Regional Information Queensland

If treated like this, Empire will stay evergreen in many Queensland regions. In some colder regions like Roma or under specialised conditions, Empire may still lose colour in Winter.

Fertilise in mid-April and again in mid-June with slow release fertiliser applications at a heavy rate. Empire needs less fertiliser than all other turf types, so all other fertisiing other than Autumn and winter fertiliser is optional. Fertilise in Early September with a moderate rate of slow release fertiliser, or a heavy rate of organic type fertiliser if you desire a super dark green colour. Empire does not need fertiliser in summer; however it may be worth considering further optional applications under extreme circumstances. If your lawn receives very heavy where from dogs or kids, or you want a dark green lawn all summer and do not mind mowing more, you can optionally fertilise again in Mid-November, and at the end of February with moderate rates of slow release fertiliser. THE MOST IMPORTANT FERTILISER TIME IS AUTUMN AND WINTER. The benefit of fertilising just in autumn and Winter only is far less mowing. Empire is very happy with just these two applications every year.

Fertilised well in Autumn and winter and shortly mown, results in Empire having much better winter colour. Longer Empire tends to brown off more on the tips. So for more frost effected regions the best option is to mow short from around the 10th of March. Keep it like that till mid-September. Then you can let it grow a little longer. If you have shade, or prefer the lawn a little longer, the other option is to fertilise as advised, and if in the middle of Winter the tips brown off, simply mow very lightly removing the burnt tips In regions that get only a small number of light frosts, the tips will not brown. For example, in most parts of Brisbane, or the Gold Coast, or Sunshine Coast it will not tip burn. In Ipswich or Toowoomba specialised mowing like this will be needed to keep it evergreen.

Note; Other factors can make any lawn brown off, but if this recipe is followed, an evergreen Lawn will usually result.

"EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA Turf – It just keeps looking good."

Queensland Suppliers

Grower Phone Fax Email
Active Turf

Waterford, QLD 4133
0413 949 841 No fax
Albert Valley Turf Pty Ltd

50-60 Karen Court
Tamborine QLD 4270
07 5546 4154 No Fax
All About Turf

17 Billabirra Crescent,
Nerang QLD 4211
0412 354 032 07 5527 2857
Allenview Turf

286 Brookland Rd,
Allenview 4285
07 5543 2921 07 5543 2946
Arcadia Turf

PO Box 175
MORAYFIELD 4506
07 5497 4090 No fax No email
Australian Lawn Concepts

PO Box 115
CANUNGRA 4275
07 5543 0095 07 5543 0127

Brisbane Turf Traders

PO Box 1504
KENMORE QLD 4069

1300 192 290 07 3202 7339
Cleveland Turf Supplies

PO Box1277
Cleveland 4163
07 38217004 07 34880082
Bendle's Mooloolah Valley Turf

194 Mooloolah Connection Rd
GLENVIEW 4553
07 5494 7582 07 5494 5253
Dirty Digger Contracting

43 Carl Heck Blvd
WINDAROO 4207
0416 110 971 No fax
Garden & Beyond

From Sunshine Coast
to Brisbane
07 5448 6448 No fax
Glenview Turf

21 Ballantyne Crt
GLENVIEW 4553
07 5494 5616 No Fax
Golden Finch Lawns

Brisbane Valley
0419 029 969 07 5426 4522
Go Turf

Emerald, Rockhampton,
Bundaberg, Hervey Bay,
Gympie, Brisbane,
Towoomba, Chinchilla, Dalby
1300 781 175 07 5496 0514
Greenstock Nurseries

32 Wesley Rd
GRIFFIN 4503
07 3204 4522 07 5498 3225
Hancey's Turf
Sunshine Coast to Brisbane

PO Box 992
Kawana 4575
1800 133 064 07 5493 4352
North Queensland Lawns

PO Box 1147
MAREEBA 4880
07 4093 2623 07 4093 2624
Paramount Turf

13 Barellan Street
Cranbrook 4814
0409 060 918 07 4728 3536
Placid Hills Turf Supplies

27 Lowes Rd
GATTON 4343
07 5462 4045 07 5462 4860

Rosemount Turf

299 Upper Rosemount Rd
Rosemount QLD 4560
07 5448 6398 07 5448 6397
Suncoast Turf Supplies

68 Laxton Road
Palmview QLD 4553
07 5492 9338 No Fax
Tinamba Turf Co.

366 Wesley Road
BEAUDESERT 4285
07 5548 9999 07 5543 1399
Turfbiz

WIVENHOE POCKET
07 5427 0888 07 5427 0222
Turf Central

137 Dunrock Road
CHELONA, MACKEY, QLD 4740
07 4959 5009 No Fax
Walkers Turf Supplies

Supplies South East QLD
0411 232 973 07 3833 6818

Warner Garden Centre

117 Ira Buckby Road
Warner QLD 4500

07 3882 3073 07 3882 3846 No email