Seed & package details: 70% Annual Ryegrass, 20% Zenith Zoysia Seed, 10% Slow Release Fertiliser.
85% Min Germination, 98% purity. A seed testing Certificate is available upon request.
Ideal Usage: Lawns, Commercial Landscapes.
New Lawns: 30 grams per square meter. For example: if you have 100 square meters you will need 3 kg.
Overseeding: 20 grams per square meter.
Where can I sow this grass in Australia?
Areas: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Zenith Zoysia is primarily a warm Season Grass suited to Australian Tropical Climates. The standard guideline is to plant Zenith seed a minimum of 60 days before you expect the first frost in the fall. If seed is planted too late in your growing season, even if it germinates, it might not have sufficient time to become hardy enough to survive winter conditions.
In this blend, the Annual ryegrass provides a safety bed- which protects and nurtures the growth of Zoysia. The annual ryegrass will eventually die off after 12 months (usually due to warmer weather) allowing the Zoysia’s runners to take over and fill out the other areas.
For best results, plant in a climate that ranges between 22-26 degrees Celsius, and fertilize at least a couple times a year with McKay’s Slow Release Fertiliser. If your are living in parts of Australia where the temperate regularly exceeds 28 degrees, We recommend going with the Pure Zenith Zoysia as the Annual Rye will not survive long in temperatures over 30 Degrees.
Posted by Brett on 19th Mar 2015
Your Zoysia blend is hard for me to rate, I have a horticultural background and was interested to see how the blend went. But I will say that climatic conditions played a part in your products performance.
When I sowed the seed, conditions were hot but not problematic to germination. Then a few days later In Brisbane we had a number of blistering hot days that I thought would cook the seed. The seed germinated like the thunder and the rye grass quickly took hold in spots that weren't in full sun. The spots that were in full sun, I was sure the seed would not be viable, the rye grass failed but the Zoysia came through strong after about twelve days. During the germination period my backyard was an inch under water for three days when the low came through from a cyclone and the rye grass rotted and disappeared. What is left is a good patch of zoysia that I hope will spread, with sporadic sprouts of zoysia here and there. As far as that patch of zoysia is concerned I have no problems with how it has handled the conditions and to be truthful have some admiration for it's resilience.