Where is the cheapest and most trustworthy place to purchase Zoysia grass seed by the pound?
The Gardener’s Answer
Hello, Beverly: Zoysia is a warm-season grass that is most commonly used for fairways and athletic fields because of its running/creeping growth habit. For this reason it is not typically used in the urban residential setting. Choosing the right grass for the right site is important in terms of creating a healthy, long-lived turf. Just as important is purchasing certified seed so that it does not contain any weed seed. As far as purchasing this seed, Meyer (Z52) is the recommended cultivar for Kentucky and it is not available as seed. It is only grown vegetatively so it is sold as sod or plugs. To find a local, reliable source for this you can contact your Bath County Cooperative Extension Service. The horticulture/agriculture agent(s) should be able to help you with this. The phone number to these offices is (606) 674-6121. Their Web site is ces.ca.uky.edu/bath. You may also want to read the following publication provided by land-grant universities in collaboration with the Cooperative Extension Service on selecting the right grass for Kentucky lawns: www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/agr/agr52/agr52.htm