenith & Compadre performs better
under drought stress than Meyer, El Toro and
- Zenith & Compadre survives winter
temperatures better than El Toro, Emerald and Meyer.
- Zenith & Compadre establishment time
from seeds is faster than plugs. Plugs can take anywhere
from 2 to 4 years to completely cover.
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 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.
Comparison Graphs of Zenith Zoysia Grass & Other Varieties
As you can see in the chart below, the establishment rate for zoysia grass seed is up to 10 weeks earlier than sprigged zoysia grass.
Above: Seeded lawns can generally be established faster
than plugs / sprigs. Sod of course is instant. - Weeks to play
refers to golf use.
Graphs Of Zoysia Grass Varieties Leaf Texture Ratings
Emerald is considered the finest Zoysia, but unfortunately produces
no seeds; and it also does not have much cold tolerance. The good news is that we have Empire Zoysia Grass Plugs - See
our informational website
lawnplugs.com for more
information on Zoysia plugs.
Zenith Zoysia Growth Performance Under Stress
Above and Below: Zenith is a tough grass withstanding
adverse droughts better than other varieties.
Zenith has outstanding cold tolerance, equal or exceeding
that of the long term grass used in Northern states such as Rhode
Zenith Grass Seed Are Economical
Above: Zenith seed are an economical
method of planting.
Compare Color Rating Graphs of Zoysia Grass
Zenith's color is a dark green grass. (Comparison Above &
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