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Empire Zoysia Turf


Empire Zoysia

Zoysia japonica 'SS500' 
EMPIRE™ Turf grows Australia Wide and provides a lawn grass which is easy to look after. It has a relatively fine leaf which is soft to touch, excellent wear tolerance and thrives in extreme heat and humidity. EMPIRE™ is good in the shade and keeps a good winter colour and it can generally outcompete the weeds once established. EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA generally requires less watering & less mowing than any other commercially grown lawn in Australia.

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Why is a Empire Zoysia™ Lawn so Good?

Good Winter Colour
EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA has good winter colour when compared to other more common turf. 


Tough and Hardwearing
EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA has excellent fast growth across the ground. Its runners are fast and highly branching, which provides excellent recovery from wear. EMPIRE ZOYSIA is quickly becoming known as the tough, hardwearing turf.

Less Mowing
Although EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA grows across the ground at a fast rate, its upwards leaf growth is less than most other commercially grown lawns in Australia. Ask for EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA. It grows fast across the ground for better wear tolerance, but one that grows more slowly upwards for less mowing.
Many growers find Empire slow to grow, especially in Victoria's cold climate where they would turn over EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA every 14 months. Other varieties have a much faster turn over. Growing other varieties like Kikuyu or Couch is great for their bottom line, but not for you. For less mowing only ask those growers prepared to work harder and supply EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA for a quote. Those who do not grow it will concoct all sorts of tales to switch you to a faster growing turf.

Great at Out Competing Weeds
Once EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA is well established, its dense growth makes it much harder for weeds to establish. Of course, occasionally weeds can develop in EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA, and if in the unlikely event this occurs, please follow our maintenance guide.

Salt Tolerance
EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA has excellent salt tolerance. It thrives near the coast and is good at tolerating salt spray.

Less Thatch, Less Scalping
EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA is known for its ability to create a dense sward without major thatch problems. EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA has less thatch and less scalping than any other zoysia.
EMPIRE™ Zoysia Turf in Moderate Shade Conditions

Disease & Pest Tolerance
EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA is very resistant to turf diseases and pests and will generally not show symptoms of most common disease and pest problems that plague other turf varieties. It is especially resistant to lawn grubs that cause big problems to many other lawn types. NOTE: Empire is more lawn grub resistant than other turf types, but this does not mean it is immune to lawn grub. If symptoms similar to lawn grub are present, consult with your lawn care professional.

Shade Tolerance
EMPIREZOYSIA performs well in full sun, but also will tolerate moderate shade.
Empire is recommended for up to 50% shade in areas with low wear and up to 30% shade in areas with moderate to high wear. If you have more than 50% shade we recommend Palmetto or Sapphire

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Winter Colour Dormant in cold areas
Hot Tolerance Excellent / thrives in hot areas
Cold Tolerance Excellent
Shade Tolerance Moderate to good
Wear Resistance Excellent
Salt Tolerance Excellent / thrives near coastal areas
Mowing Height 25mm to 50mm
Use Residential and commercial
Drought Tolerance Excellent once established
Pest resistance Excellent lawn grub resistance
Texture Soft, finer than Buffalo

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