HELP! Zoysia Tenufolia (Korean Velvet Grass)
FYI: I'm in coastal So. Cal, near Laguna Beach.....
I purchased a large amount of Zoysia tenuifolia (Korean Velvet Grass) sod this summer and last. Last year, almost none of it survived the winter rains. It went "dormant", got taken over by weeds and moss, and never recovered. I had to rip it all out and replace it.
I don't want the same thing to happen this winter, but I have been unable to find specific care instructions on Southland Sod's website or on the internet. It has been too warm here for dormancy so far(coolest: 60F), and it already has a bunch of dead, brown patches. I have no idea what is wrong....Fungus? Bugs? Over-watering? Under wAtering? WHO KNOWS? (Hopefully you guys!)
Any tips or info on care instructions, including fertilization strength and schedules, potential pest problems and troubleshooting information would be very, very much appreciated!!!