my wife ordered 50 plugs they came in and were brown i told her they were not any good.She planted them in the back yard two weeks later they greened up and I had to take back my words.we are going to order more for this spring.I don’t know but they look good to us. I saw the ad in the paper and what got my attention was that it only had to be mowed twice all summer. I used at the 4 inch setting. It is brown and does look like it won’t make it. It’s been a year since you planted the Zoysia plugs. second of all it does require less water and fertilization to remain green but it more than makes up for it in dethatching and having (preferably) to use a reel mower. It took about 2 full seasons to choke everything out. Hello, I am about to try this product, could you please email me and tell me what you think of it and how it looks.Thanks dale. Well I logged on to place an order with Zoysia farms, and accidently ended up on this forum. apart, and grow together over time. This will drastically reduce the amount of plugs you get, but I think it will yield the best result. I wouldn’t plant it anywhere north of a line from the Carolinas to Central Calif.2. Their website says you have to finish the seperation of the plugs. Some Fescue varieties are a good shade alternatve, but you typically have to mow Fescue frequently.4. However, I am now getting ready to plant a new front yard and might place a new order. You may have made it work in either of those areas, but it still isn’t recommended.3. The front yard is expensive Bermuda sod – and it needs attention EVERY WEEK to stay healthy!! Your lawn with thrive even in the toughest conditions, heat and drought, heavy traffic, will even survive the cold winter. I would buy from them again (but with PLUGS, won’t have to!). Not so far. Instead without notice they shipped us more plugs. If I were the CEO of this company, I think I would be looking at this carefully, and developing a plan to fix my ever growing bad name. john2judy – posted 26 February 2002 08:46. quote:Originally posted by ty:my wife ordered 50 plugs they came in and were brown i told her they were not any good.She planted them in the back yard two weeks later they greened up and I had to take back my words.we are going to order more for this spring.I don’t know but they look good to us. The sooner we receive the order, the earlier the order will be shipped during the appropriate growing season for that area. I ordered about 1000 plugs last april received them in october.Planted as directed they were brown then and they stayed brown.I will never buy again.I asked for the refund they promised never got a reply. He is dead and the house is out of the family but the lawn is completely taken over by zoysia and has been for twenty years. What are the benefits of Zoysia compared to the others??? Stay away from them. I’m glad I came here instead of mail in the order. But that’s about all. Take the sheets out of the box, and if you can’t plant them the same day, go to the supermarket and buy three or four aluminum lasagna pans, and put the sheets in there. Despite negative feedback I am still tempted to try it. Fall & Winter is a perfect time to plant. I had a lawn in SW MO for 17 years that was Zoysia and it was the BEST grass that I have ever seen. The dormant grass blades acts as insulation. My wife demands that the dog be able to do his business in the yard so he doesn’t have to be walked so much. So here I am, researching. They did not come back by the next spring. It sounds like a great alternative, but will the grass grow in my area? If you're tired of mowing, watering, fertilizing & working all season long to stay ahead of weeds and crabgrass, it's time to consider zoysia. could it be that the plugs are still dormant. First mowing should be done while the Zoysia is still dormant. I found this web site when I logged on to order more for this property, I only hope to have grass like my fathers old back yard at 11 MacNeill Dr Southboro, Mass. By knowing how to prepare, plant plugs, and care for your zoysia, you, too, can have a healthy and lush zoysia … They will also continue spreading, so they can fill in more or less than 64 sq ft, depending on conditions in your yard and whether growing conditions are optimal. It took a few weeks (watering every day) for this to be evident. Being an engineer I also planted two different types of Zoysia seed that I found at Home Depot and Lowes. Don’t cut them in one inch squares, but rather in two or three inch squares using a serrated knife or a hack saw blade on a piece of wood or the Sunday paper. I am scared to order now…Thank you all for letting me know about them.. strtrodder41 – posted 10 February 2004 05:06. Once again you can try different spacing before making a final decision. ‘Cause the rest of the day is the hotttest, and you’re waisting your time on the watering process. HELP. Zoysia is a beautiful sun-loving and drought-resistant grass, that needs less mowing and watering. The best advice is to use a 2-4-D based broad-spectrum spray-on herbicide for broadleaf weed control; you’ll have to work to find the right spray for non-broadleafs such as wild onion, bahia, and other thin-leaf weeds. I fertilize the grass with liquid miracle grow once a week. Not happy in Okla. ... We planted zoysia plugs … Atlanta resident – posted 11 February 2003 15:50. My name is Sara and I am an employee of Zoysia Farm Nurseries in Taneytown, MD. If the soil is loose, take a straight-handled rake or a shovel, and poke holes in the ground! So is St.Augustine, Bermudagrass, and Bahiagrass, but that doesn’t mean these grasses are the answer to all situations. Watering: weekly regular, but will tolerate some drought conditions. However a few folks were quite pleased with the results of plugging with this product. I hate it, it’s a thick rough grass, but it’s all the fashion today. If something sounds to good to be true, it usually is. I was the one house in the neighborhood where people said grass would never grow and then I had the best lawn on the block. Shop Savings Services Ideas. When I picked up the sod, it was really nice looking. Zoysiagrasses are among the most wear tolerant turf grasses. How doers get more done ™ Need Help? If you desire a low maintenance lawn Zoysia is your answer! BUYER BEWARE: Newspaper ads touting the advantages of Zoysiagrass sometimes appear in cities where cool season grasses are the norm. I got their number from the Greater Maryland Better Business Bureau. I used the plugger and wet the ground and filled all the holes with water, then added the moist plugs. Zoysia Grass lawns require less water, the do well in shaded areas and only needs to be mowed a few times a year. Zoysia Plugs ordered in fall/winter will arrive dormant and will be brown in color, but will green up soon after warm weather returns. Year-round color in frost free climates. It is a seeded variety of Zoysia. See more info at http://www.zoysiaplug.com Because of its origin the grass was commonly called Manila grass. I live in Lake Havasu City AZ.and the average summer daytime temperatures are 105 degrees. I live in Central Virginia? Steve in Phoenix – posted 05 May 2004 16:53. Our Zoysia Grass Plugs are living plugs that you only need to planted one time. SOMEONE PLEASE REPLY TO ME ASAP WETHER ITS FROM A USER OR COMPANY REP. YOU CAN E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR ANSWERS TO [email protected] THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS . Someone told me Buffalo grass did not have to be mowed at all. Asian Cajun – posted 04 August 2007 23:35. Seed vs plug? i made a mistake ordering from them if is sounds too good to be true. The one thing I’m still a bit worried about is that it will green up too late and brown too early each year due to the climate in my area (Southern New Hampshire). http://www.turfgrassamerica.com/info/609buffalo.php?id=16. But, it is a very nice grass. We asked for our money to be returned. I have ordered more plugs to finish the other half of the yard. That blue tint they give off is beautiful. I live in Michigan, so you would think grass would be easy to grow. I planted them in a seperat area to watch them as the Zoysia Farms advised. Should that happen, I’ll make sure that every Federal, State, and City agency (as well as the editors of those magazines) is aware of the problems. Know anything about that? Does it work in hard/clay soil? I am going the route of buying the seed at Home Depot or Lowe’s. Hello I am from Cleveland ,Texas. We ordered 2000 plugs from this company. Said that they only watered every other week when temperatures were over 120 degrees. I watered them well, and they greened up in no time. Have any of you ever heard of the word “dormant?” It appears this is what theyship. I promise you, if you plant Bahia….you will regret it the rest of your life. Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Zoysia Grass Seed and Mulch, 5 lb. Planted in North Georgia red clay dirt with no topsoil or fertilizer. Everyone claims to have applied the proper amount of TLC to the plugs and I’ll gladly take them at their word. I live in Central Florida. Most can be cut at 1/2 inch up to 2 inches, which is much nicer to walk and play in than St. Augustine. Our plugs are grown in the trays a rich soil mixture that feeds the Zoysia Plugs while they grow in your yard. I recieved the ad in the mail today. Not one single blade of heathy grass was generated. He said that this grass would work well here. 36 Lawn SOD plugs are intended to be planted roughly 15 In. PLEASE HELP! [email protected] – posted 25 March 2003 15:02, kosasok i live in california desert. Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Zoysia Grass Seed and Mulch, 5 lb. When do you ship?Shipping varies based on geographic location. i hope to here from someone that has tried this grass in simular ares. Year-round color in frost free climates. Warned me that the plugs looked dead when they arrive, but would green up. We will be ordering more on a CREDIT CARD so that if they do not perform, we can file a billing dispute & get our money back. it has some quirky chemical reactions, as well, so check with your local university for the correct weed control products to use on this grass- remember- you just spent alot of money for it. My kinda grass ! See REMOVING ZOYSIAGRASS FROM YOUR LAWN for additional information. Quick guide on how to plant zoysia plugs. After not receiving the plugs, I contacted them and they informed me that it takes several weeks for them to ship to my location (Sacraento, CA). WOW!! It is good that the ProPlugger stores quite a few plugs … the coverage of these ‘creeping’ Grass plugs is 64 Sq. It may be brown when it arrives but if you keep it moist in the plastic wrapping in the box it keeps for several months while I plug in a little at a time. Thanks from Cleveland ,Texas. The plaugs are thriving and I noticed that the grubs destroyed everything except for the plugs. We don’t fertilize it or do anything to it & yet it thrives on sheer neglect. Thanks a lot! Do yourself a favor and look for EMPIRE zoysia in the 3″x3″ plugs. Now, here’s another hint. I was a landscaper for 5 years and I had never heard of zoysia.I want to replace my lawn in Michigan and I don”t have the time to do it and cause I do construction and this sounds like the perfect remedy for my lack of time that I have.Please send me some possitve feedback, if there is any more than what I have already read. Areas that receive less than 5 to 6 hours of sun will see competition between the zoysia … Most Zoysias should be mowed with a reel mower. They were brown and pitifull looking when they arived. Not everyone will have the same experience with any given product or company, but I had to speak up on Zoysia Farms behalf. Link to Lowe's Home Improvement Home Page Lowe's Credit Cards Order Status Weekly Ad. We have extensive information at our website on Zoysia. Ft. when planted and cared for. Broad blade dense turf. Being an engineer I also planted two different types of Zoysia seed that I found at Home Depot and Lowes. I planted a few plugs a few years ago just to see what would happen. Vigorous growth habit. Instead of e-mailing, call (410) 756-2311. Is it TARR or just bad idea of Winter Rye? What does it not tolerate? I found beautiful buffalo grass plugs at toddvalleyfarms.com. The soil has to be fairly moist for it to work, and pushing the plug out got old. The peices looked nothing like the picture they have on the internet. I’m at [email protected], i ordered grass 2-26-02. i have my canceled check, but no grass. more Information would be nice. We planted zoysia plugs years ago & they have spread quite a bit. My one question is this: Has anyone tried using this product in the Sacramento, CA area? I don’t know anything about Zoysia Farms, but I do know a thing or two about grass. Since my experience is mostly with the temperate zone, other good turf grasses to consider for that area are Tifton Bermuda, St. Augustine, and Centipede. Zoysia japonica, sometimes called “Japanese lawn grass” or “Korean lawn grass”, is a coarser textured, but more cold hardy species than Zoysia matrella. Negatives – since it is slow-growing, it takes quite a while to fill in a yard with plugs. I will not buy that one again. quote:Originally posted by [email protected]:Have any of you ever heard of the word “dormant?” It appears this is what theyship. Item #911015. I traditional used a combination of 70%bluegrass, 30% white clover. Noticed the compliant on zoysiafarms being 2001 posting. Hasta la veesta, buddies!!! I’ll have to get some more next year to fill in the gaps a bit faster. Said he had been responsible for golf courses in Saudi Arabia. In the U.S. it is used in southern California as a low growing ground cover. Hope this helps a [email protected], michaelturner – posted 10 February 2003 09:19. quote:Originally posted by CherylP:I debating between St. Augustine, Bahia Grass and Zoysia grass. You have to be patient with this grass, but overall I think it’s done what it claims to do. Great for high traffic areas. You plant each plug in holes 12" apart, and they should fill in the spaces between the plugs. steve in apple valley – posted 27 March 2002 18:42. You’re right–it does come in the box looking brown, but that doesn’t mean you got shafted. See more info at http://www.zoysiaplug.com All that said, if you are in a temperate zone, can supplement water when necessary, and your yard is partial to full sun, then Zoysia is an excellent turf grass. Remember some grasses are more tolorant than others. Has anyone used plugs in Oklahoma or in an arid climate in the South West?Was your lawn in the shade, did you have to water it much?Did it get rid of weeds?How did you make the holes for the plugs, did you use a simple spade? Although it does turn straw colored under severe drought conditions, it has the capacity to respond to subsequent irrigation or rainfall. They don’t mention that Zoysiagrass is more prone to heavy thatch buildup, or that the common broadleaf herbicide found in many weed and feed products can seriously damage the grass if used at the wrong time of year. I’m now having more success just digging up 8″x 8″ squares. He suggested that the grass had unusual promise as a lawn grass along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic coast of Florida. I have full western exposure in Phoenix, AZ with clay soil. Zoysia Grass lawns require less water, the do well in shaded areas and only needs to be mowed a few times a year. No hassle at all & I would love to have it all over the yard. Zoysia grass is one of the easiest grasses to maintain. Shop sod and a variety of lawn & garden products online at Lowes.com. When they arrived the plugs had very little or no soil attached and they looked like burned hay. I was about to place my order for 2000 plugs of Amazoy (Meyer) Zoysia for my yard when I realized I hadn’t researched the purchase very much. Remember what your momma told you when you were young??? Perhaps that’s my fault, since I haven’t been cutting every week. These commonly come in 3×3 plugs. Wondering in Texas…???? They will take care of themselves! Like you, they came completely brown, as they said, but after about 3 weeks, they greened up, now they’re completelly green. first of all, it’s only suited for the more temperate, moderate zones of the country. p.s. In the United States, Zoysia japonica could be expected to do very well as far north as Maryland. We ship in order of receipt. Just got back from Home Depot. This is purely my opinion but I know someone who had ordered the plugs and now he has a beautiful yard. We live on a mountain and have been nursing a small yard for five years. I received it in early May. Has anyone grown zoysia in south florida and if so how did it do? My husband and I have tried absolutely everything to fill in our grass and also seed the entire front yard. My zoysia has remained green thoughout the summer, while the other grass was brown. Just wondering, Tex. dahanks 4 dee advice. Why? [email protected] – posted 30 March 2003 13:09, louis porretto3904 lime stmetairie, la. 1. 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