Is Zoysia Sod Right for Your Yard?

October 20th, 2017

Many Florida homes and businesses are not blessed with full, green grass in their yards, but fortunately, sod can solve this problem. Sod is grass grown on a farm specifically for the purpose of being harvested with its soil and roots and re-installed on different ground. Autumn is the best time to lay sod in Florida, since the weather is cooler but grass can still take root in the ground. Zoysia sod in particular is an excellent choice for any home or business owner, thanks to its many convenient and attractive qualities. Is it right for your property?

An Introduction to Zoysia

Zoysia is actually native to Asia, but it was brought to the United States in the late 19th century. It is classified as a warm-season grass, which means that it begins an active growth phase  in the warmth of late spring and peaks during Florida’s famously hot summer climate. Since it is perennial, it grows back every year, and its impressive heat tolerance allows it to thrive in the humid southeast.

The Benefits of Choosing Zoysia

Zoysia is a unique type of grass that offers many perks to any property owner who selects this sod. First of all, though Zoysia establishes itself slowly, your patience pays off because it forms a very dense carpet of grass for your feet and eyes alike to enjoy. The dense nature of Zoysia blades keeps weeds at bay and provides a durable groundcover for lawn games and entertaining. Zoysia even stays green longer into the winter season than many other sod types. It eventually goes brown when it becomes dormant, but Zoysia is known for retaining its natural green color quickly in the spring.

Thanks to Zoysia’s naturally deep root system, it offers efficient moisture conservation, which makes the sod relatively drought resistant. This is a very important characteristic for sod in Florida, because it allows your grass to remain green during short stretches of drought. Furthermore, Zoysia responds to elongated periods of drought by simply going into a dormant phase. This means it will become brown, but the Zoysia will return to its green color shortly after the drought ends. It’s a truly durable grass that loves full sun but can still tolerate light shade.

Get Your Zoysia Today

It’s no wonder that Zoysia has become such a popular lawn option throughout the Tampa area. With its fine textured leaf blades, beautiful emerald green color, and a convenient immunity to cinch bugs, Zoysia offers home and business owners all of the perks without any of the drawbacks! The team at Green Solutions Lawn Care & Pest Control has more than two decades of experience with Zoysia sod, so they can provide the expert care that your yard needs to remain in prime condition. Call (813) 684-7336 today to make your first appointment!