Compadre Zoysia Grass Seed
Grass Seed is a pure raw seed that has been treated for faster germination and it creates a dense growing Zoysia turf
that inhibits weeds.
This medium-fine textured turf grass is much darker green in color than many other zoysia grass varieties currently available to the turf grass
professionals and consumers. Compadre has good color, texture and density which compares favorably with vegetative varieties at a much lower cost. The name Compadre was chosen to reflect
that the variety may be paired with a cool season grass such as a turf-type tall fescue to create a year round green lawn.
Benefits Of Compadre Zoysia Grass
- Early spring green-up
- USA grown certified seed, treated for faster germination and establishment
- Easy to establish, treated pure seed for faster germination - less expensive than sod, plugs or sprigs
- Good density and texture for home lawns, cemeteries, parks, and golf courses
- Salt and drought tolerant
Suitable for transition, tropical and temperate zones, worldwide
- Eco-Friendly -- Lower maintenance, use less
fertilizer and water
- Blend with tall fescue for year round green turf
Adaptation of Compadre Zoysia Grass
Compadre Zoysia is widely adapted and will flourish in the temperate zone,
from the northern transition zone of the U.S. south, into the tropical zones,
and in similar climates around the world. Compadre can be grown in all
types of soil textures ranging from sands to clays. It is tolerant to a range of
pH from acidic to alkaline. Compadre Zoysia is very drought tolerant. Under
drought conditions, it may turn a straw color; however it has the ability to
recuperate with subsequent irrigation or rainfall. Compadre has shown
excellent resistance to Large Brown Patch which can occasionally damage turf.
Uses For Compadre Zoysia Grass
Compadre Zoysia is wear tolerant and can be used on golf courses, athletic fields (baseball, softball and soccer), lawns and parks. In the south, Compadre has good shade tolerance while in
the cooler areas it needs more sun. Compadre is a popular grass for the coastal areas due to its increased tolerance for salt spray. It is also extremely tolerant of high salt
concentrations in both irrigation water and soil. Compadre requires lower maintenance with natural weed suppression and lower fertilizer and water requirements. It can be
maintained at variable mowing heights depending on use, from 1 inch to 2.5
inches (2.5 cm to 6 cm). With increased maintenance and care, Compadre may
be mowed at 0.5 inches (1.25 cm).
Planting Rate For Compadre Zoysia Grass
1-2 lbs per 1000 sq. ft. - this is pure raw seed that has been treated for faster germination. A
5 lb. package plants 2500 to 5000 sq.
Plant in late spring to early summer when outside temperatures reach 75 degrees. Note: Irrigation is recommended for successful establishment. Seeds are recommended for use in bare soil areas only.
- Emergence: 15–20 days under
- First mowing: when plant
reaches 2 inches (5cm) in height
- First use: 10–14 weeks
Read more about the Compadre Zoysia Grass
at Zoysias.com. Planting information at
. Note:*Compadre was formerly known as
Companion Zoysia (Name changed for trademark issues)