How to Prepare
Mowing Prior to Planting
“I started my lawn with your zoysia several years ago and our patience has been richly rewarded. We now have a section of lawn second to none.” —C.C.Prior to planting zoysia in an existing lawn, mow the existing grass as close as possible.
It is best to minimize mowing for 1 month after planting. For your first few mowings after planting Amazoy, you should set the mower deck as high as possible to avoid damage to the newly planted plugs.
Once the plugs have taken root, a healthy zoysia lawn should be maintained at a height of 1 1/2" to 3". A golden rule of mowing is "never cut more than 1/3 of the leaf height".
Little or no preparation is needed to plant Amazoy zoysia grass since it grows well in most types of soil and most lawn conditions. From slopes to partial shade, on bare ground or to transition an existing lawn, you will experience good results if you plant your Amazoy plugs as soon as you receive them and follow the planting instructions included.
The ideal pH range for zoysia is 6 to 7. If outside this range, it can easily be corrected, for optimum growth. We offer an easy to use pH Meter.
Amazoy zoysia is harvested in pieces of sod measuring approximately 10" x 15". Each piece of sod is scored into 150 square plugs. You will need to finish the separation prior to planting using garden shears.
Easy planting instructions are included in every order shipped.
Here is a brief summary of the preparation points:
- Mow your existing lawn as low as possible (if applicable).
- Be sure the ground is workable (is it moist enough for planting?).