Marvel™ is our newest variety of Zoysia, exclusively grown at NG Turf. It is very dense, performs well in both sun and shade, and will establish in a variety of soils. This fine-bladed Zoysia features a bright green color and late season color retention. Marvel’s low maintenance and low fertilization requirements make it an excellent choice for commercial and residential applications.

Performance Ratings

DROUGHT RESISTANCE
SHADE PERFORMANCE
DISEASE RESISTANCE
FERTILIZATION NEEDS
TRAFFIC TOLERANCE
MOWING FREQUENCY
SPEED OF RECOVERY

Characteristics

APPEARANCE
Fine blade; bright green color in growing season, warm brown in dormancy; good color retention

SHADE TOLERANCE
High; better than most Zoysias

DROUGHT TOLERANCE
Medium

MAINTENANCE
Low

Technical Data

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Tolerates a variety of soils
  • pH 6.0–7.0
  • Cold hardy
  • Low fertility requirements
  • Low thatch production

Best Usage

  • Golf — fairways, tees and roughs
  • Sports — medium- to high-end athletic fields
  • Landscape — home lawns, commercial properties

Maintenance Guide

Once established, follow general recommendations of 1″ of water from rain or irrigation per week, depending on soil conditions and climate. Increase watering in periods of heat or drought. Marvel prefers well drained soils. Visit the resources page to view or download our watering guide for new and established grass. Visit the resources page to view or click to download our watering guide for new and established grass.

Marvel tolerates a variety of soil conditions. For best results, test soil prior to installation and amend as needed, ideal pH 6.0 to 7.0. Install in areas of full sun to partial shade. More cold hardy than other Zoysias, Marvel greens up earlier in spring and retains color longer into fall. Visit the resources page to view or download our soil preparation and installation guides. Visit the resources page to view or download our soil preparation and installation guides.

Maintain at recommended mowing height of 0.5″ to 1.5″. Follow general mowing recommendations, keeping mower blades sharp and removing no more than 1/3 of grass height per mowing. Click to view the Zoysia Maintenance guide.

Marvel generally requires only 0.5 to 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet annually, applied in spring and in late summer. Test soil before fertilizing, and avoid high nitrogen “winterizing” fertilizers in fall. Click to view the Zoysia Maintenance guide.

Marvel tends to be disease resistant with proper water and fertility management. Avoid over fertilizing to discourage Zoysia Patch.

Marvel resists most pests, although grubs and bill bugs can cause damage. To avoid Armyworms, preventative treatment is recommended for new sod laid in late summer through early fall.

Click to view the Zoysia Maintenance guide.