Zoysia for Hellstrip

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DeanLI
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Zoysia for Hellstrip

Post by DeanLI » February 7th, 2020, 10:28 am

I know I know this is the cool season grass forum. But I am growing grass on the South Shore of Long Island in NY.

The forum info helped me do complete reno using KBG a few years back. It has been great and is only getting better.

I am still having a tough time with density in the hell strip though. So I got the idea that zoysia may work in that area. I live in a neighborhood that clearly got the "dream" grass a few decades back. The strip is 3' by 45' feet. I know it will stand out fall through spring with that straw color.

If you think this is a dumb idea, please let fly. I can also run a irrigation zone to that strip exclusively as well if that seems to be the better option.

Thanks.

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Re: Zoysia for Hellstrip

Post by mobiledynamics » February 7th, 2020, 12:20 pm

I have a hellstrip I've been contemplating with TTF

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Re: Zoysia for Hellstrip

Post by Pway » February 7th, 2020, 12:28 pm

It’s all personal preference but I completely dislike the brown straw color through much of the year. It spreads too. Last year I had some introduced either by the neighbors lawn service or deer, or maybe something else. Had to dig it up. Just my opinion, though.

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Re: Zoysia for Hellstrip

Post by DeanLI » February 7th, 2020, 12:48 pm

Thanks...Someone told me it can grow under the sidewalk into the main lawn. That would be a definite deal breaker if someone can confirm this.

Figured a concrete lagoon would keep spreading in check.

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Re: Zoysia for Hellstrip

Post by Pway » February 7th, 2020, 1:32 pm

DeanLI wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Thanks...Someone told me it can grow under the sidewalk into the main lawn. That would be a definite deal breaker if someone can confirm this.

Figured a concrete lagoon would keep spreading in check.
That wouldn’t surprise me. The patch in my yard had rhizomes more than two feet long. It is extremely invasive and difficult to control. Personally, I would not use it for my he’ll strip or anywhere else.


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Re: Zoysia for Hellstrip

Post by Green » February 11th, 2020, 11:47 pm

Zoysia definitely has a presence in the Northeast. I can walk far without seeing some, whether it's a hellstrip, a full lawn, part of a lawn, or the odd patch here or there. I saw data from one of the newer cultivars. They had a map of the US showing the recommended areas. It went up well into Zone 6 here in CT. I found that interesting, even though it's dormant brown about 6 months of the year.

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