Plant Profile – Zoysia Tenuifolia

Zoysia tenuifolia also known as ‘No-mow’ lawn gets this name because it’s a very slow growing style of grass. Because of its slow growth rate (about 20cm spread per year) it is not used as a lawn, but more often in planting schemes amongst ornamental plants as an interesting ground cover, between stepping stones, surrounding walkways or on tricky slopes. Zoysia is a mounding ornamental grass which clumps as it grows giving it that fairyland appearance.

Zoysia likes full sun to part shade and moist but well drained soil and is¬†moderately drought tolerant once it’s established, feed in Spring with slow release fertiliser. For full coverage leave 10-15cm spacing between plants which should fill in approximately one year.

If you require advice or assistance with garden maintenance or landscape design, please don’t hesitate to contact Ali at The Urban Garden Co.

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