Zoysia Matrella and Winter Yellow Patches – Mystery Solved!

Recently my Zoysia lawn started developing unsightly yellow patches. This made me worry as it happened right at the beginning of the winter here in Brisbane and we’ve had a fair bit of rain as well. The immediate suspect was of course fungus! Continue reading Zoysia Matrella and Winter Yellow Patches – Mystery Solved!

Here’s what happens when you mow overgrown Zoysia matrella

I love Zoysia matrella and I love it’s natural forming waves, particularly on a sloping site such as the one in front of my house. People slow down with their cars to look at it, sometimes stopping completely getting out and touching it, checking to see if it’s real. When they ask about mowing I say it’s a no-now lawn! Continue reading Here’s what happens when you mow overgrown Zoysia matrella

Zoysia Tenuifolia – No Watering Experiment

I went to Europe for 30 days and left my Zoysia tenuifolia on its own to see just how needy it really is and whether it can be left dry for extended periods of time. The grass was installed on the 15th of August and my trip was in mid-September so it had a bit of time to establish before I left. I watered it regularly. Continue reading Zoysia Tenuifolia – No Watering Experiment

Casuarina Glauca Helps My Selaginella Survive Summer in Full Sun

Selaginella is one of my favourite ground covers, but it’s super-sensitive to direct sunlight, particularly in summer months. I disobeyed the advice and planted it in direct sunlight to see what would happen and after a period of rapid growth in springtime, its foliage started to yellow and brown. Once the leaves are dead they’re very easy to pick off, but the exposed layers will normally die within days if in direct sunlight. Continue reading Casuarina Glauca Helps My Selaginella Survive Summer in Full Sun