Zorro Zoysia


#1 Zoysia

Zorro zoysia was ranked #1 among zoysia’s in the National Turf Grass Evaluation Program. Zorro Zoysia has a beautiful dark green color. The leaf texture is considered to be very fine bladed and very soft to feel. It is perfect for beautiful home lawns, golf courses, commercial jobs, parks and more.

Zorro zoysia sod was released in 2002 and has become one of the most popular zoysia grasses on the market. It thrives in full sun or partial shade and only requires 3-4 hours of sunlight to thrive. Zorro Zoysia has a rapid recovery regrowth rate from damage and good drought tolerance and can be mowed very low and frequently.

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Requirements, Irrigation & Characteristics

Light Requirements:

Zorro Zoysia is the one of the most shade tolerant warm season grasses available in Georgia and the Atlanta Area. Handling as little as 4 hours of sun, Zorro Zoysia has been a suitable replacement for many Fescue yards in Metro Atlanta.


Though drought tolerant, to maintain a healthy appearance during the hottest months of summer, Zorro Zoysia needs about 1 to 1 1/4 inches of water a week. On sandy soils it often requires more frequent watering, for example, 1/2 inch of water every third day. A light green-grey color and narrowing of leaves indicate that it is time to water.

  • Hot Weather Tolerance : Excellent
  • Sun Requirement : 4 hours (Excellent)
  • Wear Resistance : Good
  • Injury Recovery : Good
  • Winter Color : Dormant
  • Mowing Height : 1″ – 3″
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