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Empire Zoysia – Mowing Height

Empire Zoysia – Mowing Height

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hurricanetarget – posted 29 July 2013 18:56

Hi all. I have a question I’m sure folks have asked before, but I must be slow, so please have patience.

All the stuff I read online tells me that my Empire Zoysia should be maintained at 1-2″.

What they never say is how to measure that to make sure you’re doing it right.

Tonight I plucked a full sprig out, roots and all, and set it up against a measuring tape.

Based on the image below, what would 1-2″ look like?

Does it grow from the very bottom above the root like any other plant? Is that where I measure 1-2″ from?

Here’s what the sprig looks like against a tape measure:

http://imgur.com/STeiKnq

Thanks for your help!

ManoNegra – posted 07 August 2013 12:39

Just put a measuring tape or ruler on the soil and read the height of the lawn against it.

quote:Originally posted by hurricanetarget:Hi all. I have a question I’m sure folks have asked before, but I must be slow, so please have patience.

All the stuff I read online tells me that my Empire Zoysia should be maintained at 1-2″.

What they never say is how to measure that to make sure you’re doing it right.

Tonight I plucked a full sprig out, roots and all, and set it up against a measuring tape.

Based on the image below, what would 1-2″ look like?

Does it grow from the very bottom above the root like any other plant? Is that where I measure 1-2″ from?

Here’s what the sprig looks like against a tape measure:

http://imgur.com/STeiKnq

Thanks for your help!

pyro – posted 11 August 2013 21:50

i dont know how anyone maintains zoysia at that height…any time i cut it less than 3.5-4″ it looks terrible.

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