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Buy Zoysia Grass Seeds Online

Updated on December 3, 2012

Zoysia grass seed was previously only available as plugs or sprigs, but now you can buy Zoysia seeds online and grow your Zoysia grass lawn from scratch.

Some of the newer Zoysia grasses can now be grown from seed. While using sprigs and plugs could take up to two years to grow your lawn to an acceptable coverage level, with seed you can grow your Zoysiagrass lawn in as little as 5 months.

What is so special about Zoysia grasses?

This type of grass grows well in warmer temperate areas of the world - including subtropical areas where traditonally it is difficult to find a grass variety that will grow well.

Some newer varieties of Zoysia grasses can handle some of the cooler areas of the US too.

areas of zoysia grass growth
areas of zoysia grass growth | Source
Zoysia grass grows best - 6 months or more
medium - Zoysia grass grows 6 months or less
Too cold for Zoysia grass
Zoysia grass zones

Zoysia grass seeds at Amazon

Zenith Zoysia Grass Seed - 1 LB
Zenith Zoysia Grass Seed - 1 LB

Zoysia japonica seed. Heat and drought resistant. Low nitrogen requirement. High seed germination rate. Requires 1 - 2 lbs per 1000 yards. Great choice for golf-courses, landscapes, gardens. Has a deep green color.


If you live in a warmer climate, Zoysia grass makes an excellent choice of lawn.

It really is an unfussy grass, growing happily in acid or lime soils and even thrives under areas pounded with sea salt from the coastal winds.

It is also

  • extremely tough and hard-wearing, making an excellent choice of grass for golf courses, or baseball pitches.
  • Slow growing, Zoysia grass takes the hard work out of gardening. It doesn't need cut very often.
  • It stays green even under the hottest suns.
  • It is drought resistant and doesn't require extra watering when established.
  • It is disease and insect resistant too.
  • Zoysia grass is shade tolerant in the warmer areas, but in cooler areas it is best grown in full sun, if possible.
  • Weeds are never a problem on Zoysia grass lawns, as the Zoysia happily suffocates the weeds and well as any indigenous grasses.
  • It is an aggressive grower, spreading itself through stolons and rhizomes, and quickly covers bare areas.

What happens in winter?

In winter in cooler climates, Zoysia grass hibernates.

It turns a not unattractive golden brown color and stays that way until the temperature rises in the spring when it quickly greens up again.

In fact it is one of the earliest garden plants to wake up in springtime, which is great because it will smother any weeds that dared to seed themselves over winter.

Some people don't like this about Zoysiagrass, and prefer to grow a grass that stays green year round. This is fine but remember that with other grasses you will need to get that lawnmower out a lot more often.

Established Zoysia grass only needs trimmed once a fortnight in the growing season.

look at the difference in color alone of the grasses here! the one on the right hand side of the pathway is Zoysia Emerald.
look at the difference in color alone of the grasses here! the one on the right hand side of the pathway is Zoysia Emerald.

Zoysia grass seeds at Amazon - shown again to save you scrolling back up.

Another thing people might not like about Zoysia grass is that it is uncomfortable to walk on with bare feet.

I don't know about you, but living as I do in a subtropical country I would not dream of walking barefoot on the grass, even in the height of summer.

All sorts of disgusting little subtropical insects shelter from the intensity of the sun underneath grass leaves, and some bite. So having beautiful soft grass to walk on underfoot would make no difference to me. I wouldn't do it.

I actually think I might already have Zoysia grass in my garden. It spread in from next door which was the former show-house for the estate, so the people who planted it are long gone and there no-one to ask what type of grass they planted.

I love my grass! In less than three years it has spread by its rhizomes to cover all areas of my garden, and here it stays green all year round except for a brief spell in winter when the wind-chill factor is high. Slow growing, it is very green and has successfully smothered every single weed that dared showed it's face.

It's only problem, and this is something people with zoysiagrass have noted, is the way it spreads -onto flowerbeds, into the neighbours' gardens, wherever it feels like.

The answer to this is to lay concrete pathways round the lawn so that it cannot spread over them. It would have a good try, but the lawn mower would take care of it each time the grass was cut.

It does not need watering either. Some years there is no rain at all between May-September and still this grass keeps on growing.

All in all, I think Zoysia grass seed is an excellent choice for warmer climate gardeners.

Zoysia grass lawn
Zoysia grass lawn


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      IzzyM 7 years ago from UK

      I'm sure there must be other varieties of grass for cooler climates that don't need to be cut so much. I actually like cutting grass, it's more fodder for my compost heap! All my neighbors prefer concrete, but not me.

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      Nan 7 years ago

      I wish I lived in a warmer climate so that I could grow the grass. I live in the cold climate, northern Illinois. I can still try to start the seeds this spring.