Innovation™ Zoysia

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Innovation growing zone map
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Innovation™ Zoysia was developed by researchers at Kansas State University and Texas A&M University as a cold-tolerant, versatile zoysiagrass. This hardy yet attractive turfgrass is suitable for the southern two-thirds of the United States, making it an excellent choice for landscapes in the transition zone. Fast-growing Innovation also has a very good shade tolerance and is easy to maintain. Used on golf courses and commercial landscapes, Innovation’s appealing dark green color with a medium-to-fine texture pleases a wide variety of industry professionals.

Innovation™ Zoysia is a patented and trademarked product of Sod Solutions, Inc.

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Innovation™ Zoysia Characteristics

Sod Solutions Pro Grass IconUses
  • Golf Courses, Sports Fields, Commercial and Residential Landscapes
  • Feel: Soft
  • Blade Width: Fine-Bladed. Finer leaf texture than Meyer Zoysiagrass
  • Soils: Sandy, Clay
  • Growth: Rhizomes, Stolons
  • Cold Tolerance: Good. Better or equal to Meyer Zoysiagrass
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  • Color: Dark Green
  • Fall Color Retention: Very Good
  • Spring Green Up: Excellent. Better or equal to Meyer Zoysiagrass
Sod Solutions Pro Maintenance IconMaintenance
  • Mower: Standard Rotary, Reel
  • Verticut needed after winter
  • Height: 0.5–1.75 inches
  • Fertilization: 3-4 lbs. of N per 1,000 sq. ft. a year
  • Weed Control: Very Good
  • Insect Resistance: Good, Shows Resistance to Bluegrass Billbug
  • Disease Resistance: Data is pending
Sod Solutions Pro Wear IconWear Tolerance
  • Wear: Good
  • Injury Recovery: Good
Sod Solutions Pro Shade IconShade Tolerance
  • Data Pending
Sod Solutions Pro Drought IconDrought Tolerance
  • Drought: Good – Very Good
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