raymond said:Did you ever scalp, or at least bring the HOC power than your regular cutting height?
If not, Zoysia like Bermuda, will show the prior seasons dead grass.
This would explain why it's green before cut and not after. Unlike what Connor says in his video, for us with Zoysia and Bermuda continuing to cut at lower height won't natually lead to greener grass without removing the thatch and dead old grass. 👍👍
I maintain my Empire at 2.75" and it is super thick. Should I not be doing this? I just like the height and it's ability to choke out weedsGreendoc said:Unless your riding mower is a trim triplex, that is what is wrong. I see shredding and tearing.
I hope you are in a location that never gets cold, rainy or cloudy ever. Empire at 2.75" gets fungal diseases something awful unless it is sunny and dry all the time. Zoysia chokes out weeds at any height short of dirt. If you do have weeds and the Zoysia is thin at a given height of cut that is not down to the dirt, I look for nematodes.Gregau33 said:I maintain my Empire at 2.75" and it is super thick. Should I not be doing this? I just like the height and it's a ility to choke out weedsGreendoc said:Unless your riding mower is a trim triplex, that is what is wrong. I see shredding and tearing.
Since it's newly sodded, I would wait until next year. Scalp it down as low as you can when you start to see green up and have some warm weather forecast. Your rotary will be your limiter as far as cut height is concerned, as you will need to raise the cut height after scalping to avoid continuously scalping. I have some Meyer that is maintained with a reel at 7/16" with the rest of the lawn and it performs admirably.Talental said:I have a newly sodded Meyer zoysia yard and was unsure if I should scalp it next spring or not.
Also being the first growing season I have been cutting mine at 2" with a Honda rotary. Should I go lower this year or just wait till next year?
Nope, that should work great.Talental said:will next spring be to early for a leveling job?