I'm looking forward to seeing your results this year too. If you have only been maintaining it with a rotary at 2-2.5" previously, then it may need to thicken at ground level. Have you scalped it down with your bermuda? I would probably keep it at 1.125" this year. Keeping grass cut reel low is the ticket and the best appearance, but leaving it a little longer will help it thicken up. You can gauge the year next off-season to determine if you want to lower it - ideally keeping it at <1".mrigney said:What is the optimal height for maintaining my emerald zoysia in my front yard? It's relatively shady, so it's a pretty slow grower. 1"? 1-1/8"? It's starting to show signs of greening here in North Alabama.