Meyer Zoysia

A warm season grass with medium green color, Meyer Zoysia forms a dense, low maintenance lawn. Like Bermuda varieties, zoysia also spreads via rhizomes and stolons. It tolerates heat very well with good cold hardiness and drought tolerance. Meyer Zoysia tolerates shade better than bermuda grass but growth will be slower in shaded areas. Zoysia has the best wear resistance of any grass.

Meyer Zoysia has been the industry standard for 40 years since its release from the Beltsville, MD experiment station. It is a cold hardy, slow growing, medium width blade zoysia that is still very useful around bunker complexes due to its slow growth habit. While there are newer varieties better suited for tees and fairways, Meyer remains an excellent choice for bunker faces due to it's low maintenance and texture contrast. It remains one of the most cold hardy zoysia grasses available.

This variety performs best in Zones 6, 7, 8.

Maintenance Tips

Meyer Zoysia is a warm season grass that prefers warm, dry, sunny climates. Zoysia will spread via rhizomes and stolons, but is not as aggressive as Bermuda grass. The optimum mowing height for zoysia is 3/4"" to 1 1/2". Zoysia is a warm season grass that will go dormant or turn brown after the first killing frost. The dormant period will last through out the winter months, that typically being mid October through April. This grass can form a heavy thatch layer and may require vertical cutting or de thatching in the spring. Apply a complete fertilize in the spring. Contact a lawn care professional for specific fertilize quantities.

All information is based on average/normal conditions; individual sites and situations may differ.