Palisades Zoysia is known to be a "friendly" grass due to its impressive establishment rate.
Palisades is a medium to coarse textured turf noted for its shade tolerance and low water use requirements. It will tolerate mowing as close as ½" with good weed competitions ideally as high as 2" to 2½" for home lawns. Palisades close mowing would permit use on golf course fairways especially where water availability is of concern.
Palisades can be established as sprigs, plugs or as solid sod and will require between 3 to 4 # N per 1000 square feet per year for a highly maintained turf, to a more modest 1½ to 3 # N for a high quality, low maintenance turf. Palisades is classified as having low irrigation needs, requiring one to two deep irrigations per month during dry periods. Higher irrigation frequency will provide excellent quality turf, but may also demand additional fertilization.
Irrigation water should be supplied providing for deep penetration with in-frequent application to maximize plant performance and nutrient efficiency.
When maintained as a golf course fairway or sports field, Palisades will require two weekly mowings with a reel mower at heights ranging from ½" to ⅞". When utilized for home lawns, the rotary mower will provide a quality turf with weekly mowings.