Get a Thicker, Softer Turf with Zoysia Grass

The Atlanta area is home to both warm-season and cool-season grasses. One of the most difficult varieties being Zoysia grass. Let our lawn care professionals walk you through the ins and outs of dealing with this particular variety of grass.

What is Zoysia Grass?

It is a high-end grass type that, when cared for properly, is drought-resistant, disease-resistant, and shade-tolerant. Despite these benefits, zoysia grass is a difficult grass to maintain. It requires 5 to 6 hours of sunlight per day, which has a lot to do with its classification as a tropical grass type. 

Zoysia is desirable for many homeowners because of its reputation as a beautiful, soft, and thick-growing grass type, but improper care can lead to disease. A common mistake that homeowners make when tending to their zoysia grass is applying too much fertilizer. Zoysia only uses the fertilizer that it needs, so excess will build up and negatively affect your turf over time. 

Luckily, at got lawn? we can help you maintain your zoysia grass in a healthy way. We believe lawn care should be a partnership. That’s why, when you sign up for our comprehensive lawn care service, we won't just treat your lawn—we'll also educate you on your turf!

Our Treatments Cultivate Healthier Zoysia Grass

With our expert industry knowledge and years of experience, we’re confident got lawn? will yield the best results for your grass. We offer a unique program for treating zoysia grass using a special liquid nitrogen solution. Our program includes regular inspections and treatments and is guaranteed to keep your turf disease- and insect-free long-term. In addition to our special program for zoysia grass, we recommend signing up for our disease control program in order to get ahead of potential zoysia patch issues!

When you partner with got lawn? to help maintain your zoysia grass, we will apply:

  • Pre-emergent herbicide in late winter to establish a barrier against summer annuals and to kill winter annuals.
  • Pre-emergent herbicide in early spring to extend the life of the established barrier against summer annuals and to eliminate any remaining winter annuals.
  • Post-emergent herbicide during the spring to control the summer annual weeds, and a well-balanced fertilizer to promote growth and recovery during winter dormancy. 
  • Post-emergent herbicide in early summer to get rid of additional summer annuals, and a slow-release granular fertilizer to enhance your turf’s growth and color. 
  • A fertilizer solution during the summer to produce quick greening, and a post-emergent herbicide to get rid of stubborn summer annuals.
  • Pre-emergent herbicide in early and late fall to establish a barrier against winter annuals, and a post-emergent herbicide to eliminate winter annuals.