Zoysiagrass

Zoysiagrass produces a very dense, wear-tolerant lawn that grows well in full sun and light shade. It is very drought resistant and rarely needs irrigation to survive in North Carolina.

Propagation method: vegatative

Zoysiagrass spreads by stolons and rhizomes, but it is easier to keep out of flowerbeds than bermudagrass as it grows more slowly.

Seasonal Type: warm-season

Warm-up: Sod will not produce roots unless the soil temperature exceeds 55°F for several weeks.

 

Texture

Zoysiagrass produces a very dense, wear-tolerant lawn that grows well in full sun and light shade. It has stiff leaves that produce a very dense turf, which people often describe as feeling like “walking on a cushion.”

Mowing

Zoysiagrass grows more slowly than bermudagrass, and thus requires less frequent mowing. But because the leaves are stiff, mowing can be difficult unless the mower blades are sharp.

The finer-textured zoysiagrasses ideally should be mowed with a reel mower, whereas the coarser-textured zoysiagrasses can be mowed with a rotary mower.

Drought Tolerance: High

Zoysiagrass is very drought resistant. It rarely needs irrigation to survive in North Carolina.

List of Growers

Vandemark Farms

Trevor Vandemark
9390 NC Hwy 33
NC 27891

Phone: (252) 437-1501
Fax: (252) 437-0228
Email: info@vandemarkfarms.com

http://www.vandemarkfarms.com

Bermudagrass: TifTuf, Tifway 419
St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh
Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus
Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Tidewater Turfgrass Farm LLC

Harold Henriksen
P.O. Box 973
Morehead City NC 28557

Phone: (252) 659-0198
Fax:
Email: sales@tidewaterturfgrass.com

http://www.tidewaterturfgrass.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419
Centipedegrass: Common
St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh
Zoysiagrass: El Toro

Super Sod

Brad Hubinek
1225 Farmers Market Drive Box 19
Raleigh NC 27603

Phone: (919) 836-0492
Fax: (919) 836-0493
Email: bhubinek@supersod.com

http://www.supersod.com

Bermudagrass: TifTuf
Centipedegrass: Tifblair
Tall Fescue: Elite Tall Fescue
Zoysiagrass: ZenithTM, Zeon, Emerald

Sodco Turf Producers

Matthew Parrish
8625 Mt. Pleasant Church. Rd.
Willow Spring NC 27603

Phone: (919) 552-7075
Fax: (919) 552-5944
Email: matt@sodco.com

http://www.sodco.com

Tall Fescue: Confederate
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419TM
Centipedegrass: Common
Zoysiagrass: Compadre
Bluegrass: Endeavor II
Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: Pennington Signature Series, Tarnation GT, Right Kentucky Bluegrass 5%

Sandy Plain Sod LLC

Paul Smith
521 Sumner Road
Pink Hill NC 28572

Phone: (910) 290-0574
Fax: (910) 298-5718
Email: smith192@embarqmail.com


Bermudagrass: Tifway 419
Centipedegrass: Common
Zoysiagrass: El Toro

Sandhill Turf Inc

Mark Harris
P.O. Box 819 255 Highway 211
Eagle Springs NC 27242

Phone: (910) 673-2177
Fax: (910) 673-7810
Email: mharris@buysod.com

http://www.SandhillTurf.com

Bermudagrass: Tifsport, TifTuf, Tifway 419
Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: JDL Select
Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Zeon, Prizm

Quality Turf Inc

Alfred Wooten
P.O.Box 1548
Burgaw NC 24825

Phone: (910) 259-3064
Fax: (910) 259-3065
Email: info@qualityturfnc.com

http://www.qualityturfnc.com

Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Premier Pro, Premier Pro, Tifdwarf, Tifway 419
Centipedegrass: Common
St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh
Zoysiagrass: Emerald, EmpireTM, Meyer

Pro Green Inc

Barry Clark
422 Lost Corner Rd
Morganton NC 28680

Phone: (828) 430-8833
Fax: (828) 430-8876
Email: barry@progreensales.com

http://www.progreensod.com

Bentgrass: Pure Distiction, 007, Washed Sod, L-93, Penncross, A-1
Zoysiagrass: Meyer
Bluegrass: ProPure Blue
Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: Triple Threat plus

Piedmont Turf Farm Inc

David McCart
1890 HW Farm Road
Maiden NC 28650

Phone: (828) 428-8359
Fax: (828) 428-2093
Email: david@piedmontturf.com

http://www.piedmontturf.com

Tall Fescue: Premium Sod
Bermudagrass: T-10, Tifway 419
Zoysiagrass: Zeon
Bluegrass: Low Mow Blend
Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: JDL Select

Oakland Plantation Turf Farm Inc

John Williams
120 Bermuda Drive
Council NC 28434

Phone: (910) 669-2991
Fax: (910) 669-2993
Email: jkwilliams@intrstar.net

http://www.ncturfgrass.com

Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, GN-1, Latitude 36, Tifsport, Tifway 419
Centipedegrass: Common
St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh
Zoysiagrass: EmpireTM, Zorro

Mackilwean Turf Farms

Kenney McIlwean
1004 Washington Post Rd.
New Bern NC 28562

Phone: (252) 637-9261
Fax: (252) 636-1965
Email: mackturf@centurylink.net


Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Tifway 419
Centipedegrass: Common
St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh
Zoysiagrass: Cavalier, Compadre, El Toro

Laughinghouse Farms Inc

Andy Campbell
711 Pactolus Hwy
Greenville NC 27834

Phone: (252) 757-1567
Fax: (252) 757-0444
Email: sales@laughinghousefarms.com

http://www.laughinghousefarms.com

Centipedegrass: Common
Zoysiagrass: Meyer

Inman-Chapman Sod

Jamie Spears
P.O.Box 207
Inman SC 29349

Phone: (864) 680-3509
Fax: (864) 472-9674
Email: jspears@inmansod.com

http://www.inmansod.com

Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Tifway 419, Tahoma 31
Zoysiagrass: El Toro

Essick Sod Farm

Dale or Libby Essick
3026 Abbotts Creek Church Road
Kenansville NC 27284-8551

Phone: (336) 869-5280
Fax: (336) 887-0783
Email: Lali324@msn.com


Zoysiagrass: ZenithTM

Duplin Sod Farm

Barry Evans
394 East Wards Bridge Road
Kenansville NC 28349

Phone: (910) 296-1355
Fax:
Email: barry@duplinsod.com

http://www.duplinsod.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419TM
Zoysiagrass: Compadre
Centipedegrass: Common

DMG Turf Inc

Clay Gardner
997 Matthews Mill Pd. Road
Angier NC 27501

Phone: (919) 639-4027
Fax: (919) 639-6312
Email: cgardner@dmgturf.com

http://www.dmgturf.com

Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, Tifgrand
Centipedegrass: Common
Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Carver Bros Turf

H.R. Carver
118 Carver Brothers Dr
Roxboro NC 27574

Phone: (336) 592-0547
Fax:
Email: info@carverbrosturf.com

http://www.carverbrosturf.com

Tall Fescue: Pennington Signature Series, Turf Type Tall Fescue, Water Saver Blend
Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: Improved Tall Fescue/Bluegrass Blend, Pennington Signature Series, Turf Type Tall Fescue, Turf Type Tal
Zoysiagrass: Compadre
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419TM, TifTufTM

Carolina Turf Farms Inc

Scott Benton
1495 St. Pauls Rd
Raeford NC 28376

Phone: (910) 875-6141
Fax: (910) 875-6143
Email: ncsodman@carolinaturffarms.com

http://www.CarolinaTurfFarms.com

Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Latitude 36, NorthBridge, Tifway 419, Tahoma 31
St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh
Zoysiagrass: EmpireTM, Meyer, Innovation
Centipedegrass: Common

Neuse River Turf Farm, LLC

Christopher Jones
4406 Don Lee Road
Arapahoe NC 28510

Phone: 2526390016
Fax:
Email: nrturf@gmail.com

http://www.neuseriverturf.com/

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, NorthBridge
St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh
Centipedegrass: Common
Zoysiagrass: El Toro