Released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1951, Meyer zoysiagrass is named after plant explorer Frank N. Meyer, who brought the first zoysiagrass seed to the U.S. from Korea in 1905.
A staple for golf courses, lawns and parks and recreation areas, this variety is a warm-season cultivar best suited for hardiness zones 7A, 7B, 8A and 8B.
Meyer is cold-tolerant into the northern transition zone with moderate drought tolerance and fair shade tolerance. It is dark green with medium-width blades. Meyer zoysiagrass has a slow growth rate that means less mowing, edging, clipping and PGR needs.
This variety grows best in full sun, but tolerates light shade, requiring five to six hours of direct sun per day. Mowing height for Meyer is 0.75 to 1.0 inch (reel mower) and 1.0 to 3.0 inches (rotary mower). Zoysiagrass is naturally resistant to most insects, and all insecticides labeled for use on zoysiagrass can be safely applied.
Always follow label instructions when applying herbicides and fungicides. Meyer can be susceptible to large patch in spring and fall, but preventive and curative treatments can be used.
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