Some Grass is GardenWise!
Zoysia Grass Makes a Comeback
Turf magazine has a feature story on a grass that holds very fond childhood memories for me — Zoysia Grass. I was thrilled to talk to writer Murray Anderson about my thoughts and experiences:
“Zoysia is a warm-season grass native to China, Japan and Southeast Asia. It’s highly adaptable and can be grown in all types of soils from clay to sand, as well as in either acidic or alkaline soils. It requires little moisture and stays green during even the hottest days of summer. (GardenWise’s) Mark White, a Washington, D.C.-based landscape architect and member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), describes zoysia as a “wonderful grass – beautiful, thick and lush.” He grew up sliding on zoysia-covered hills in his parents’ yard and remembers it being dense and lush, an ideal lawn to play on.
Read the story in its entirety here.
PS – The home featured in the magazine is my house in the Cherrydale neighborhood of Northern Virginia!