Empire™ Zoysia is easy growing and adaptable. It’ well-suited to Australian conditions, from Darwin to Tasmania, and from Sydney to Perth.
Empire™ performs well in all soil types, including clay and sandy soils. The deep root and underground runner system allows it to endure extreme climates – Empire™ handles heat and humidity as well as sub-zero temperatures.
Requiring less mowing, fertiliser and weeding than other grass types, Empire™ Zoysia has learnt its title as “the low maintenance lawn”.
Empire™ is an efficient water user and highly drought tolerant. It’s an ideal choice for areas with low rainfall or council water restrictions.
Scientific Name: Zoysia japonica
Cut to 2.5cm-6cm.
Mow 7-10 days in the warmer months, depending on the frequency of fertiliser.
For faster-growing lawn or to increase wear tolerance, simply fertilise more frequently.
Empire™ Zoysia is highly drought tolerant once established - but, like all plants, needs water. Requirements will vary depending on environmental factors. Be aware of a drying climate and water your lawn accordingly.
|Shade Tolerance – low wear||50%|
|Shade Tolerance – high wear||30%|
|Maintenance Levels||Very Low|
|Seed Head Levels||Low|
|Where it works best||QLD, NSW, VIC, WA, SA|
Eye-catching dark green colour
Soft to the touch and underfoot
Fine, tight leaf blade growth
Fine-medium leaf blade (5-7mm), well proportioned to smaller-sized yards
Good to moderate autumn/winter colour
Early spring green up (where dormant in cooler climates)
Grows in clay and sandy soil types
Durable and robust
Rapid injury recovery
Good resistance to insects and diseases
Moderate-good shade tolerance
Thrives in extreme heat and humidity
Low water usage
Reduced fertiliser requirements
Reduced insecticide, herbicide and fungicide requirements