Click Here to Order Zenith Zoysia Plug Trays
Zoysia grass is a warm season grass that is common in the southern region of the United States. In the northern areas of the U.S., its growing season is much shorter than bluegrass or fescue, but it still found a place in some yards because its dense carpet prevented most weed growth and its aggressive growth pattern, although slow, let it spread and take over undesirable weeds and grasses. This aggressive growth also would spread into a neighbor's prize bluegrass lawn, which led to some very unhappy lawn owners. Zoysia grass spreads by above-ground stolons and also by underground rhizomes. These rhizomes can grow under sidewalks and driveways, so little will stop its advance into other lawns and flowerbeds.
The benefits of zoysia grass are that it uses less water than bluegrass or fescue and in general requires less maintenance. Since turf-type buffalograss was developed, the use of zoysia in the north has declined but there is still a demand for it, mainly for repairing older zoysia lawns.
Todd Valley Farms offers plugs of Zenith zoysia. Although Zenith is seedable, its slow germination and short growing season makes it nearly impossible to establish a lawn in the cool season areas within a reasonable amount of time. Zenith is also an improved variety with excellent color and exhibits good cold tolerance. Our trays have 72 plugs and will cover 72 sq ft if placed on 12 inch centers or 18 sq ft if placed on 6 inch centers. Zoysia spreads very slow compared to our turf-type buffalograss so the closer the spacing the better. Our plugs are a healthy 1 ½ inches square X 2 ¼ inches deep. They give you an excellent chance for success with less maintenance.
Zoysia Planting Dates
Use the following chart to identify your estimated planting dates for your zone. To find out which zone you are located in, you can visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.
Estimated Planting Dates
February 15 through November 15
February 15 through November 1
March 10 through October 15
March 15 through October 15
April 1 through October 1
April 20 through September 15
May 1 through September 10
May 1 through September 1
May 10 through August 20
May 20 through August 1
Plug Tray Shipping Information
Most shipping is done on Mondays to try to prevent plugs from sitting in a warehouse or on a truck over the weekend. Since we ship from the middle of the US, we are able to reach both coasts by Friday.