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Zoysia Turf - Recipe for Fertilising Zoysia

Check out the full article here http://softleafbuffalograss.com.au/buff ... winter.php

In the trial Nara Native Turf and Empire Zoysia showed differences, and needed slightly different fertilising and mowing recipes. Nara of all turf types, including Kikuyu and Buffalo, showed the greatest amount of improvement. Unfertilised in winter Nara had ratings of 3 and 4 out of 10 for winter colour, whilst when fertilised heavily in winter and autumn it had an average rating of approximately 7.5 out of 10. Nara beat almost all of the Buffalo types for winter colour when fertilised heavily in Winter, but was worse than almost all the Buffalo types when unfertilised. Winter Fertilised Empire rated a good 6.5 when mown short for winter colour, which was around the same as most Buffalo types, and unfertilised had a poor rating of around 3. Winter fertilising is crucial for a green Zoysia in the cooler months.

Recipe for Zoysia

The fertiliser recipe is the same as for Buffalo for Nara, whilst with Empire you can dispense with the mid spring fertilising in late October, early November, unless the lawn has high wear. Nara grows quicker than Empire so it needs more nutrients, but that also means that Nara recovers from wear better. With Empire it is recommended to keep it mown short coming into Autumn and winter for better winter colour, unless you have shade. Nara should be left a little longer, but mow it short once at the end of winter for a quicker spring green up. Like Buffalo if Nara discolors in winter, mow the tips of the leaves.

Nara Native Turf http://naranativeturf.com.au/nara-nativ ... round.html

Empire Zoysia http://www.empireturf.com.au

Kikuyu http://kendaturf.com.au

Buffalo http://softleafbuffalograss.com.au


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