• Hometalker
  • Norfolk, VA
Asked on Oct 15, 2017

What is the best way to plant Zoysia grass seed?



I plan on killing off all the Fescue grass in my present lawn and I want to plant Zoysia. I live in Norfolk, VA and I need to know what would be the best time and procedure to start planting new Zoysia seed.

Thank you!

1 answer
  • Shoshana
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Mid- to late spring after the last frost or early fall is the ideal time to plant. The pH should be between 5.8 and 6.5. Apply fertilizer and soil amendment at the test's recommended rates. Lightly rake, harrow or otherwise work the seed into the soil no more than ¼ of an inch deep. Adequate light will ensure faster germination. Keep the area well-watered until the seeds germinate and the seedlings have grown sufficiently to establish a lawn, then water as needed. If necessary, thinly apply a mulch product to prevent erosion of the seed while still allowing adequate light to reach the seed.
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