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average consumer
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posted 18 June 2001 14:25           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They send out dead plugs and don't return emails. They will not honor their satisfaction guarantee. Stay away from them.

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greengal
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posted 18 June 2001 21:47           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AMEN TO THAT

[This message has been edited by seed (edited 03 November 2001).]

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OriginalJR
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posted 23 June 2001 11:55           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered the min. amount to test. Like you, they came completely brown, as they said, but after about 3 weeks, they greened up, now they're completelly green.

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lawnguy
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posted 23 July 2001 12:40           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Instead of e-mailing, call (410) 756-2311. I got their number from the Greater Maryland Better Business Bureau.

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David Gabler
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posted 04 September 2001 19:54           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to say, I ordered from zoysiafarms.com and was very happy with how quickly the plugs came. They were a little brown, but green up very fast. I *DID* have some not grow, and emailed the company, and they responded to my email and are in the process of honoring their guarantee.

Just had to say not everyone has the same experience, obviously. I would buy from them again (but with PLUGS, won't have to!).

David

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ty
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posted 22 October 2001 11:15           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my wife ordered 50 plugs they came in and were brown i told her they were not any good.
She planted them in the back yard two weeks later they greened up and I had to take back my words.we are going to order more for this spring.I don't know but they look good to us.

ty cone

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RICK IN SO CALIF
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posted 29 January 2002 13:39           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WELL I HAVE READ GOOD AND BAD ON THIS LAWN PLUGS AND HAVE NOT SEEN MUCH FROM THE COMPANY TO BACK ITSELF UP ON THIS SO WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE PLEASE I WANT TO LEARN AND HERE MORE ON THIS. SOMEONE PLEASE REPLY TO ME ASAP WETHER ITS FROM A USER OR COMPANY REP. YOU CAN E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR ANSWERS TO RHuntFamily@juno.com THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS .

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anderson5atpeoplepc.com
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posted 29 January 2002 17:40           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[


We are also wanting info on the zoysia grass.
We area planting new grass and read this ad.\
Please if you get any info on z-farms, please e-mail us. Thank you.


QUOTE]Originally posted by RICK IN SO CALIF:
WELL I HAVE READ GOOD AND BAD ON THIS LAWN PLUGS AND HAVE NOT SEEN MUCH FROM THE COMPANY TO BACK ITSELF UP ON THIS SO WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE PLEASE I WANT TO LEARN AND HERE MORE ON THIS. SOMEONE PLEASE REPLY TO ME ASAP WETHER ITS FROM A USER OR COMPANY REP. YOU CAN E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR ANSWERS TO RHuntFamily@juno.com THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS .[/QUOTE]

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hasanchez
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posted 11 February 2002 16:48           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[we are in the process of ordering the plugs have you heard of any info on this company please let us know if you have. Thanks
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We are also wanting info on the zoysia grass.
We area planting new grass and read this ad.\
Please if you get any info on z-farms, please e-mail us. Thank you.


QUOTE]Originally posted by RICK IN SO CALIF:
[b]WELL I HAVE READ GOOD AND BAD ON THIS LAWN PLUGS AND HAVE NOT SEEN MUCH FROM THE COMPANY TO BACK ITSELF UP ON THIS SO WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE PLEASE I WANT TO LEARN AND HERE MORE ON THIS. SOMEONE PLEASE REPLY TO ME ASAP WETHER ITS FROM A USER OR COMPANY REP. YOU CAN E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR ANSWERS TO RHuntFamily@juno.com THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS .
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anncandmarko@ubtanet.com
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posted 22 February 2002 22:01           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really want to know more myself. more Information would be nice.

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john2judy
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posted 26 February 2002 08:46           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ty:
my wife ordered 50 plugs they came in and were brown i told her they were not any good.
She planted them in the back yard two weeks later they greened up and I had to take back my words.we are going to order more for this spring.I don't know but they look good to us.

ty cone


So how does your grass look now? Does it work in hard/clay soil? This wife wants to order some but can't believe the claim!!!!

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gyulveszidl1
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posted 08 March 2002 16:14           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My husband and I have tried absolutely everything to fill in our grass and also seed the entire front yard. Nothing has worked so far. I live in Michigan, so you would think grass would be easy to grow. However will live on soil that is mainly concentrated of sand. Zoysia seems like a great possible solution from the ad I read in the magazine. But from what I have read from replies, is it really worth it? The price seems right. Let me know.

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Tampabeachbum
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posted 15 March 2002 07:22           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received 200 plugs from Zoysiafarms.com. After opening the box, I was disappointed. The 200 plugs is basically two 'sheets' of sod cut down in to 1X1 plugs. It is brown and does look like it won't make it. I've put it down and I'll have to wait and see what it does. Waiting for the verdict....

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tgo57
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posted 17 March 2002 12:04           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have also seen ad for the ZOYSIA GRASS recently in my Sunday paper from ZOYSIA FARMS. It sounds like a great alternative, but will the grass grow in my area? I live in Central Virginia? What does it not tolerate?

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steve in apple valley
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posted 27 March 2002 18:42           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I purchased $100.50 worth of dead plugs from this company in march of 1997. I have a canceled check but no grass,they will tell you wait it will green up. Not so far. To date they have not honored their worthless guarantee. Please save your hard earned money and don't do buisness with this company. There are alot of reputable sod and or seed farms out there. Try one of them.
Zoysia is a good grass,used it on the golf courses.It is what they say. But they unfortunately are not!

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havajeff
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posted 29 March 2002 22:15           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tampabeachbum:
I just received 200 plugs from Zoysiafarms.com. After opening the box, I was disappointed. The 200 plugs is basically two 'sheets' of sod cut down in to 1X1 plugs. It is brown and does look like it won't make it. I've put it down and I'll have to wait and see what it does. Waiting for the verdict....

Tampabeachbum: I am very interested in how your grass turns out? I am starting to get ready to plant grass in my back yard. It is a new home and I'm doing the landscaping myself. I live in Lake Havasu City AZ.and the average summer daytime temperatures are 105 degrees. (starting around May 1st.)There seems to be good and bad things from different people about this grass. If anyone can give me more information I would appreciate it. e-mail me at jssa@citlink.net Thanks

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Shelley
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posted 01 April 2002 10:22           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by havajeff:

I was in the process of ordering from Zoysia Farm, but after reading all the negative feed-back from you and others. I feel like you just saved me my hard earned money and some unnecessary aggravation.
Thank you. Shelley in Buffalo.

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lizzy55
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posted 02 April 2002 18:11           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recieved the ad in the mail today. I was very interested and showed my husband who said order it. There was no number to call but I noticed the internet address and thought I'll go there; plus my husband mentioned ask question first. I'm glad I came here instead of mail in the order. If the grass is that good where else can it be found? Would like to still have some. I'm at lizzy55@earthlink.net

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mpchaparal
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posted 10 April 2002 19:06           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i ordered grass 2-26-02. i have my canceled check, but no grass. i cannot contact zoyiafarms as to where my order stands. i made a mistake ordering from them if is sounds too good to be true. it usually is

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KeithJMc
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posted 19 April 2002 11:20           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is purely my opinion but I know someone who had ordered the plugs and now he has a beautiful yard. It is even growing into the asphalt street. I ordered some as a test last year and they are doing OK. They have spread a little but I didn't expect much in the first year. Being an engineer I also planted two different types of Zoysia seed that I found at Home Depot and Lowes. The Scotts brand seed are doing extremely well. I would recommend this one (and it was about half the price of the Pennington.) The Pennington seeds didn't do well at all. I will not buy that one again. As I said this is just my experience.

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BobInBoston
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posted 29 April 2002 19:42           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is what I have to say. Thirty years ago my father ordered the plugs( then they were 2.5" diameter circles) and got the free plugger which I still have. He is dead and the house is out of the family but the lawn is completely taken over by zoysia and has been for twenty years. He did the back yard first then transplanted to the front and to this day it is completely zoysia. As a kid it sucked to have to push a mower thru such thick grass but it didn't have to be mowed every week. So 5 years ago I ordered some for my first house and received brown 1' squares ( not the 2.5" of years ago which meant you could plant the extra "waste area" too) It looked bad and I was dissappointed but planted anyway. I moved that summer but the plugs did green up. My dad's lawn was always the last to come to life in the spring, brown for the longest, but when it greened up it was like carpet! I found this web site when I logged on to order more for this property, I only hope to have grass like my fathers old back yard at
11 MacNeill Dr Southboro, Mass.

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Piker
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posted 07 May 2002 08:01           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I logged on to place an order with Zoysia farms, and accidently ended up on this forum. It sounds as though Zoysia is a good turf to use, but where is a good place to purchase the product? Seed vs plug? It seems there are to many negative comments about ZF to do busniess with them. Any comments welcome.

Piker

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Robert Tyler
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posted 09 May 2002 11:27           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I traditional used a combination of 70%bluegrass, 30% white clover. The clover is for the rabbits. Several years ago, I had some yard work done, and the contractor put down fescue sod on about 75 sq. ft.of my yard. I hate it, it's a thick rough grass, but it's all the fashion today. I'm now in the process of trasnsplanting Zoysia from a neighbors yard into the fescue. So far it's only been partially sucessful. The plugs have not thrived, I'm starting to think that zoysia is to tender to be used with a plugger. The amount of forced compaction done by the pluging tool harms the tender grass. I'm now having more success just digging up 8"x 8" squares. I try to get at least 4" of soil with each square. I suspect if you can afford it, ideally have your yard power seeded with Zoysia.

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land man
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posted 29 May 2002 20:49           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When my plugs from zoysia farms arrived, they were brown and dry....but thank heaven for zoysia, i have never seen a grass come back so thick and green. That blue tint they give off is beautiful. After two months, the roots are so established and deep, the runners are everywhere and I can't pull then out of the ground!!!!! I cant wait to see the final result

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MimsMedical
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posted 10 June 2002 07:05           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I planted Zoysia Farms plugs last spring ('01). I did half my backyard as a test. The plugs arrived looking dead, just as I was told to expect. I got them into the ground within the week. Planted in North Georgia red clay dirt with no topsoil or fertilizer. I watered them well, and they greened up in no time. As of this spring they are already spreading and choking out the weeds and the old fescue(although the company does tell you to allow two to three years for them to completely cover). I have ordered more plugs to finish the other half of the yard. Not everyone will have the same experience with any given product or company, but I had to speak up on Zoysia Farms behalf. My entire back yard will be covered in low maintenance, hardy grass for under $100!! The front yard is expensive Bermuda sod - and it needs attention EVERY WEEK to stay healthy!!

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tcoop
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posted 14 June 2002 21:15           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered from Zoysia Farms 3 years ago. My order came in 3 boxes. 2 of them got here when expected on a Friday. The other box was delayed until then next Tuesday because UPS lost it. The ones that were late were dried up and most of the soil had fallen off. I planted them in a seperat area to watch them as the Zoysia Farms advised. They did not come back by the next spring. Zoysia Farms did honor their gaurantee and sent me another box.

The only reason that I am here now is that I was looking for information for a freid that I shared some new plugs with. My yard is now so thick that I can share the plugs. I love it.

Here is a tip. K-Mart has a Martha Stewart bulb planting tool that makes plugs about 4" in diameter. I think it is much easier to transplant these large plugs and I have had better success with the larger plugs.

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rodswilley
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posted 24 July 2002 06:23           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We ordered 2000 plugs from this company. After a month or so not hearing from them they finally shipped the plugs. When they arrived the plugs had very little or no soil attached and they looked like burned hay. After six hours of hard labor planting them as directed, a huge water bill and doing eveything they said the plugs didn't green up or grow! We emailed them about the problem many times before they responded. We asked for our money to be returned. Instead without notice they shipped us more plugs. We refused the plugs and had them returned. Now this great company who says "They stand behind their grass" says because we refused the order they will not refund our money. We are now in the process of reporting them to every agency available. I suggest everyone else do the same. If we stand together we can get people like this put out of business!! If they can't treated their customer right they shouldn't be in business!! PLEASE HELP!

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ttenrub
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posted 01 August 2002 14:19           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After reading all the bad things about this company, I will not be ordering from them, I guess I will put in Saint Augustine instead.

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ErikBrochu
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I ordered 2000 plugs from ZF in Feb 2002. They held my order until May to prevent risk of frost damage. Product arrived about May 10th and I finished planting about May 17th. Wouldn't you know it... it SNOWED on May 18th. 40 days later with no signs of life at all from the plugs I called ZF. They offered me a free replacement order of all 2000 plugs or a 50% refund. I took the replacement order which arrived exactly when they told me it would (about three weeks after the request). I planted the replacement plugs and in doing so noticed that about half of the original order had started to green up with new growth. Every day I notice more of the original plugs coming back to life. My experience so far is that both the product and the company are everything their ads claim them to be. The one thing I'm still a bit worried about is that it will green up too late and brown too early each year due to the climate in my area (Southern New Hampshire).

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smallcraft50
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posted 04 September 2002 13:52           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just heard about Zoysia and am searching the web for info. It sounds great but where does it come from? Is it genetically engineered? Does it take over and choke out native plants? Is Monsanto involved somehow? If something sounds to good to be true, it usually is. We have been battling Scottish Broom and pampas grass here in Northern California. In Washington state, there are armies of volunteers trying to eradicate English Ivy. These nonindigenous species invade and do not support native flora and fauna. Is Zoysia a product that one would introduce into the wild? We live on a mountain and have been nursing a small yard for five years. I think of the poor Canadian farmers doing battle with multinationals now over ownership of their crops...Any information about Zoysia would be helpful. Thanks

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Grassman
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posted 20 September 2002 09:50           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW!!!..looks like zoysiafarms are having too many negatives to trust!...seems every once in a while they hit the jack pot!!!

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kosasok@yahoo.com
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posted 31 January 2003 06:39           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have any of you ever heard of the word "dormant?" It appears this is what they
ship. You must conclude this after reading
the email in which the person mentioned that
the zoysia was brown the longest in the
springtime but, when it "greened", was the
best looking lawn in the neighborhood.

I am going the route of buying the seed at
Home Depot or Lowe's. I live near both.
At least, If it doesn't work, I'll have a
much easier time getting a refund or a
suitable replacement.

Just remember that you can catch more flys
with honey than you can with vinegar.

Dan

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CherylP
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posted 06 February 2003 14:21           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I debating between St. Augustine, Bahia Grass and Zoysia grass. I live in Central Florida. What are the benefits of Zoysia compared to the others???

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theplantation2860
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Zoysia is a nice grass, but requires more attention than St. Augustine. Most Zoysias should be mowed with a reel mower. You can use a push reel mower, but it is tiring. A power mower is the way to go, and they start around a grand. Zoysia takes longer to recover from drought or any other damage. It also cost more. But, it is a very nice grass. Most can be cut at 1/2 inch up to 2 inches, which is much nicer to walk and play in than St. Augustine. Hope this helps a little.
Jimmy
theplantation2860@yahoo.com

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michaelturner
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quote:
Originally posted by CherylP:
I debating between St. Augustine, Bahia Grass and Zoysia grass. I live in Central Florida. What are the benefits of Zoysia compared to the others???


I promise you, if you plant Bahia....you will regret it the rest of your life.

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hardee
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posted 10 February 2003 16:36           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the heads up, there're more negative comments than positive. Definitely happy I visited the site, seems to be too many hassles for enjoying a nice lawn. Word to the wise, stay away from the gimmicks!

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Atlanta resident
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posted 11 February 2003 15:50           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I live in Atlanta. We planted zoysia plugs years ago & they have spread quite a bit. We will be ordering more on a CREDIT CARD so that if they do not perform, we can file a billing dispute & get our money back. The zoysia is wonderful in the hot, humid and recently drought stricken Atlanta climate. The best part is the fall: the leaves are a breeze to blow off the zoysia with the blower whereas the fescue is horrible. It is absolutely the most carefree grass we have ever had. No hassle at all & I would love to have it all over the yard. It's thick & I care not that it's brown in the winter.It has choked out all the weeds, fescue & again, I just wish it would spread faster ! We don't fertilize it or do anything to it & yet it thrives on sheer neglect. My kinda grass !

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Cheryl P
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posted 13 February 2003 10:27           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why does the Zoysia require a reel mower instead of a regular everyday lawn mower? What additional attention does it require over St. Augustine? Thanks for your input.


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Originally posted by theplantation2860:
Zoysia is a nice grass, but requires more attention than St. Augustine. Most Zoysias should be mowed with a reel mower. You can use a push reel mower, but it is tiring. A power mower is the way to go, and they start around a grand. Zoysia takes longer to recover from drought or any other damage. It also cost more. But, it is a very nice grass. Most can be cut at 1/2 inch up to 2 inches, which is much nicer to walk and play in than St. Augustine. Hope this helps a little.
Jimmy
theplantation2860@yahoo.com

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patattack
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posted 13 February 2003 15:55           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I live in south florida.I seen an ad for zoysia in my sunday paper.Im still waiting for my order which has only been a week long. Has anyone grown zoysia in south florida and if so how did it do?

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Mr.Tully
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posted 27 February 2003 11:48           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello I am from Cleveland ,Texas. Just North of Houston. I am trying to get grass to grow in my yard with no luck. Has any one in this area ever used ZF? And if so was the results good or bad?
Thanks from Cleveland ,Texas

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