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Zoysia Grass Is Environmentally Friendly

November 23, 2010

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If you are searching for a grass that could be considered as “environmentally friendly,” Dr. Ken Diesburg believes Zoysia grass might be the answer.  Diesburg, a turfgrass expert, states, “It grows short and thick without any fertilizer, resists drought, can take trampling and over the long run out-competes weeds so you don’t need any herbicide.  The only maintenance you have to provide is mowing, and because it’s a warm-season grass, you dramatically reduce mowing in spring and fall, so you’re cutting back on gas consumption which reduces its carbon footprint.”  To learn more about Zoysia grass and Dr. Diesburg’s research on the topic, follow the link to the story below.