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Medium Textured Zoysia (Zoysia japonica)

Zoysiagrass is grown and adapted throughout Texas.  Zoysia is drought-tolerant but discolors and turns brown earlier than bermuda during extended drought.  While not as shade-tolerant as St. Augustine, zoysia varieties do have moderate to good shade tolerance.  Zoysia does well on lawns and moderately-trafficked recreational areas.  Best establishment is achieved through sod.


Zoysia japonica types have a medium leaf texture that produces less-dense turf than Emerald or Zorro and requires more normal lawn maintenance practices (higher and less frequent mowing).

El Toro – Lush, dense turf, beautiful green color.  Establishes quickly.  Better drought tolerance than St. Augustine.  Cold-hardy and resistant to Pythium and Dollar Spot, tropical sod worms, Zoysia mites, and fall army worms.  Shows less injury from salt than Emerald, Palisades, Crowne, or Cavalier.  Needs 6 hours of full to partial sun.  Established by sod, sprigs, or plugs.

Palisades – Uniform density.  Excellent establishment.  Recovers well from injury.  Few seed heads.  Low thatching tendency, tolerates close mowing (1/2”).  Vertical growth – less trimming than Bermuda.  Better drought tolerance than St. Augustine.  Cold-hardy, heat-tolerant, and salt-tolerant.  Low fertilizer and herbicide requirements.  Resistant to chinch bugs, mole crickets, and webworms.  Needs 6 hours of full to partial sun.  Established by sod, sprigs, or plugs.

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Billy Mayfield Turf Farms provides quality turfgrass for all your landscaping needs.  Our sod is delivered to you in either rolls or blocks, ready to establish a natural green area so desirable to both residential and commercial clients.  The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Billy Mayfield Farms will help you with selection, installation, care, and maintenance concerns.  Whether you’re considering Zoysia, Bermuda, Buffalo, St. Augustine, or Centipede or any other variety of sod, we have the experience and ability to aid you in creating the perfect business or  home lawn, park renovation, naturescape, athletic field, or golf course.