Zoysia Farm Nurseries: The Amazoy Story

The Amazoy Story

The USDA & the US Golf Association released Meyer Z-52 Zoysia for commercial development in 1951. By 1953 Herbert Friedberg became convinced not only that this grass that some were calling "miracle grass" would be the answer for America's lawns, but that he could sell it by mail directly to homeowners nationwide. A revolutionary concept at that time. He focused on Zoysia grass for private lawns while others focused on golf courses and other commercial uses. He turned his attention from the family's successful bowling center business to growing and shipping Zoysia grass full-time. He bought a farm in Maryland and perfected the process of preparing, shipping and helping homeowners achieve optimum results with Zoysia plugs.

His big break came when talk radio pioneer Arthur Godfrey saw a print ad from Zoysia Farms and talked about it on his nationally syndicated radio show. From that point on, Zoysia Farm Nurseries and its Amazoy brand of Zoysia was on its way.

In 1998 the employees purchased the company from the Friedberg family. Today the company continues to be employee–owned. As a result every member of the staff is equally committed to your successful experience with Amazoy and Zoysia Farm Nurseries.

What's special about
Zoysia Grass?
Is Amazoy really the
best Zoysia Grass?
How do I know Zoysia Grass
is right for my lawn?
Are plugs better
than seed?