Zoysia Australis (Zoysia japonica)
Zoysia Australis has an eye catching dark green colour and a luxurious soft-to-the-touch feel. Mid-range width (5-7mm), tight leaf blade growth gives it natural weed suppression abilities. Zoysia Australis, when kept is one of the most beautiful lawns available. The choice of real purists!
Zoysia Australis will grow well in clay and sandy soil types but free draining soils are recommended. With vigorous growth from underground rhizomes (much like green and blue couch), Australis can display rapid injury recovery, so it is a great couch-like turf for high use areas. With its high pest resistance, moderate shade tolerance and durability and high drought and cold hardiness, Zoysia Australis is up there as one of the best lawns money can buy. Zoysia thrives in hot and humid conditions, which makes it a great choice for the Brisbane climate. Zoysia Australis will hold colour longer with less inputs (fertiliser) making it a fantastic low maintenance option. When fed efficiently within a regular, seasonal regime, growth will match couch varieties and require regular weekly care.
- During the growing season (September-April) mow every 7 days (depending on fertilising frequency).
- During the winter mow every 2-4 weeks (soil temperatures must drop below 20 degrees for growth to slow)
- Requires less fertiliser than other lawns.
- Less insecticide, herbicide and fungicide usage.
Like all turf, Zoysia Australis is susceptible to Lawn Grub or Army Worm attack during the wet season. For more information on grub control click here.
For more information and help selecting the right turf for your project visit the Turf Resource Guide.