While Zeon has been successful in many states in the South, it does not appear to be as well adapted to the climate in coastal Southern California. Zeon is low water using, shade tolerant, and has high ability to repair itself from pet use or heavy traffic, however it goes dormant and has other challenging maintenance requirements.
Customers expect high quality products from Southland. Winter dormancy that comes with Zeon, are a surprise to many of our customers. Although the grass turns green again in the spring, we have received a disproportionate share of questions and service requests.
For those looking to install a new zoysia lawn, we believe that we have something better in the pipeline. Barring any unforeseen issues, we should have a Zeon replacement available in the spring of 2021. In the meantime, we continue to recommend Marathon. It is a tried and true green year around grass, that is well suited to our climate conditions.
We will continue to maintain a small production area to service our existing customer lawns.