The cold weather grass (usually tall fescue) will spring to life in winter and let the zoysia rest, only to go dormant in summer when your zoysia comes back to life. Having your yard aerated, either by yourself or by a lawn professional, can allow air to penetrate down to the roots of your grass. The ryegrass would germinate and establish quicker than fescue, serving as a nurse grass. Post by Spammage » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:37 pm @jman1120 @raymond there is a combination to control bermuda in tall fescue and zoysia. Re: Zeon Zoysia and Bermuda mix. Without getting too scientific on you you actually have a 'Fescue Mix' which is a grass seed mix is made up of two or more different species of grasses. Ask you to use a garden weasel or a hard rake to rake up the areas to be seeded. Overseeding centipede grass with fescue or zoysia grass will improve the appearance of your lawn. Yes, the shade could easily cause the Zoysia to thin. The grass varieties in that premium mix can tolerate just two to four hours of sun each day. If you live in an area where the warm months outnumber the cooler ones, our 100% buffalograss blend is for you. But if you have ever dealt with shaded grass, you’ll know that thinning is almost inevitable. Mixing Centipede and St. Augustine. ... And Ed indicates, you can plug zoysia directly into a cool-season lawn and "let Mother Nature take her course" over the seasons. Kevin Morris On Twitter Our Tall Fescue Overseeding Into Zenith. Additionally the growing requirements of those two grasses are different. The grass is greener on my side of the street. mrmumbels – posted 04 July 2010 06:50. Please note that Buffalograss can take up to two years to fully establish sod density. The reasoning for having a mix of fescue and some blue grass is to help with disease. Zoysia likes full sun and is more finicky and cold-hardy than Bermuda. It is a hybridized grass seed combining zoysia japonica and zoysia tenuifolia to create fine texture, more rapid growth and cold tolerance. If you have some areas with 5 hours or more of full sun, zoysia sod should do well. Follow the steps below to kill zoysia or wild Bermuda grass in your lawn. It can be difficult to … Planting a zoysia grass lawn is one of the easiest things you can do. Keep in mind that Zoysia is very slow-growing, so it can take about 2-3 years to completely take over these other grasses. In December, January, and early February, when soil temperatures are much cooler, it might be reasonable to mix the seeds. I actually have some zoysia in my yard and this fall I overseeded it with fescue and it is doing great! Automatic sprinklers can simplify your watering schedule, but you can keep a zoysia or fescue lawn green and healthy even if you water manually. If thatch is more than an inch thick, use a specialized rake to remove older plant matter from your grass. This is JB Instant Lawn's most versatile and best selling grass seed mix, resized and priced for the professional user in the Pacific Northwest. Fescue is a traditionally coarse and long growing grass. A wonderful turf when well grown. The fescue will green up much faster. And yeah if you don't mind it, just leave the bermuda anywhere it will grow. Also, both types of grasses need nitrogen fertilizer, but on completely different schedules. Still, mixing the two grasses can help … Zoysia is a warm season grass and does go dormant during the winter months in northern states. Since Zoysia grass can become quite dense, you may have a problem with thatch or soil compaction. The only downside is Bermuda is not shade tolerant. The roots of bermuda will crowd out the fescue for sure. Q: How do you feel about seeding a lawn with a mix of rye and fescue? You may have an areas of fescue that doesn't look good now, but if you replace it with zoysia and you are in a cooler season zone your lawn will look dead all winter. ... (Atlanta). Odd mix to have, really. Fescue grass is often known to be good for its roots but does require attention when it comes to growth. Buffalograss requires a very low amount of water and will provide a lush, green lawn during the hot summer months with little maintenance. Its flexibility isn’t just contained to the conditions it can survive; it can also be cut low and be kept as a lawn, or it can be allowed to grow free and be grazed on by livestock. A good Zoysia is so thick, no fescue should grow with it. The problem you have is fescue is a cool season grass and zoysia is a warm season grass. I don't think you would ever see a mix with zoysia. If they are mixed, don’t exceed 40% ryegrass. 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