Houseman Grass Series – All about Zoysia Grass

At Houseman Services, we know all about lawn care. This series is dedicated to educating you about the most common lawn types in Georgia. Each week in this series, we will cover these different grasses:

This blog will be all about Zoysia grass.

Zoysia grass is the perfect lawn. It has a bright green hue that will have your yard being the showcase of the neighborhood. It is everything you want in a front or backyard turf. It has blades that are soft, and its mat is dense, making it the perfect grass for your kids to play on. It’s also slow and low growing, so you won’t need to mow quite as often as with other warm season lawns.


Zoysia is a dense, slow-growing grass which requires periodic dethatching. It comes in several varieties ranging from fine to coarse textures. The good news is that it does not need to be mowed. It can tolerate foot traffic as well as high salt levels near coastal salt water.

Type:                  Warm season grass

Sun Exposure: Full sun to very light shade


Zoysia grass is specifically planned for certain locations:

  • Turf on golf courses for fairways and teeing areas
  • Beautiful, durable grass lawns
  • Slopes to stop erosion
  • Sports fields
  • Commercial landscapes


There are many benefits to planting Zoysia Grass:

  • Heat- and drought-tolerant
  • Develops a deep root system
  • Warm-season grass with improved cold tolerance
  • Prefers sun tolerates some light shade
  • Suitable for southern and transition zones
  • Low water and maintenance requirements
  • Dense, traffic-tolerant growth


Because of its deep root system, Zoysia grass establishes more slowly than some of the other lawn grasses. It also turns brown when winter dormancy sets in.

Steps for Healthy Lawn

There are several steps to consider when wanting to achieve a healthy and beautiful law:

·      Lawn Analysis.

·      Aerate your Lawn.

·      Seeding.

·      Optimal Fertilizing, Weed, Insect, and Disease Control.

·      Proper Watering.

·      Cutting the Correct Height.

If you are not familiar with Zoysia grass, it is in your best interest to make sure you talk with or hire a Lawn Care Service that is knowledgeable in this area to know fertilization schedules, over-seeding management techniques, utilization of intense mowing schedules for shorter mowing heights than most lawns, accurate irrigation and drying procedures.

Contact Houseman Services at 866-964-PEST as soon as possible so we can treat your property?

Houseman Services is the only complete service company in the Athens, GA area. We provide Weed control, fertilization, shrub care, mulch & pine straw, sod, annual plantings, irrigation, and commercial & residential lawn maintenance. We are also state certified and licensed in wood destroying organisms (termite control), household pest control, public health, and turf & ornamental weed control. We are licensed to control and treat mosquitoes, termites, all pest problems, and turf & ornamental weed control. Contact the professionals at Houseman Services and set up a free inspection of your yard. We have been servicing homes and businesses in the Athens, Clarke County area since 1985!