JaMur Zoysia – The ‘Go To’ Grass for Texas

JaMur Zoysia, close up, grass, perfect grass for Texas

If you could pick only one turfgrass for every home lawn and commercial landscape need, JaMur Zoysia is the one. JaMur Zoysia is also an excellent choice for many sports field applications.

JaMur’s medium to coarse textured was developed for use in high traffic, high visibility applications. Similar in appearance to a dwarf variety of St. Augustine, JaMur can be used in the same areas and integrates well with existing grass.

Characteristics of JaMur Zoysia
• Use: Residential, Commercial and Industrial
• Hot Weather Tolerance: Good
• Shade Tolerance: Good – Requires at least 3 hours of filtered sun per day
• Wear Resistance: Excellent
• Salt Tolerance: Good
• Recovery From Injury: Excellent
• Winter Color: Dormant
• Mowing Height: 2” Medium
• Disease, Weed & Insect Resistance: A well-maintained lawn will provide the best weed control
but JaMur responds exceptionally well to Iron if problems do arise

General Care
• Soil and Fertilizer Needs: Recommended annual fertilization rate is 1-2 lbs. of Nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. Use split applications with 1 lb of Nitrogen in the spring to encourage new growth and 1 lb of Nitrogen in mid-to-late summer to promote healthy growth into the fall and winter

• Watering: Apply 1” of water as a deep soaking every 4-7 days during hot or dry periods. Avoid frequent, shallow watering after sod is established.

• Mowing: Needs to be mowed every 5 to 7 days during the growing season at a mowing height of 2-3” for a high quality lawn, mow too low and weeds are likely to gain a foothold.

• Fungicides: Tolerant to Iron applications, Chipco 26019, Banner, Prostar, Lynx and Eagle. Fall applications of Banner, Daconil or Bayleton to prevent rust to zoysia lawns.

We grow, deliver and install JaMur Zoysia to many locations and applications. To learn more about this ‘excellent for Texas grass’ or to get a quote, give us a call at 888-221-0422.

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20 Responses to JaMur Zoysia – The ‘Go To’ Grass for Texas

  1. scott warren says:

    we have a high ph. from 7.7 to 8.1 will jamur zoysia handle that?

  2. Jeri Chappelle says:

    When is the best time to plant JuMar Zoysia sod? Part of our yard is shade and part of it is sun. Do we need two different types of Zoysia? We live in de Cordova Bend.

  3. Cliff says:

    Thank you for your interest. JaMur Zoysia can be planted anytime from early Spring to mid Fall, with equal success. The key, especially during the heat of Summer, is to maintain a rigorous watering regiment for the first few weeks after the sod is installed. Watering three times a day for the first 10 days (or until you can tug on the grass and it doesn’t pull up – this means that the roots have extended into your soil), at which time you can cut back to once a day for a week or so and then back to twice a week. See our ‘How to’ videos at http://tritexgrass.com/Learning.html to learn more. While JaMur does great in full sun, it is also one of the most shade tolerant grasses you could choose, so only one Zoysia grass is needed. Go to http://tritexgrass.com/Varieties/Varieties/GrassVarieties.html to see more about JaMur or any of our grass varieties. Give us a call at 888-221-0422 for current pricing and availability.

  4. Thomas Wayne says:

    Can a lawn of Jamur zoysia be grown on FROM SEED in the texas hill country outside of San Antonio. I have numerous Live Oaks, relatively decent soil with caliche under it and (2013) some recent drought issues (27″ inches of rain per year. I have about an acre of lawn. How much seed would it take and about how much would it cost? Thanks.

  5. Cliff says:

    Hi Thomas,

    Thanks for your interest in JaMur Zoysia. Jamur does not come from seed. A good option is to purchase blocks of the sod, cut the blocks into small sections and ‘plug’ it.

    Prepare the soil as you would for seeding. Cut the blocks into 2×2-inch plugs. Plant the plugs individually, approximately 12 inches apart (or closer) during the warm season.

    Plant a row of plugs flush with the soil level; tamp each plug tightly into the soil. Keep the lawn watered until it becomes well established. With proper care, the plugs take root and rapidly spread by rhizomes or stolons.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes!

  6. Imelda says:

    I’m in San Antonio and had my front yard sodded in mid-April with JaMur Zoysia. The grass is absolutely gorgeous!
    My question is what is meant the grass will go dormant in the winter? Will it stop growing and turn brown? And how much should it be watered in the winter months?
    Thanks for your advice.

  7. Cliff says:

    Hi Imelda,

    As Zoysia goes dormant with cooler temperatures, it turns brown / golden. It won’t all turn brown at once. Some of it will remain green longer but eventually all of it will turn.

    Zoysia doesn’t need a lot of water. It’s best not to water often, but when you do, water deeply. You can apply an inch of water when you see signs of the grass needing water. The best way to determine when to water is by using a moister meter, which can be picked up almost anywhere, and take your reading at about two inches under the ground’s surface.

    I’m glad you’re pleased with JaMur. You made a great choice.

  8. nancy says:

    Just sodded the backyard with Jaymer…the lawn care company wants to put Potash on it after a week to help roots…is that a good idea or should I say NO…thanks

  9. Cliff says:

    An application of Potash can be helpful. They should take care to not over apply. Not knowing the makeup of your soil, we can’t recommend a specific application amount, but your lawn care company should be able to determine the proper level.

  10. Skip Pratt says:

    I have a great deal of shade in my front yard. I have One large Oak tree, and one large Live Oak tree. I plan to sod the yard with Jamur Zoysia, but I also am going to blend in the new dirt I am laying down with a 50/50% of both Humate, & Zeolite to help the root system. Can you tell me whether or not you have any knowledge of or experience using Humate and Zeolite? I want to know if Jamur will successfully grow in a largely shaded area? If not, then I will have to prune the Oak and Live Oak to allow more sunshine. Thanks in advance for any help or information you may be able to provide.

  11. Cliff says:

    Hi Skip,

    Thank you for your interest in Jamur Zoysia and your question.

    As you mentioned, it’s important to blend the Humate and Zeolite into the soil very well to avoid ‘pockets’ or ‘layering’. And while Jamur is a good choice for areas with limited sun exposure, I would recommend thinning out enough limbs to allow for 3 to 5 hours of dappled sun each day.

    When it gets established, we would love to see some pictures.

  12. S.Teterud says:

    I live in Plano, TX and my front yard is desperate need of new grass. The neighborhood originally planted bermuda but now the trees are large. Instead of St. Augustine, I am thinking of possibly using Zoysia Jamur and planting it in the fall. My front yard faces West and has 3 large trees, morning shade and afternoon hot sun. Do you have info, or a downloadable PDF, of how a lawn needs to be prepped for planting Zoysia Jamur. Right now Plano has a watering restriction of watering only one day every other week. I appreciate any info & help. Thanks.

  13. Tom O says:

    Is there a good weed and feed for Jamur Zoysia? I have a lot of weeds and would like to treat the yard. Will your recommendation of “1 lb of Nitrogen in mid-to-late summer to promote healthy growth into the fall and winter” take care of the weeds? Thanks. Tom O.

  14. Cliff says:

    Hi Tom,

    Of course, the best defense against weeds is a thick, healthy lawn. This doesn’t give the weeds room to invade. But if you’ve already got them, here is a link to a Neil Sperry article that might give just the information (and instructions) you’re looking for. http://neilsperry.com/2014/08/september-lawn-care/ Thanks for choosing Jamur Zoysia and let us know how it goes / grows. 😉

  15. Brannon says:

    Hello, thanks for the help. I have two questions for you. 1) My front and back yard are both Jamur, planted this spring. Yard is doing great for the most part. I normally mow at a height of 4″. I know most people recommend 2-2½”, but when I mow at 3½ it seems like it is scalping it. What do I do to cut it low and still have it just as full and healthy looking?
    2). I have dark green patches growning in the yard. They’re roughly 12-18″ in diameter, and grow faster and taller than the rest of the yard. What is it and how do I fix it? Thanks again!!

  16. Cliff says:

    Hi Brannon,

    Where are you located? Can you send some photos of the dark green patches? Are they scattered or are they in a row?

  17. Brannon says:

    I’m in Orange, TX. The green patches are just kind of scattered throughout the yard. Where do I send the pics?

  18. Cliff says:

    Hi Brannon,

    Sorry I forgot to include an email address. Please send them to bob@pruitt.net and I will forward them to our Jamur gurus.


  19. Mark Frankovich says:

    we have had Jamur zoysia grass for 9 years and has done well, now this year it is horrible. Many large dry areas and in all doesn’t look well at all. We live in San Antonio Texas and did get a huge amount of rain in May could that be the problem. We aireated this spring and fertilized after that. We need help. Thanks

  20. Cliff says:

    Hi Mark, It’s probably Root Rot, due to the excessive rains. We have had a few customers in the area call about it. Apply a phosphorous product to promote root growth and be patient. It will recover, but slowly.

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