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Fine Textured Zoysia (Zoysia matrella)

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 matrella types have a fine leaf texture that produces very dense turf and requires closer and more frequent mowing than El Toro or Palisades.

Emerald - Dark green in color with short leaves, excellent turf quality.  Cold-hardy and grows well in sunny or moderately-shaded areas.  Forms a thick mat in full sun.  Low fertilizer requirement.  Resistant to yellow patch, billbugs, and fall army worms.  Needs 4 to 5 hours of sunlight.  Not as drought-tolerant as El Toro or Palisades.  Best established from sod.  Establishment from sprigs or plugs takes 18 to 24 months.

Zorro – Longer leaf than Emerald and faster grow-in time. Excellent turf quality.  Good tolerance to low light conditions but suitable to sunny or shaded areas.  Faster re-growth and repair than Emerald.   Resistant to yellow patch, brown patch, billbugs, and fall army worms.  Cold-hardy and salt-tolerant.  Low fertilizer requirement, low water requirement, not as drought tolerant as El Toro or Palisades.  Needs 4-5 hours sunlight.  Establish from 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.