Why Pick Emerald Zoysia Grass

Why pick Emerald Zoysia grass for your next Houston area lawn project?

We’re excited to offer Emerald Zoysia grass sod, in addition to our Cavalier Zoysia and Palisades Zoysia grass.  Our Zoysia varieties are adapted to the climate in the Texas Gulf Coast because they’re grown at our farm in Bay City.  Houston Grass Owner Michael Romine describes our Emerald Zoysia grass in this video.  Call our office for more information at 281-431-7441 today.

Why Choose Emerald Zoysia Grass for Houston Lawns?

Summary of the Emerald Zoysia Grass Video

Grass is looking great. We had one pallet of emerald zoysia delivered to fill our town home yard and it has established very nicely, even with three dogs! The section where the dogs don’t go has immaculate, deep green, and healthy grass. The section with dog traffic takes more maintenance and we had trouble with brown spots; but after a follow up call to Houston Grass, an application of fertilizer, and some other dog specific treatments, even this heavy traffic area is on track to look fabulous! I would definitely recommend Houston Grass for those looking to install high quality sod (we installed it ourselves, but in they offer installation services as well). Thank you!

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Emerald Zoysia Appearance

We carry the Palisades Zoysia, which is a little bit thicker-bladed Zoysia. We also carry the Emerald and Cavalier Zoysia, which are the finer bladed of the Zoysia grasses.

Emerald Zoysia grass is often used on the edges of fairways because it has more shade tolerance than the Bermuda grass. Golf courses usually use Bermuda grass in the centers of fairways.  Trees sometimes edge the fairways and the Emerald Zoysia tolerates the shade of those trees.

Emerald Zoysia also has the fine-bladed texture of the Bermuda grasses.  It also has a beautiful dark green color so it improves the look of the fairways and the golf courses in general.  It can improve the look of your project area too!

Get the Look of Emerald Zoysia Grass

People who move to the Houston area from the North are attracted to the appearance of the Zoysias, especially the finer bladed Zoysias like Emerald Zoysia grass. The Zoysia grasses remind many people of the cool season grasses like Kentucky Bluegrass and fescue that thrive in cooler climates.

One of the most beautiful characteristics of Emerald Zoysia is probably its dark green color. That’s a distinguishing characteristic, as well as its really fine grass blade.

Emerald Zoysia Characteristics

Shade tolerance is probably the key difference between Palisades and Emerald Zoysia. Emerald only needs about four or five hours of direct sunlight per day to survive, whereas Palisades Zoysia needs six or seven hours for the most part.

The way to tell the amount of sunlight your lawn gets is to go out on a sunny day and take a picture with your phone every hour or two. Then scroll through the photos see how much light you get in the different areas of your lawn. Shade makes a lot of difference.

Michael Romine

Emerald Zoysia has good wear tolerance because it’s a very dense turf.  Because it’s slow-growing, it may take a little longer to recuperate and fill in gouges in your lawn, compared with Bermuda grass or St. Augustine.

Because Emerald Zoysia is a slow-growing grass, you may be able to mow a bit less than with a St. Augustine or a Bermuda grass.  

Call Us for a Quote

Unless you’re absolutely sure about the variety that you want, it’s best to call us at 281-431-7441 to talk about shade, the traffic tolerance you need, and grass care before you select your grass variety.  Our owner, Michael Romine, was raised in the grass business so he can advise you about the best grass variety to meet your needs and your budget.  

You can pick up your grass at our office or we can deliver it to your project site. We can also arrange for professional installation too.

Call us at 281-431-7441 today!  You can also send us an email using our contact form.