On my walk down by the beach the other day I wandered along and waited for something botanically interesting to jump out at me. Something did, well, it didn’t jump but it certainly showed itself and was a perfect subject for a post. The real term is zoysia tenuifolia but most would refer to it as the ‘lumpy grass‘ or the ‘now-mow’ grass. If you’ve never seen this grass with your own eyes, it really is a treat. It feels really interesting too.
The Zoysia grasses family are native to east and southeast Asia and tend to be a good choice if you are looking for low maintenance ground cover and live in a relatively mild climate. The zoysia grasses can handle a wide variation in sunlight, fertilization, temperatures and climate changes. It grows rather slowly but as it does, it creates interesting lumps and bumps and takes on a rather ‘mossy’ look.