Emerald Zoysia is a hybrid Zoysia variety with a dark, emerald green color and a finer, wirier blade texture. Emerald Zoysia grass is moderately shade tolerant. It has a low growth habit which requires less mowing and also stands up well to foot traffic. When properly maintained, both varieties of Zoysia form a dense turf that virtually chokes out weeds, making them weed resistant grasses. Both go dormant and turn a straw color in the winter, providing good color contrast in the landscape.
Emerald Zoysia sod should be watered every day, or every other day, until it is well-rooted into the soil. Thereafter, provide 1.5 to 2 inches of water per week to maintain the grass’ rich, emerald green color.
Maintain Emerald Zoysia at one to two inches in height. You can allow it to grow slightly taller on slopes.
Apply a slow-release, high nitrogen fertilizer to Emerald Zoysia in the spring when it is coming out of its dormant state and is about 50% green. Apply a second application about eight weeks later. In mid to late October, apply a winterizer to your Emerald Zoysia lawn to help prevent winter injury.