Zoysia SPP is the warm season grass, meaning it stays green during the summer and tends to lose its color in winter. While you can lay Zoysia sod any time of year, it takes longer to root than other grass sod so it’s best to give it plenty of time to get established before cold weather arrives in autumn. It benefits from being laid amid the developing season and in times of downpour.
Zoysia roots need to settle into the soil before the first autumn freeze. While Zoysia will technically grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zone six through nine but those zones only tell you the average winter low temperatures. The climate most amenable to Zoysia grass extends from the southern parts of States in the Upper Midwest south to Florida and the Gulf Coast and West to Oklahoma in northern Texas. It takes from six to eight weeks for the roots of Zoysia sod to get established. To find the last good date for laying sod, check the expected first frost in your area and count back for eight weeks.
Zoysia grass turf needs a lot of water while its roots develop. The best time to lay it is during the spring rainy season in your area. In the event that you don’t have spring precipitation where you live, water the turf day by day for seven to 10 days after you lay it. The prior night you lay the turf, irrigate the soil with 1/4 to 1/2 inch of water.
Prepare your soil to receive the sod in advance. Till the soil 6 inches deep and work in 10 pounds of 5-10-15 fertilizer per 1,000 feet of lawn. the soil should be moist but not muddy. Zoysia sod deteriorates quickly, so make sure the sod you buy is delivered to you within 24 hours after it was harvested and has been properly protected from wind and Sun during delivery to you. Healthy sod will be moist. Try not to acknowledge it on the off chance that it watches dried out. You can store grass inside briefly at a temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, yet you have to lay it rapidly while it is as yet wet and healthy.
Plan your sod laying strategy so you can lay it immediately after it arrives. The Zoysia sod will typically arrive on wooden pallets that contain 50 square yards each. A square yard of Zoysia sod will weigh from 35 to 40 pounds. The strips of sod will usually be 24 inches long, 18 inches wide and 2 to 2 1/2 inches deep.
Five lay strips tightly against one another to prevent the roots from drying out, but do not overlap them. Stagger the joints like you see on layers of bricks. Lay the primary line strips along the straight edge of a walkway or garage and spot the second column firmly against the principal push, proceeding with thusly for subsequent strips. Lay strips at right angles against curves. If you lay the strips on a slope, start at the bottom. Drive wooden pegs in the uphill side of sod on steep slopes to keep them in place. Don’t wait until you get all the sod laid before you water it. Water as you go to keep the sod moist.
A cover may be evacuated on an occasional premise as it amasses. Over the top cover can square water, sun, and manure from achieving the dirt. It is prescribed to evacuate cover in late-winter before the grass starts to turn green once more. The best strategies to expel cover are to scalp grass with a garden trimmer utilizing a particular dethatching sharp edge accessible at your nearby tool shop or to use a vertical machine. Hold up until the grass is moderately dry before endeavoring to evacuate cover. Evacuate cover by raking or cutting with a bagger once you have finished dethatching.