Turf types included in the Zoysia Premium Lawn Care Program - Augusta, Matrella, Sir Grange.
Zoysia premium varieties are seen as more shade tolerant with a slower growth rate and produce a fine leaf which appears similar to that of couch varieties. These varieties of Zoysia are again a warm season grass that will thrive when given the right elements. These Zoysia varieties can be very dense under foot and possess a darker greener colour than their broadleaf relative.
These varieties of Zoysia have a high drought tolerance when established. Irrigation cycles highly depend on your location. When the Zoysia is showing signs of stress or appears dry, deep watering cycles become more beneficial with these varieties. This will decrease during the cooler months.
- Fertilising & nutrients
Premium Zoysia varieties do respond well to instantly available fertilisers yet are not seen as sustainable year round. CRN Controlled Release Fertilisers or slow release fertilisers are typically seen as more beneficial to overall plant health.
- Mowing and trimming
Premium Zoysia varieties have a significantly slower growth rate as opposed to their broadleaf relatives yet still require regular mowing. Recommended mowing heights are between 20-70 mm.
These varieties of Zoysia have a good tolerance to many herbicides available on the market, weed control is performed on a need to basis.
- Things to look out for over the year
Premium Zoysia varieties respond well to renovation procedures conducted in growing season when the plant is actively growing, this is important to ensure you don’t suffer a prolonged recovery post renovation. These varieties of turf are known for creating thatch layers that can create issues including poor infiltration, decrease in nutrient uptake and disease. Renovating these varieties will reinvigorate the plant and will benefit from this process.
Our free 12-month program specifically designed by one of Australia’s best turf agronomists outlines an ideal care program for Premium Zoysia varieties. An easy-to-follow program that outlines specific products and there timing of applications to ensure you maintain a healthy and protected lawn year-round.