I am sure if you are a long time reader you have read
about our lawn.
Our Zoysia grass lawn that is.
There is a story behind it, however I will only give you the brief version.
We have been in our home now for 7 years.
When we moved in
our lawn was terrible! I think it was fescue or something like that.
By the time mid summer hit
it looked like we had hay stalks for grass.
Before I get to the story…
Here are some deets on Zoysia grass
- Needs far less water than other grasses
- Thrives in blistering heat and survives the coldest winters
- Excellent for slopes, play areas & tough conditions
- Reduces mowing to once a month or less
- Chokes out weeds & replaces other grasses
- Cuts costs and chemicals & naturally resists insects
- Grows incredibly thick, like a soft carpet
Also, note zoysia does better in different regions than others.
Do your homework first!
My husband did his homework for a few weeks before he decided this would be the grass for us.
I swear he truly is lawn obsessed.
And so the story goes…
Mike as I mentioned earlier,
does his home work extensively and decides Zoysia is our best option.
However, to get Zoysia grass in a slab form…
we are talking big money.
Probably looking at $5,000 to do our lawn.
so what is our next option?
We can afford those…
you must do it right! In order to do it right..
you have to make literally hundreds of holes in your lawn.
My husband looked like a screwball out there. Believe me there were a lot of slow drive bys and looks his way. Our lawn had looked like
it had chicken pox all over.
Keep in mind, we were new to the neighborhood when my husband decided to tackle this project.
Six years later, the Zoysia finally took over.
Did I mention, it takes approximately 5 years if you are using the plugs?
Patience needs to be your friend.
The pride and joy my husband gets from his lawn,
well, it’s a man thing I guess.
There are different variations of Zoysia and I have included a map to see if your region would favor it.
Also, in the Winter time, here it is NOT green, it is completely brown..which is fine, it did however get some taking use to.
Zoysia Grass Planting Zones – ADAPTATION AREAS MAP
I give my husband most of the credit, however, I cut many of those plugs and had blisters on my hands by the time I was finished.
The neighbors don’t think we are so crazy after all! Let’s just say they have lawn envy.
Some have since did the same.
Thanks for stopping by today and hearing about our lawn, fun, I know:)
There is plenty more for you to see.