BA-189 Zoysia

Its very dense and delicate texture make it the perfect “barefoot” grass.

CHARACTERISTICS

BA-189 Zoysia is a lush, luxurious grass that may be used on residential lawns and common areas. It can easily replace St. Augustine in residential lawns, and its very dense and delicate texture make it the perfect “barefoot” grass.

It is more cold tolerant than Centipede and St. Augustine, and has significantly fewer seed heads than Meyer Zoysia. BA-189 Zoysia is easy to maintain, since it is fairly salt tolerant (for less than ideal irrigation situations) and fairly drought tolerant (where irrigation volume is an issue), and it tolerates most herbicide applications.

WATERING

Newly planted BA-189 zoysia should be watered daily and soaked thoroughly to a depth of 3 inches for the first two weeks to avoid dry out. Then reduce the amount of water but maintain the daily frequency for the following two weeks or until the lawn is established. Once it is established, watering needs will vary based upon the type of soil present. It is always best to mimic the environment by watering heavily every few days rather than watering lightly every day. For sandier soils, ¾ of an inch per watering will completely saturate the soil and everything else will simply percolate through. For heavier clay soils, you can water up to 2 inches at a time before saturation is reached. For this reason, heavier soils should be watered heavily but less frequently (every 3-4 days) and sandy soils will need less water but more frequency (every 2-3 days). Once it is established, watering should be reduced to every other day providing 1.5 to 2 inches of water a week. Established BA-189 is considered to be a drought tolerant grass. However, as part of its defense, it tends to show drought stress earlier than many other varieties of grass. During self- preservation mode, the blades will curl and begin to lose color, footprints will be evident for a count of ten seconds, and the soil will be loose and dry. Therefore, if you want the beautiful and lush green lawn, frequent irrigation will be required.

MOWING

Can be mowed using a reel mower or high-speed rotary mower with SHARP BLADES. Mowing with a high-speed rotary mower best mowed at 1½-inches to 3-inches or mowed with a reel mower best mowed at ¾-inch to 1½-inches. When the ground is not level, mow to the longer height of cut.

An established BA-189 lawn should be mowed every week during the growing season. Remove clippings from the lawn to avoid thatch build-up.

THATCH CONTROL

Thatch buildup is the most serious issue on Zoysia grass. Most thatch problems are due to improper mowing, fertilizing and watering. Frequent mowing at recommended heights, combined with clipping removal, can help prevent thatch accumulation. Also, avoid excessive amounts of nitrogen fertilizer.

SOIL & FERTILIZATION NEEDS

Soil desirable pH range is 6.5 to 7.5.

DISEASE, WEED & INSECT CONTROL

A well-maintained turf will provide the best weed control. Tolerates most herbicide applications. Chinch bug resistant!

BA-189 Zoysia

COLOR

Medium to dark green

TEXTURE

Medium blade with dense foliage

SHADE TOLERANCE

Good to excellent shade tolerance when compared to other grasses

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    FERTILIZER PROGRAM

    ZOYSIA

    ph BALANCE
    NUTRITION
    ORGANIC SOIL BUILD UP
    WEED CONTROL
    FUNGUS DETERRENT
    INSECT DETERRENT
    ENHANCE TURF COLOR
    JANUARY ANDERSONS0-0-7 WITH BARRICADE (3.6 LBS)X
    MARCH ANDERSONSBLACK GYPSUM DG (3 LBS)XX
    APRIL ANDERSONSDIMENSION .25 G (4.6 LBS) + 15-0-15 50% CRN WITH 5% Fe (5 lbs)XX
    (APRIL-SEPT) ANDERSONSDUOCIDE INSECTICIDEX
    MAY ANDERSONS5-0-31 WITH 10% Fe (3 LBS)XX
    (MAY-SEPT) ANDERSONSPROPHESY .72 G DG PRO (AS NEEDED)X
    JUNE ANDERSONS15-0-15 50% CRN WITH 5% Fe (5 LBS)X
    JULY-AUGUST ANDERSONS5-0-31 WITH 10% Fe (3 LBS)XX
    SEPTEMBER ANDERSONS15-0-15 50% CRN WITH 5% Fe (5 lbs)X
    OCTOBER ANDERSONS0-0-7 WITH BARRICADE (3.6 LBS)X
    NOVEMBER ANDERSONSDG LIME (AS RECOMMENDED BY SOIL TESTS)X

    * Woerner recommends annual pH testing and adjustment in accordance with soil test recommendations.

    * Any suitable organic based fertilizer may be subsituted for any single scheduled application.

    * Supplemental Iron applications can yield deep green color.

    * Routine scheduled application of insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides are recommended to aid in the prevention of weeds, insects and disease.

    * Product combinations of fertilizer and weed control may be utilized but Woerner recommends separate applications to target specific issues as they occur.

    * Chinch Bugs are typically active during the months June thru Sept. Monitor and apply appropriate pesticide as lable recommends.

    * Application of pesticides are indicated during summer months as these months are when pest issues are most likely to be exposed. These applications may or may not be necessary depending on individual situations.