About Diamond Zoysia

Diamond Zoysia is a fine textured, vegetatively propagated, warm season variety with excellent tolerance to low light conditions, salty soils and high traffic. Diamond is best maintained at a very low mowing height and has outstanding recuperative abilities making it a logical choice for golf course tees, collars, as well as putting surfaces. Diamond has better fall color retention than most other zoysiagrass varieties and has an early spring green-up.

New Life Turf is a licensed producer of Diamond Zoysia in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida.


  • Golf course greens, tees, collars
  • Low-light, high traffic sports fields
  • Sophisticated landscapes
We tried ultradwarf test greens and weren’t comfortable with them. Then we installed a Diamond Zoysia test green. After thorough testing we converted all 22 greens at our course to Diamond Zoysia. It’s the best decision we’ve ever made.”
Fred King, Lakeview Golf Club, Piedmont, SC


  • Brilliant green color
  • Very fine texture
  • Thrives in warm to hot climates, USDA zones 7 to 11
  • Dense growth habit provides a weed-free, carpet-like cushion
  • Has improved fall color retention
  • Wear tolerance better than hybrid bermuda
  • Highly shade tolerant; can maintain high quality in 60% shade
  • Tolerant of heat and drought
  • Excellent salt tolerance
  • Tolerant of close mowing
  • Requires moderate to high levels of maintenance
  • Recommended 5/32″ to 1/2″ mowing height


Diamond Zoysia was developed by Dr. Milt Engelke and Texas A&M University.  It is a Z metrella which is vegetatively propagated and genetically stable and uniform. Diamond is distinguished from other zoysiagrasses by its fine texture, high rhizome and tiller density, superior salt tolerance, superior shade tolerance and rapid regrowth and recovery from damage.

A patented variety, unauthorized propagation is prohibited.


  • All sod is grown on methyl bromide fumigated soil
  • Also available, grown on topdressing sand
  • Sod roll = 16″ x 82″ rolls, 504 sq ft per pallet
  • Mega roll = 42″ x 103’*

*Mega rolls are recommended for large sports fields and golf course tees, fairways and greens.


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We use only certified or registered varieties and grow 100% of them on methyl-bromide fumigated soil.