Global Zoysia Grass Seed Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Types (Zoysia Matrella, Zoysia Macrantha, Zoysia Japonica, Others), By Application (Residential Lawns, Commercial Properties, Golf Courses, Others), By Distribution Channel (Home Improvement Stores, Lawn & Garden Centers, Online Retail, Seed Distributors, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Feb 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616722
  • Pages : 142

Zoysia grass is a warm-season grass species that spreads laterally by stolons and rhizomes. It is commonly used in lawns due to the natural variation that exists within each species. There exist various species of zoysia grass and many crosses between each species, which results in a wide range of characteristics such as leaf texture, leaf colour, shade tolerance, cold tolerance, drought tolerance, mowing height, and many others.  The various species of zoysia grass include:

  • Z. Japonica, which is known for its wide leaf texture and enhanced cold and drought resistance,
  • Z. Matrella, Z. Tenuifolia, Z. Pacifica, and other species, which are known for their finer linear texture, lower mowing height ranges, and improved shade tolerance.


The global zoysia seed market is expected to witness a significant increase in growth during the forecasted period of 2024-2029 due to several factors, such as the increasing awareness of the benefits of zoysia grass in applications such as lawns, golf courses, and many others.

Market Drivers:

  • Increasing demand in residential lawn applications: Zoysia grass is known to be a popular choice for residential lawns due to its wide range of benefits. The increase in awareness of these benefits drives the Zoysia grass seed market growth during the forecasted period of 2024-2029. The zoysia seed is known to be a warm-season grass variety and offers a lush, dense, and attractive turf that enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of the house.  The several benefits that zoysia grass provides include:
  • Low Maintenance: Zoysia grass requires relatively lower maintenance when compared to other grass types, due to its slow growth rate, which means a lesser requirement of mowing. Zoysia grass is also known to have good weed resistance, which reduces the requirement for herbicides and other weed control products.
  • Durability: Zoysia grass is known to be highly durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic, making it a suitable grass product for active households or areas that have children and pets constantly playing in. It can repair itself from damage, which includes divots or bare patches, and ensures that the lawn remains appealing visually and has functionality.
  • Drought tolerance: The deep root systems in zoysia grass types allow for the access of water from lower soil depths, making it resilient during periods of limited rainfall or water scarcity. This makes it the best option for those households or areas that are prone to water scarcity or dry climates.
  • Good Shade Tolerance: the zoysia grass is known to thrive in the full sun and can tolerate moderate shade, making it suitable for lawns with trees or buildings that cast shadows.

Key Players:

  • Pennington Seed, Inc.: A well-known company known for the production, distribution, and manufacturing of lawn, garden, and turf care products. The company is owned by the Central Garden and Pet Company, which is located in Walnut Creek, California.
  • Stover Seed: A California-based company known for offering a wide variety of seeds for the improvement of the environment.  The various products offered by the company include turfgrass, native seeds, and wildflowers, and are known to partner with turfgrass breeders and production companies to access improved varieties that meet certain criteria, which include drought tolerance, disease resistance, and turf quality.

Regional Analysis:

The North American region is expected to witness significant growth in the zoysia grass seed market during the forecasted period. The factors that contribute to the increasing market growth are the increasing golf activities, which further increase the demand for durable and long-lasting grass such as zoysia grass. Zoysia seeds are known to have a wide range of benefits, ranging from enhanced durability to drought tolerance. The benefits of zoysia grass include low water consumption, no requirement for pesticides and other chemicals due to its high resistance to pests and diseases, reduced mowing due to its slower growth rate compared to other grass types, heat and cold tolerance traffic and wear tolerance due to its high-density sodding and self-repairing properties, animal waste tolerance, and erosion control.  Due to the above properties, zoysia grass makes a good option for golf courses and other related sports activities that require grass. The United States accounts for the highest golf activity compared to the rest of the world. The National Golf Foundation states that the overall golf demographic has reached an estimated 123 million players, which accounts for one-third of the total US population. It has also been found that 26.6 million people have participated in playing golf on-course. The increasing relevance and the growth of the golf industry will further drive the growth in demand for zoysia grass seeds, due to their various properties, making them suitable for economic efficiency for businesses and establishments in the golf industry.

Furthermore, with the increasing relevance of golf in the region, the increasing innovations and development in the region drive the regional Zoysia grass seed market growth. For instance, in November 2021, North Carolina State University’s Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics program announced the release of Lobo Zoysiagrass, which has been selected by several researchers for the unusual combination of aggressive establishment and stress tolerance in the grass. The traits were confirmed in six-year-long multi-location trials under low input conditions.  The product, Lobo Zoysia, has been exclusively licensed by Sod Solutions for commercial production and marketing. This product has a wide range of applications, which include home lawns, commercial landscapes, and golf courses across the southern United States. The product has been proven to require low maintenance and has several other features, which include fast establishment, drought tolerance, and colour and quality retention.  When coupled with the increasing growth of the golf industry, the demand for zoysia seeds will be expected to witness significant growth during the forecasted period.


  • By Types:
    • Zoysia matrella
    • Zoysia macrantha
    • Zoysia japonica
    • Others
  • By Application:
    • Residential Lawns
    • Commercial Properties
    • Golf Courses
    • Others
  • By Distribution Channel:
    • Home Improvement Stores
    • Lawn & Garden Centers
    • Online Retail
    • Seed Distributors
    • Others
  • By Geography:
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline

1.8. Key Benefits to the stakeholder


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Processes


3.1. Key Findings

3.2. Analyst View


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Zoysia matrella

5.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.2.2. Growth Prospects

5.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.3. Zoysia macrantha

5.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.3.2. Growth Prospects

5.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.4. Zoysia japonica

5.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.4.2. Growth Prospects

5.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.5. Others

5.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.5.2. Growth Prospects

5.5.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Residential Lawns

6.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.2.2. Growth Prospects

6.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.3. Commercial Properties

6.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.3.2. Growth Prospects

6.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.4. Golf Courses

6.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.4.2. Growth Prospects

6.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.5. Others

6.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.5.2. Growth Prospects

6.5.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Home Improvement Stores

7.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.2.2. Growth Prospects

7.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.3. Lawn & Garden Centers

7.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.3.2. Growth Prospects

7.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.4. Online Retail

7.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.4.2. Growth Prospects

7.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.5. Seed Distributors

7.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.5.2. Growth Prospects

7.5.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.6. Others

7.6.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.6.2. Growth Prospects

7.6.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. By Material

8.2.2. By Application

8.2.3. By Product Type

8.2.4. By Country United States Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Canada Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Mexico Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.3. South America

8.3.1. By Material

8.3.2. By Application

8.3.3. By Product Type

8.3.4. By Country Brazil Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Argentina Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. By Material

8.4.2. By Application

8.4.3. By Product Type

8.4.4. By Country United Kingdom Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Germany Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects France Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Italy Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Spain Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. By Material

8.5.2. By Application

8.5.3. By Product Type

8.5.4. By Country Saudi Arabia Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects UAE Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. By Material

8.6.2. By Application

8.6.3. By Product Type

8.6.4. By Country Japan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects China Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects India Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects South Korea Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Taiwan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Thailand Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Indonesia Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Competitive Dashboard


10.1. Pennington Seed, Inc

10.2. Stover Seed

10.3. Hancock Seed

10.4. Seed Ranch

10.5. Jonathan Green

Pennington Seed, Inc

Stover Seed

Hancock Seed

Seed Ranch

Jonathan Green