ZOYA GRASS - Knowledgebase Question

PEORIA, Il
Question by GIZMO1960
April 14, 2010
MY NEIGHBOR PLANTED ZOYA GRASS YEARS AGO WHICH HAS SPREAD INTO MY YARD. WHAT CAN BE DONE TO ELIMINATE THIS.


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Answer from NGA
April 14, 2010

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Part of what makes zoysia so durable is its aggressiveness. Zoysia grass sends out runners, both above and below ground, that increase its density where it's established, and establish its presence where it is not. To prevent your neighbors' zoysia lawn from invading your lawn (and to keep their lawn weeds out of yours), you need to establish firm borders. Ideally you want to have planting beds separating your lawn from theirs. Where the beds meet their grass, you will also need to install some type of edging, ideally of a material like plastic or aluminum that the zoysia runners won't be able to penetrate. The edging needs to be wide enough that you can install it six inches deep and still have an inch or two sticking up above ground. If you don't want to establish planting beds, the edging alone can contain their zoysia lawn, although it might look a little odd standing alone.

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