EMPIRE Turf Grass Charateristics & Information

EMPIRE™ Turf Grass Characteristics & Info

EMPIRE turf is probably the hardest lawn in the world to wear out. Almost indestructible rolls or slabs…



Zoysia japonica ‘SS500’  


  • Eye catching dark green colour
  • Luxurious soft-to-the-touch feel
  • Fine, tight leaf blade growth
  • Great autumn / winter colour
  • Early spring green up (if dormant)
  • Small leaf blade (5-7mm). Well proportioned to shrinking lot sizes


  • Grows in clay and sandy soil types
  • Durable and robust
  • Vigorous re-growth from underground rhizomes
  • Rapid injury recovery
  • Good resistance to insects and diseases (especially lawn grub)
  • Moderate to good shade tolerance


  • Grows Australia wide
  • Thrives in extreme heat and humidity
  • Excellent cold hardiness
  • Drought tolerant due to deep root system


  • Low water use due to deep root system
  • Reduced fertiliser requirements
  • Less insecticide, herbicide and fungicide usage


  • Cut between 25mm and 50mm every 7 to 21 days in the warmer months, depending on frequency of fertiliser
  • Requires less fertiliser than other lawns
  • Easy weed control, as EMPIRE™ is good at out competing weeds, and is tolerant to common herbicides


EMPIRE™ Zoysia Turf Just Keeps Looking Good

“EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA Turf– It just keeps looking good”

Probably the hardest lawn in the world to wear out. Only the better Buffalo varieties have more shade tolerance. Almost indestructible rolls or slabs. With such little mowing required, it is the ideal lawn for slopes.

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