Empire™ Zoysia 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™ Zoysia is good in the shade and keeps a good winter colour and it can generally out compete the weeds once established. EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA generally requires less watering & less mowing than any other commercially grown lawn in Australia.
Empire™ turf needing half the mowing of Kikuyu and half the mowing of Couch. This cuts costs dramatically if you are hiring a mowing contractor, paying staff or doing it yourself. It also reduces carbon emissions from mowers. Empire™ turf also requires less edging than Couch, Kikuyu and Buffalo. It is the safer choice around gardens. In fact, Kikuyu and Couch need 10 times more edging.
In the largest drought study on turf in the world, of all the varieties available in Australia only a few Couch varieties and Empire™ Zoysia were approved as drought tolerant enough. No Buffalo types in Australia made it.
Empire™ Zoysia is the best turf for strengthening soil which means it’s a safer choice for steep slopes and retaining wall areas. Empire™ Zoysia strengthens the soil significantly.
Zoysia is resistant to Army Worm and Web Worm. It is also less damaged by Black Beetle. Mealy bug, as with some other turf types, has caused some problems, but it is easily fixed and mainly causes problems in the more humid areas of Australia.