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.
Why is a Empire Zoysia™ Lawn so Good?
Good Winter Colour
EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA has good winter colour when compared to other more common turf.
Sapphire Buffalo Grass has rapid growth across the ground. This high performance allows it to cope well with high traffic situations. In extra high wear areas it is recommended that you fertilise and water more than normal.
Best Looking Buffalo Lawn
Due to its fine texture, and the nice way the leaf sits, a Sapphire Buffalo Lawn looks superb. When Sapphire Buffalo Grass is mature its leaf tends to fold back giving a much finer appearance.
Sun and Shade
Sapphire is the number one Buffalo in shade. This has been based on averages gathered from the Horticultural Australia and Department of Primary Industries trial data. Click here for more information.
Sapphire Buffalo Grass is proving to be less spongy than other buffalo varieties.
Great Winter Colour
It takes quite a few frosts to send a Sapphire Buffalo Lawn off colour. The image at the left shows a Sapphire Buffalo Lawn with a heavy frost covering and the colour is still excellent.
Drought Tough Buffalo Grass
A Sapphire Buffalo Lawn has a very deep root system, which means it can hang on looking great with less frequent watering. In normal soils on the East Coast of Australia, a Sapphire Buffalo Lawn should only need watering in the warmer months, and in general once every few weeks should be enough, except in severe heat and drought conditions.
Less seed head, low allergetic
In data from the DPI and HAL research, from a site located at Richmond, NSW, Sapphire had on average far less seed head over a 12 month monitoring period compared to the average of other Buffalos. In fact, after summarising the research data we found Sapphire had a 39% lower seed head score compared to the averages of other Buffalos.
At average salt water pool levels, Sapphire was one of the best performing grasses in Department of Primary Industries Research.
Less seed head, low allergetic
In data from the DPI and HAL research, from a site located at Richmond, NSW, Sapphirehad on average far less seed head over a 12 month monitoring period compared to the average of other Buffalos. In fact, after summarising the research data we found Sapphire had a 39% lower seed head score compared to the averages of other Buffalos.
Just touch it, feel it, and look at it.
You will be impressed with a Sapphire Buffalo Lawn.
Blade LengthDark Green
|Winter Colour||Dormant in cold areas|
|Hot Tolerance||Excellent / thrives in hot areas|
|Shade Tolerance||Moderate to good|
|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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