TURF – AUGUSTA ZOYSIA

Description

Augusta Zoysia

New Augusta Zoysia is a revolutionary Golf Course Turf Grass Now Available For Your Lawn! If you are looking for the very best lawn then an Augusta Zoysia Lawn is for you. Augusta is fine and soft, yet tough and low maintenance, with amazing ‘Eye Appeal’.

  • Fine leaf which is soft to the touch
  • High shade tolerance of over 75%
  • Up to 50% less mowing
  • High heat and drought tolerance
  • Uses up to 40% less water and fertiliser
  • Maintain to recommended height of 2 cm – 5 cm **in the sun and 5 cm – 7 cm in the shade.
  • Only needs low nitrogen slow release fertilising twice per year **
  • Only mow one third of the leaf at a time.
  • Remove clippings.

**Spring and Autumn. We recommend ZOYSTAR Fertiliser for all our Zoysia varieties as it is formulated specifically for Zoysias.

Features

Augusta Zoysia Lawn Care Advice

Mowing

Augusta can be cut to between 2cm to 5cm in the sun or between 5cm- 7cm in the shade.

A rule of thumb – when mowing Augusta lawn cut no more than 1/3 of the leaf off at one mowing – use sharp mower blades and catch and remove clippings.

Mow every 2 weeks in warmer months and every 3-8 weeks in colder months.

Watering

New Augusta lawn should be watered thoroughly for 7-14 days or until the grass is established – make sure the water is saturating the soil beneath the lawn.

Once your Augusta lawn has established, infrequent and deep watering is preferably for your lawn as the roots will only grow as deeply as its most frequently available water supply.

Watering your Augusta turf in a dry winter can improve its winter colour – if the ground is very dry, frosts have a habit of burning the lawn.

Most importantly, in warmer months water your Augusta turf when the leaf starts to dry out, if you get onto it quickly the leaf will not shrivel up.

If you live in an area where there are water restrictions do not panic – if the lawn is at least one year old due to its deep rhizomes a mature Augusta grass can withstand long periods of drought without dying.

Fertilising

Once your Augusta turf has matured it requires less fertiliser than all other types of grasses.

We recommend you fertilise your Augusta Zoysia during the summer/autumn with a slow release fertiliser.

For good density and colour apply higher fertiliser levels, but more growth means more frequent mowing!

Weed control

Augusta Zoysia’s dense growth can reduce some of the weed population but, to be sure, the use of a pre-emergent herbicide is strongly recommended.

Augusta Zoysia should be more than capable of tolerating most chemical herbicides but first check labels to ensure the chemicals are suitable.

Disease control

Pests can become a problem, especially if your Augusta is not growing healthily (too much fertility or water, etc).

Zoysia Patch disease (Rhizoctonia fungus) can be a problem on over-fertilised lawns including Augusta.

Some rust disease could be expected on your Augusta during cool spring weather and other leaf diseases may show up in hot, humid weather.

Zoysia will usually recover if water and fertiliser levels are minimised.

Benefits

High shade tolerance

A vigorous root system means Augusta lawn performs well in full sun to partial shade.

When growing under park-like trees, Augusta has the unique habit of growing entirely under the trees canopy and up to the trunk.

Augusta’s growth habit limits the usually seen competition between grass roots and tree feeder roots.

Very high drought tolerance

Augusta survives drought conditions by going dormant (leaves roll-up).

It is thanks to an extensive deep-rooted system that Augusta copes extremely well under drought stress. Once normal rainfall returns Augusta is quick to green-up.

Very low maintenance

When left to its own devices, Augusta saves on long term mowing, dethatching, fertilising, pesticides and herbicides.

High wear tolerance

Augusta grass tolerates typical yard traffic such as dog and family use, plus it’s used on high-impact areas such as golf courses and has been used in large venues for entertainment and picnics.

For any damage that is sustained, Augusta Zoysia recovers and grows back very quickly to fill in the bare spots.