Central California Coast Zeon Zoysia trouble

Warm season grasses like Bermuda, Zoysia, St. Augustine, Centipede & Paspalum
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BigD_HB
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Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:24 am
Location: Buellton, CA
Grass Type: Zeon Zoysia
Lawn Size: 500
Mower: Reel

Central California Coast Zeon Zoysia trouble

Post by BigD_HB »

Hiya. First time poster here. I have a newish house in Buellton on California Central Coast in the temperate zone. I put new Zeon Zoysia down in August if last year and I've been slowly watching it die. I did everything I thought I was supposed to. My soil tested fine but needed some nitrogen so u threw compost down mixed with the Sandy dirt we have here, laid hardwire cloth down for gopher protection, then 2" dirt and then sod. Lawn looked great for a while. I fertilized a little late, but mowed with a reel mower and all, still, this is where I'm at come March.

Sucks. Not sure what to do. I see some rust type fungus and have just put down my second application of fungicide, but at this point I'm wondering if I should scrap the project and just oversees with fescue (which I know does well here) or continue trying to pull it out.

Thoughts? Where did I go wrong? What can be done?

Thanks
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Topic Author
BigD_HB
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:24 am
Location: Buellton, CA
Grass Type: Zeon Zoysia
Lawn Size: 500
Mower: Reel

Re: Central California Coast Zeon Zoysia trouble

Post by BigD_HB »

Man, looking at those pics is depressing me. I always dreamed of a perfectly level Zoysia lawn at short height. Brings me back to my childhood.

If I DO scrap it, what can I maintain super low and clean in this zone?

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