Zeon® is a barefoot grass, soft to the touch and developed to provide a superior fine-bladed Zoysia. Its remarkable shade performance, low thatch production and improved traffic tolerance make it an ideal grass for home lawns, commercial installations and golf courses. Zeon’s extensive root system produces a thick, compact turf in a wide range of soil types. Zeon is sold only as certified Zoysia.

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Performance Ratings

DROUGHT RESISTANCE
SHADE PERFORMANCE
DISEASE RESISTANCE
TRAFFIC TOLERANCE
SPEED OF RECOVERY

Characteristics

APPEARANCE
Fine blade; dark green color in growing season, warm brown in dormancy; excellent fall color retention

SHADE TOLERANCE
High; better than other Zoysias

DROUGHT TOLERANCE
Medium

MAINTENANCE
Low

Technical Data

  • Drought resistant
  • High traffic tolerance
  • Low fertility requirements
  • Low mowing frequency
  • pH 6.0–6.5
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Cold hardy
  • Sold only as certified

Best Usage

  • Golf — Fairways, tees and roughs
  • Sports — 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. Zeon prefers well drained soils. Moderately drought resistant, Zeon turns gray during heat or drought stress and greens up after watering. Visit the resources page to view or click 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. More cold hardy than other Zoysias, Zeon also 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.

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.

Zeon 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.

Zeon tends to be disease resistant with proper water and fertility management. 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.