3 Reasons Zoysia Sod is the Right Choice for Your Florida Lawn

June 10th, 2018

The quality of the grass in your yard plays a major role in the curb appeal of your property, a fact that might be stressful if your lawn is currently overtaken by weeds or brown spots. Installing the right kind of sod on your lawn can transform the appearance of your property, dramatically improve curb appeal, and give you a sense of pride in your home.

St. Augustine has long reigned as the favorite sod choice for homeowners in the Tampa Bay area, but Zoysia grass is now emerging as another popular favorite. This native Asian grass has been in the United States since the late 19th century. As a warm-season grass, its growth peaks during the hot summer weather that is so common in Florida. There are many reasons to consider installing Zoysia grass in your own yard, especially the three explained below.

Zoysia Is a Durable Sod

Zoysia is an excellent choice if you need a sod that can thrive in high-traffic areas. As Zoysia grows, it develops a dense carpet of grass that spreads above ground in stems called stolons and underground in stems called rhizomes. This thick, dense growth makes it possible to play lawn games and entertain on your Zoysia sod without causing lasting damage.  

Zoysia Offers a Beautiful Appearance

This fine-textured grass grows in a beautiful emerald green color that is sure to help your lawn look rejuvenated and healthy. It retains this light to medium green color during its active growing season, then turns brown when winter dormancy begins. Although Zoysia does turn brown temporarily, its green season is much longer than that of Bermudagrass and other warm-season sods. Zoysia grasses are also among the first to return to their green hues in the spring.  

Zoysia Can Handle Moderate Drought and Shade

Thanks to its deep root system, Zoysia can efficiently conserve moisture throughout the year. This gives the sod drought resistant properties that are valuable during Florida’s inevitable dry spells. Zoysia can remain green during short droughts. During longer droughts, Zoysia protects itself by going dormant and turning brown, yet can quickly return to its green color when watered consistently. Finally, though Zoysia prefers full sun, it can tolerate light shade.

If you think that Zoysia might be the perfect sod for your yard, call (813) 684-7336 to speak to an expert at Green Solutions Lawn Care and Pest Control in Tampa, Florida. The owners of Green Solutions are formal experts in grass management, so they offer unique insight and knowledge to properly match your lawn with the best variety of sod.