Meyer Zoysia has been grown successfully for more than 50 years. Native to Japan, it features a dark green color with a slightly wider blade. Meyer spreads faster than most Zoysia grasses, offering good traffic and cold tolerance.

Performance Ratings

DROUGHT RESISTANCE
SHADE PERFORMANCE
DISEASE RESISTANCE
TRAFFIC TOLERANCE
SPEED OF RECOVERY

Characteristics

APPEARANCE
Medium leaf blade; dark green color in growing season, warm brown in dormancy

SHADE TOLERANCE
Medium

DROUGHT TOLERANCE
Medium

MAINTENANCE
Low

Technical Data

  • High traffic tolerance
  • Low fertility requirements
  • Low mowing frequency
  • Cold hardy
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • pH 6.0–7.0
  • Quick injury recovery

Best Usage

  • Golf — Fairways, tees and roughs
  • 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. Meyer turns gray during drought stress and greens up after watering. For best performance, increase watering during dry weather. Visit the resources page to view or click here to download our watering guide for new and established grass.

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, but avoid installation under large trees. Meyer spreads more vigorously than other Zoysias for increased traffic tolerance. Visit the resources page to view or download our soil preparation and installation guides.

Maintain at recommended mowing height of 1″ to 2″. 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.

Zeon generally requires only 0.5 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.

Meyer can develop disease in wet, cool conditions. Avoid over fertilizing to discourage Zoysia Patch. 

Zeon 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.