Zeon is a fine textured zoysiagrass primarily used for areas such as home lawns, sports fields and golf courses. Zeon can handle full sun and is extremely shade tolerant. It is also being used on high-end commercial sites.
Characteristics: Zeon is compatible with a wide range of soil conditions. It can handle full sun or light to medium shade. It has good drought tolerance and very few insect or disease problems. Zeon would be the replacement grass for the old standard, Emerald zoysia. Compared to Emerald, Zeon has a faster rate of spread. Expect coverage from plugs on one foot centers in about twenty to twenty-four weeks which is considerably faster than Emerald’s normal growth rate. Zeon does not produce the heavy layer of thatch associated with Emerald, which makes Zeon easier to care for. Zeon has a deep green color and produces a very lush turf. If you are looking for a fine textured, dense turf with exceptional “eye appeal”, Zeon is the grass for you. Zoysia
Installation and Maintenance:Zeon cannot be grown from seed. Therefore, it must be planted as plugs, sprigs, or sod. Sprig planting is recommended only for experienced landscapers. Plugs are our preferred planting method for those of you who can not solid sod your site. Solid sodding is, by far, the best way to go. Water the grass as you plant it. Do not wait until the entire site is planted to water. The site should be watered heavily for at least two weeks to promote establishment. After the establishment period is over, keep a regular schedule of watering and mowing, and we think that you will be extremely pleased with the quality of your turf. Recommended mowing height, with a rotary mower, is 1-2 inches. Recommended annual fertilization rate is one to two pounds nitrogen per 1,000 square feet. Use split applications with one pound nitrogen in the spring to encourage new growth and one pound of nitrogen in mid-to-late summer to promote healthy growth into the fall and winter.