Plant Zoysia Grass Seed

How to Plant Zoysia Grass Seed

Who doesn’t want to start his day looking at the beautiful, healthy and green lawn? It is like a gift for the eyes and mind.

If you want to make your lawn beautiful with Zoysia grass, you have to know about planting zoysia seed properly. And you have come to the exact place.

Because here in this content we will give you necessary details about how to plant Zoysia grass seed.  More specifically about planting zoysia seed in a new lawn and planting Zoysia seed in an existing lawn. 

HOW TO PLANT ZOYSIA GRASS SEED

The perfect time for seeding Zoysia grass is in the mid to late spring or early summer. It can also be planted in the fall season, at least 2 months before the winter is expected. Because Zoysia grass requires six to eight hours of full sunlight. 

PLANTING ZOYSIA SEED IN NEW LAWN

Follow the following steps to plant Zoysia seed perfectly-

CONDUCT SOIL TEST

For planting zoysia grass seed, the pH of the soil is the most important. For this, conduct a soil test.   The ideal pH should be 5.8 to 6.5. According to the soil test rate, apply fertilizer and soil adamant.  If it is not possible to conduct soil tests, apply lawn fertilizer according to the package’s recommended rate. 

PREPARE THE SOIL

Now you have to prepare the soil by loosening 1 to 2-inch depth. For the growth of healthy roots, rake the soil lightly to get a smooth soil bed. 

SOW THE SEEDS

Now it’s time to sow the seeds. Sow the seeds by spreading according to the recommended rates using a broadcast spreader. Now lightly rake/work on seeds into the soil not more than ¼ inches deep. Adequate light will help seeds to grow. 

WATER PROPERLY

Keep the soil moist by appropriate watering. You must keep watering the seeds until the seedlings appear and the grass is established. After that return to your scheduled routine of watering. 

PLANTING ZOYSIA SEED IN AN EXISTING LAWN

This is greatly discouraged to plant seeds in an existing lawn. But if you don’t have any other option to plant seeds, we are going to share some tips-   

DETERMINE LAWN CONDITION

First, take a look at your lawn’s condition. If it is 50% ok,  it is suggested to start over. But if it is in better condition, then directly go to the aerating and seeding skipping the spraying part.

SPRAY HERBICIDE 

Spray nonselective herbicide on the lawn for removing existing grasses. Wait for 7 days to make sure all grasses are killed. If not, re-apply herbicide in particular areas.

MOW THE LAWN

After that, mow the existing grass using a standard mower. 

AERATE THE LAND

Aerate the land properly waiting 7 days after the final spray. 

PLANT THE SEED

Sow the seeds by spreading according to the recommended rates on the package. 

 Follow the steps and make your lawn beautiful with Zoysia grass.

FAQ

How long does it take for Zoysia grass seed to grow?

Under an ideal growing environment, Zoysia grass seeds take 14 to 21 days to grow. In this period, you must keep the soil moist but not soggy. You can go to your regular watering schedule when the seeds transform into seedlings. 

Can you plant Zoysia on an existing lawn?

It is not suggested to plant Zoysia grass in an existing lawn. Because it is hard for small Zoysia seedlings to grow against other existing grasses in competition. For this, before planting Zoysia grass, eradicate other existing grasses.  

How do you put down Zoysia seeds?

Spread the Zoysia grass seeds using cyclone or any rotatory type seeder. If your lawn is larger, then for the first distribution go side by side(east-west), for the second distribution go up and down(north-south).  Rake the soil lightly and put some soil on the top of the seeds. Be careful seeds shouldn’t be buried more than ¼ inch.    

Can you overseed Zoysia grass seed?

If you want to make your lawn thicker and greener easily, overseeding is one of the best ways. Overseeding Zoysia grass will help you yield a vigorous and healthier lawn.

FINAL WORDS

A splendid green and thick Zoysia lawn are pleasing for the eye. Every time you see your lawn, a smile of satisfaction will appear on your face. 

Well, we are so grateful to you for staying with us till the very end. We tried to give all the necessary steps to plant your Zoysia lawn properly.

However, here we depart. But we assure you that you will get an alluring lawn if you follow the above steps.  Best of luck with your lawn and have a nice day!

Jonathan L. Leon
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