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Zoysia Grass

by Dawn West, All About Lawns Columnist

Description: Zoyia is a fine to medium textured grass commonly found in the southern U.S. coastal, and southern California regions. Zoyia is a deep rooted, slow growing grass with a medium to dark-green appearance.

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  • Good durability
  • Deep-rooted
  • Can grow in most soils
  • High tolerance to heat, salt, and drought
  • Generally disease and pest resistant
  • Some tolerance to shade



  • Can take up to two years to fully establish
  • Often browns and gets a straw-like color early in the fall
  • Prone to thatch buildup
  • Can be difficult to mow and maintain
Common Growing Region
Common Growing Region

Watering: Requires frequent watering to establish and low amounts thereafter. For additional info on watering, see: Watering

Fertilizing: see: Fertilizing Tables

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Dawn West B.A. holds a B.A. in English from Harvard University and teaches writing at Oregon State University.

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