Improve your options for a dense, lush Zoysia grass lawn with Pennington Zenith Zoysia Grass Seed & Mulch. Like other Zoysia varieties, Zenith withstands heat, drought and heavy traffic, but it brings improved cold tolerance to that desirable mix. With Pennington Zenith Zoysia, your lawn stays green longer in cool fall weather and greens up earlier in spring. This self-spreading, warm-season variety is best suited to sunny southern and transition-zone lawns that receive eight or more hours of daily sun.
Prepare the Soil
Bare Spots and New Lawns: Remove all debris from planting area. Till or rake to loosen top 2" to 3" soil. Rake smooth to create a flat, level planting area.
Overseeding and Thin Areas: Mow the lawn as short as possible & remove clippings.
Rake thoroughly removing thatch (dead grass) and debris to expose the soil. Aerate lawn if possible to allow better air and water penetration into the soil. Apply 25% - 50% less product than the recommended new lawn rate.
Fertilize Planting Area
Apply a starter fertilizer at the manufacturer's recommended rate. Lime may need to be added in some areas to ensure proper soil pH levels.
Plant the Seed
Using a drop-type, rotary or hand-held spreader, apply the seed evenly to avoid skips, overlapping & streaking. Gently rake, working seed into the soil about 1/4".
Water Seeded Area
Water daily to keep soil moist. Do not allow the top 1/2" of the soil to become dry until seedlings have completely emerged. once grass becomes established, reduce watering to 1/2" twice a week.
Zones 2, 3, 5, 8-12.
Daily Light Required: Full sun to partial shade
Sun Tolerance: High
Shade Tolerance: Moderate
Grass Color: Medium to bright green
Grass Texture: Moderately fine
Drought Tolerance: Excellent
Disease Resistance: Good
Traffic Tolerance: Excellent
Planting Zones: 2, 3, 5, 8-12.
Recommended Planting Dates: Late Spring to Summer
Planting Depth: 1/4”
Germination: 21-30 days
Mowing Height: 1”