Palisades Zoysia


Palisades was developed at Texas A&M’s Agricultural Experiment Station from a zoysia with Beltsville, MD origins. It is a medium-textured grass that is noted for its shade tolerance and low water use requirements. It is used on residential, commercial, and golf sites. When compared to St. Augustine, Palisades has a comparable shade tolerance, requires less water and fertilizer, and is a thicker, denser turfgrass. During extremely dry periods, Palisades only requires one to two deep irrigations per month.

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Product Size:

  • 50 yd. pallet
  • 450 sqft.
  • 24″ X 18″ pieces

Purchase Options:

  • Full Pallet


  • Best for use in golf, commercial, sport, parks and residential areas
  • Dark green in color
  • Dense/thick
  • A blade width of 5-7mm
  • Medium softness to Coarse in texture

Climate & Planting:

  • Grows well in sandy soil and clay soil
  • Resistant to heavy wear
  • Slow recovery rate
  • Tolerant to insects
  • Resistant to disease
  • Drought & shade tolerant
  • Can withstand up to a minimum of 4 hours of filtered sun


  • For home or commercial applications: In Spring and Summer, mow 1″-2″ every 7-10 days. Shorter heights require regular and more frequent mowing. Do not scalp. Never remove more than 1/3 of leaf blade in any single mowing.
  • In Fall and Winter, mow every 10-14 days.
  • For sports or golf applications: Palisades tolerates close mowing, between 1/2″ to 7/8″. For these shorter heights, mow twice a week with a reel mower.


  • In Spring, apply fertilizer after danger of frost or in mid-February in frost-free areas. Use balanced time-released fertilizer such as 16-4-8. Can use products with iron to improve color. Perform soil analysis for best results.
  • In Fall, apply balanced time-released fertilizer such as 15-5-10.
  • Requires 3-4 lbs. of Nitrogen per 1000 square feet per year for a highly maintained turf.


  • At least 1″ of water weekly is recommended to keep optimal appearance and to resist disease and pests. However, in periods of drought or high temperatures, grass will need to be watered more often. Water when leaf blades wilt.

Additional information


Dark Green



Slow Spreading




Per Pallet

Soil Conditions

Clay Soil




Cold, Drought, Heat, Shade, Sun

Use Case

Commercial, Golf Course, Residential