As far as mowing goes, based on careful research and close observations, Nara will need about 20% less mowing than buffalo, 35% less than couch and 55% less than Kikuyu plus, it is faster growing than Empire Zoysia.
Nara can be mown exactly how you would mow couch, Kikuyu or Buffalo Turf. Short medium or long. In general though, it’s better to not mow too short as this will stress all lawns no matter the grass type. (Especially in drought). Another great thing about Nara is that it actually scalps less than Couch when mown.
Less Watering (A Real Drought Survivor)
Less need to worry about future water restrictions. As Nara has vigorous deep rhizomes, it is far more drought tolerant than non rhizome grasses such as Buffalo.
In drought studies, Zoysia macrantha was found to be more drought tolerant than Buffalo and Couch turf. With Nara being the first and only commercial Zoysia macrantha, this is great news for anyone needing an extremely drought tolerant native turf. Buffalo will hold it’s colour in drought a few days longer than Nara, but will die much quicker in a hot prolonged dry spell.
Nara goes dormant in severe drought to survive. Nara has developed extreme drought tolerance from it’s parentage. Millions of years growing in Australia’s hot dry and humid climates has made it a real drought survivor.
Outstanding Winter Colour
Better than Couch and many Buffalo types. Nara Browns off quicker than Palmetto, Saphire and Kikuyu which are well known for their excellent winter colour. In western Sydney out at Richmond this year, it was dormant for about 7 weeks so, sure there are a few grasses that have better winter colour but compared to many, Nara wins out.
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