Cavalier – Zoysia

Cavalier Zoysia forms a thick lawn with fine textured leaf blades(3-4mm) with a dark green color.

Cavalier - Zoysia


Cavalier Zoysia forms a thick lawn with fine textured leaf blades(3-4mm) with a dark green color. Cavalier differs from other zoysia varieties because of its very fine, long, narrow leaf blades. Like Palisades, Cavalier requires less water and fertilizer while having comparable shade tolerance and producing a thicker turf than St. Augustine. Highly disease resistant, Cavalier last year proved nothing is immune to tropical sod webworm, fall armyworm, tawny mole cricket, hunting billbug and differential grasshopper. Slightly susceptible to zoysia grass mite.

With its dense growth pattern, finer texture and longer, narrower leaf blades than other Zoysias, Cavalier provides a lush, luxuriant look and feel. It also retains its vibrant green color late into the growing season. Besides its visual appeal, Cavalier requires a minimal amount of water, pesticides and fertilizer.

Ranked as one of the top zoysia's in the NTEP (National Turfgrass Evaluation Program), Cavalier Zoysia is an excellent choice for home lawns, golf course fairways and tee boxes, parks and sports fields. Some industry experts believe that Cavalier may be the grass of the future for many golf courses because it grows well in shaded areas, recovers from wear rapidly, and is winter hardy as far north as Kansas City.

  • Dense growth pattern and fine texture (long, narrow blades)
  • Relatively weed-free
  • Shade and salt tolerant
  • Good disease and pest resistance
  • Good drought resistance
  • Requires minimal water, pesticides and fertilizer
  • Relatively cold hardy
  • Retains color late into the fall
  • Recovers from wear relatively quickly
  • Lush, luxuriant look and feel

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