healthy zoyzia roots - Knowledgebase Question

King of Prussia, Pe
Question by kenharner
June 23, 2009
What soil amendment will encourage root growth for my zoyzia grass?

Answer from NGA
June 23, 2009


If you are just now planting zoysia, it does best in a soil with the pH of 6.0-6.5 and getting the soil tested would be the first step. Then you can incorporate lime (if needed) and ferilizer (depending upon your soil test, but usually a complete fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 should be mixed into the soil). Then the area should be leveled and planted. If your zoysia is already installed and growing, you should fertilize with approximately 15 lbs of a complete fertilizer per 1000 sq. ft. of lawn area in the spring. This is the main feeding of your zoysia lawn. For supplemental feedings, you can apply 2-3 lbs of Nitrogen to your Zoysia during the course of the growing season. Space these applications out about 50-60 days apart. The usual ratio of NPK for zoysia is a fertilizer is a 16-4-8. Zoysia is slow to establish, but once it does, it will grow thick and lush and crowd out most weeds.

Best wishes with your lawn.

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