If it is zoysia, and you want to install plugs, it may take 2 to 3 seasons before your lawn is fully covered if you placed plugs amongst the existing grass. If the ground is bare, then much less.
It does take much less mowing then bluegrass. It is an overstatement to say zoysia needs only 2 or 3 mowings a year, because most people like to keep their lawns 2 to 2-1/2 inchs high for a better appearance.
See if there is a zoysia farm near you. You might be able to buy it in sod form. they will also have info on its care for the first year to make sure it gets well established and yearly care after that.
The things I don't like about zoysia are:
It will invade flower beds by sending its stolens (roots) over or under borders and it is tough to cut the stolens with a knife. Snips would be better.
If your neighbors lawn is right up against yours, then he/she will not like you planting zoysia because of its invasiveness, if they prefer and have a nice bluegrass lawn.
Last edited by rjordan392; 01-21-2007 at 12:07 PM.