With its moderate natural resistance to insect and disease and a slow rate of growth (requiring less frequent mowing), Zoysia is becoming a popular option with area homeowners. While not as shade tolerant as St. Augustine Zoysia will take more shade than Bermuda and is comparable to Bermuda as far as withstanding wear and tear. Here are two sod varieties that are available:
- Palisades – Resembles a “dwarf” version of St. Augustine and is touted as being the most shade tolerant of the Zoysias.
- Emerald – A very fine-bladed variety that resemble a lush Tif 419 Bermuda lawn.