Innovation™ Zoysia

Innovation™ Zoysia

Innovation™ is a versatile zoysiagrass. Developed by researchers at Kansas State University and Texas A&M University, Innovation is very cold-tolerant. This hardy yet attractive turfgrass is suitable for the southern two-thirds of the United States. It is an excellent choice for users in the transition zone. Fast-growing Innovation has very good shade tolerance, and is easy to maintain. Aesthetically, Innovation™ is an appealing dark green color, with a medium-to-fine-texture. It will please golf course professionals as well as discerning homeowners.

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  • Golf, Sports, Commercial, Home

  • Feel: Soft

  • Blade Width: Fine-Bladed

  • Soils: Sandy, Clay

  • Growth: Rhizomes, stolons


  • Color: Dark Green

  • Fall Color Retention: Very Good

  • Spring Green Up: Excellent


  • Mower: Standard Rotary, Reel

  • Verticut needed after winter

  • Mowing Height: 0.5″ – 1.75″

  • Fertilization: 3-4 lbs of N per 1,000 sq ft per year

  • Weed Control: Very Good

  • Insect Resistance: Good, shows some resistance to billbugs

  • Disease Resistance: Data is pending

Wear Tolerance

  • Wear: Very Good

  • Injury Recovery: Good

Shade Tolerance

  • Data Pending

Drought Tolerance

  • Drought: Good–Very Good