Zoysia should grow quite well in your zone
, as long as it is planted in the sun. It actually does well up to 3a, and thrives Up here in Cheese Land, but be careful! Zoysia is a very invasive grass which will choke out just about anything. It spreads like wildfire, and can itself become a unwanted weed
very quickly. In your area, it will be the last grass to green up in the spring
, and the 1st to turn brown in the fall, which will make it stick out like a sore thumb. Once established it is very hard to get rid of, and tends to even be resistant to Round Up.
The best control for weeds
is a good well established turf grass, but unfortunately the same stuff that the turf grass likes is also what the weeds
tend to thrive on. Your best bet is to use an over the top broad leaf weed
killer during the spring
and early summer, and re seed
the area in the early fall. By seeding then the weeds
will not have a chance to over take the lawn.