An ornamental grass groundcover that is incredibly slow to establish thus requiring little, or no, mowing so is ideal as an alternative lawn. Often referred to by different names including No-Mow Grass, Min Mow, Temple Grass or Korean Velvet Grass.
Growing in full sun to semi-shade, this has a very fine, attractive bright green leaf that develops a unique clumping appearance that is usually left unmown for a freeform natural look. Mow perhaps once a year if you want the “neat” lawn look.
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Imagine! The lawn you don’t have to mow.
A perennial favourite for no mowing enthusiasts, Zoysia tenuifolia is a low growing grass originating from South East Asia. Karl von Zois, an 18th century Austrian botanist, was commemorated by having the species named after him.
There are several Zoysias but the Zoysia tenuifolia has the finest textured leaf and is the only one considered to be no mow.
The variety is known under several names including Mascarene grass, Korean/Japanese velvet grass, Temple grass, No mow grass, Kourai grass and even Petting grass (as people like to touch it)!
Zoysia tenuifolia grows very slowly to about 10cm in height making it ideal for alternative lawns or on slopes.