Augusta® Zoysia Lawn – the finest lawn of choice

Augusta® Zoysia Lawn – the finest lawn of choice

Fast Facts

  • High shade tolerance
  • Very high drought tolerance
  • Very low maintenance
  • High wear tolerance
  • Attractive dark green colour
  • Fine leaf making it soft to touch and underfoot

Augusta Zoysia lawn has just arrived and has quickly become one of the most premium adaptable solid performing lawns on the market offering exceptional drought and shade tolerance. This user-friendly, deep green coloured Augusta grass creates a compact smart looking lawn that suits any environment – from residential, parklands and sporting fields.

Augusta is also recognised for its high shade tolerance and is ideal for those wanting a low  maintenance lawn that requires less mowing, fertilising and watering. Fine-bladed with vertical leaf posture, Augusta offers busy families a lawn that is soft to the touch and under foot.

Thanks to a vigorous root system Augusta’s dense re-growth patterns make it an ideal choice for active households with large pets.

Augusta’s deep root system also means it is an efficient water user and exceptionally suitable for drought prone regions and an ideal choice for areas with low rainfall or council water restrictions.

Augusta also prides itself on having higher disease and insect resistance compared to many other warm season grasses.  Strong regrowth patterns mean Augusta can resist weeds.

For the best establishment, Augusta turf should be laid on sandy soil.

High shade tolerance

A vigorous root system means Augusta lawn performs well in full sun to partial shade.

When growing under park-like trees, Augusta has the unique habit of growing entirely under the trees canopy and up to the trunk.

Augusta’s growth habit limits the usually seen competition between grass roots and tree feeder roots.

Very high drought tolerance

Augusta survives drought conditions by going dormant (leaves roll-up).

It is thanks to an extensive deep-rooted system that Augusta copes extremely well under drought stress. Once normal rainfall returns Augusta is quick to green-up.

Very low maintenance

When left to its own devices, Augusta saves on long term mowing, dethatching, fertilising, pesticides and herbicides.

High wear tolerance

Augusta grass tolerates typical yard traffic such as dog and family use, plus it’s used on high-impact areas such as golf courses and has been used in large venues for entertainment and picnics.

For any damage that is sustained, Augusta Zoysia recovers and grows back very quickly to fill in the bare spots.

Best planting time

We are excited to have recently released Augusta Zoysia.

Currently, this exciting variety can be delivered to Brisbane, Gold Coast and South East Queensland.

It is also now available for Sydney deliveries.

Augusta turf can be laid in South East Queensland and Sydney any time of the year.

If you are located in other areas and are sold on virtues of a Zoysia grass, we can recommend Empire Zoysia or Nara Native Zoysia.

Where to Find Your Augusta Zoysia Grass Supplier

Price-wise – Augusta Zoysia is a premium lawn,  retailing between $23 and $27 per square metre. 

Currently, this exciting variety can be delivered to Brisbane, Gold Coast, South East Queensland and Sydney. To obtain a quote from our suppliers can easily be found with our online supplier locator tool.

myhomeTURF’s Certificate of Authenticity provides you with the confidence and satisfaction that you have bought the genuine variety from our licenced farmers. Don’t forget to ask for your own certificate when you have purchased your new law – and enjoy!

Augusta Zoysia Lawn Care Advice


Augusta can be cut to between 2cm to 5cm in the sun or  between 5cm- 7cm in the shade.

A rule of thumb – when mowing Augusta lawn cut no more than 1/3 of the leaf off at one mowing – use sharp mower blades and catch and remove clippings.

Mow every 2 weeks in warmer months and every 3-8 weeks in colder months.


New Augusta lawn should be watered thoroughly for 7-14 days or until the grass is established – make sure the water is saturating the soil beneath the lawn.

Once your Augusta lawn has established, infrequent and deep watering is preferably for your lawn as the roots will only grow as deeply as its most frequently available water supply.

Watering your Augusta turf in a dry winter can improve its winter colour –  if the ground is very dry, frosts have a habit of burning the lawn.

Most importantly, in warmer months water your Augusta turf when the leaf starts to dry out, if you get onto it quickly the leaf will not shrivel up.

If you live in an area where there are water restrictions do not panic – if the lawn is at least one year old due to its deep rhizomes a mature Augusta grass can withstand long periods of drought without dying.


Once your Augusta turf has matured it requires less fertiliser than all other types of grasses.

We recommend you fertilise your Augusta Zoysia during the summer/autumn with a slow release fertiliser.

For good density and colour apply higher fertiliser levels, but more growth means more frequent mowing!

Weed control

Augusta Zoysia’s dense growth can reduce some of the weed population but, to be sure, the use of a pre-emergent herbicide is strongly recommended.

Augusta Zoysia should be more than capable of tolerating most chemical herbicides but first check labels to ensure the chemicals are suitable.

Disease control

Pests can become a problem, especially if your Augusta is not growing healthily (too much fertility or water, etc…). 

Zoysia Patch disease (Rhizoctonia fungus) can be a problem on over-fertilised lawns including Augusta. 

Some rust disease could be expected on your Augusta during cool spring weather and other leaf diseases may show up in hot, humid weather.

Zoysia will usually recover if water and fertiliser levels are minimised. 

Questions About Augusta Zoysia

  • What does Augusta Zoysia look like? – Augusta Zoysia is an attractive dark green colour with a soft fine leaf.
  • What type of grass is Augusta Zoysia? – Augusta Grass belongs to the Zoysia grasses.
  • Can you plant Zoysia grass in the winter? –Yes, you can plant Zoysia grass during the winter in Queensland, it is best to wait until Spring if you live in other states. It is not advised to lay Augusta during winter in the southern cooler states – typically you would avoid laying between 15th May to the 15th August in these areas.
  • Is Augusta Zoysia a warm season grass? – Augusta Turf is a warm season grass.
  • Is Augusta Zoysia grass pet friendly? – Augusta Zoysia’s deep rooted system means it has a high wear tolerance and copes with children and pets.
  • Does Augusta Zoysia grass grow in shade? – Augusta Zoysia has high tolerance to shade and its durability allows Augusta Turf to grow in full sun and up partial shade.
  • How fast does Augusta Zoysia spread? – Augusta Zoysia grows at a slower rate compared to other grasses which means less maintenance, fertilising, and mowing.
  • Is Augusta Zoysia grass hard to grow? – Once established Augusta Zoysia, with watering and fertiliser, is a durable grass.

Recommended Products

Bow and Arrow

Bow and Arrow 500mL is one of the most effective broadleaf liquid herbicides on the market. Suitable for ZoysiaKikuyuCouch and Buffalo grasses however transient discolouration may occur on Kikuyu, Carpet and Queensland Blue Couch lawns. Always read the safety directions and instructions on the product label before use.



myhomeTURF recommends OxaFert, which is a combination product containing both fertiliser and pre-emergent herbicide. Always read the safety directions and instructions on the product label before use.


LawnPride Maintain 26-2-9 + 3.4 Fe 20kg

Lawn Pride Maintain 26-2-9 + 3.4 Fe 20kg is one of the most popular granular all-round lawn fertilisers on the market with the active ingredients of Nitrogen (N – 26), Phosphorus (P – 2), Potassium(K – 9) and Iron (Fe – 3.4). Suitable for ZoysiaKikuyuCouch and Buffalo grasses. Always read the safety directions and instructions on the product label before use.


Acelepryn GR 10kg

Acelepryn GR 10kg Bag provides unmatched granular seasonal control against seasonal Long Grub and Caterpillar control in one single application. Suitable for ZoysiaKikuyuCouch and Buffalo grasses. Always read the safety directions and instructions on the product label before use.


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