Why Is EMPIRE™ Zoysia Turf So Good?

The Perfect Landscape Grass - Good Winter Colour - Tough and Hardwearing - Drought Tolerant - Less Mowing
Out Competes Weeds - Salt Tolerant - Less Thatch & Scalping - Disease & Pest Tolerant - Shade tolerant
Why Is Empire Zoysia Turf So Good

EMPIRE™ Turf has been given the nick name E.Z. Grass...
(pronounced 'easy' grass)

E.Z. to keep looking good
  • Tolerates extreme wear
  • Low thatching
  • Less scalping
  • Good in moderate shade
  • Good winter colour
  • Relatively finer leaf
E.Z. to look after
  • Competes well with weeds & buffalo
  • Requires less mowing than any other commercially grown lawn in Australia
  • Water efficient to the extreme
  • Nothing can look so good with such little water
  • Lawn Grub resistant
E.Z. to Install
  • The strongest and best turf rolls or slabs you will ever see
E.Z. to grow
  • Farmers love growing it and you will too
  • Perfect for coastal areas
Water Wise
  • Zoysia's are known to be amongst the most drought tolerant lawns around
  • EMPIRE™ is proving to be even more water efficient than other Zoysia types
Zoysia Turf

"EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA – It just keeps looking good"

EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA is a versatile, adaptable lawn, well suited to Australian conditions. EMPIRE has performed well in both sandy and clay soil types, with aggressive growth from its runners and rhizomes. It can be mown with a standard rotary mower due to its ideal leaf width and open growth habit.


This hard wearing, versatile turf grass thrives in all climatic regions of Australia, from Darwin to Tasmania, from Sydney to Perth, and would even survive in places where the temperature drops to 20 degrees below 0.

The perfect landscape grass

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				Home Lawns

Tough, easy to look after, and looks great, is soft to touch. With such little mowing required, it is the ideal lawn for slopes.
EMPIRE Turf is ideal for Home Lawn, Roadsides, Amenity areas, Sports and more.
EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA is the only grass in Australia that is hard wearing, yet low maintenance. Its deep root and rhizome system gives it unmatched toughness. If you want it to grow fast fertilise it, however if you want a slow growing, less mowing lawn that still wears well, lay off the fertilizer. With EMPIRE you have a choice, fast or slow. For most situations, yearly fertilising should be sufficient, but for higher wear areas fertilise more.

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Good Winter Colour
EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA has good winter colour when compared to other more common turf.
See our recipe to keep Empire Turf green all year round in QLD, NSW, VIC and SA.

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.

Why is Empire Zoysia more drought tolerant? Click here to read about the mechanisms that allow Empire to better survive drought.

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.

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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 ConditionsDisease & 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 (see research). 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
EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA 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 (see above image)

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"EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA – It just keeps looking good"