Prison Pete

Saturday, November 13, 2004
  Too Good To Be True?
I came across an ad for Zoysia grass that sounds too good to be true. I wonder if anyone out there has tried the stuff.

The reason I ask is that you can order 50 plugs of this wonder grass for only $5.95 + $3.50 shipping. The ad claims the stuff needs very little water, fights weeds, and once you plant some, you can get your own plugs.

So while sometimes you need to spend a fortune to see if something really works as promised, this stuff sounds like it would be worth a small investment on a test basis. The web site is http://www.zoysiafarms.com/

This inquiring mind is doing some non scientific market research. Does anybody out there actually use this stuff, and if not, is anyone willing to give it a try and respond back.

This is just an example of what I do with my spare time. Since I have no Web to scan, I scan the newspapers that a lot of the inmates receive.
Yes Pete, zoysia grass is all it's cracked up to be. It does take a while (years) for the plugs to spread and they do, giving you a thick green weed free carpet all summer. BUT, in the winter it turns yellow. Or an ugly beige of sorts. I prefer a mixture of Kentucky blue grass and tall fescue. Living in Virginia allows me to have that, not everyone can.
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