What is Empire Zoysia (Zoysia Japonica) ?
Empire Zoysia was discovered in Brazil, and unlike other Zoysia varieties, has proven its ability to thrive in hot and humid conditions. It performs well in sandy and clay soil types, is very water efficient and requires less maintenance and mowing than other grass varieties.
Look, Feel & Texture
It is a soft and durable turf, which makes it a great choice if you have children. It also makes for the perfect landscape grass.
Empire Zoysia is known for its eye catching dark green colour, which has excellent colour retention when compared to other turf varieties. It is a particular standout during autumn and winter throughout South East Queensland due to its ability to withstand the mild seasonal changes.
Heat, Shade & Wear Tolerant
Empire Zoysia is a very tolerant species which makes it suitable for moderately shaded and heat damage prone areas. It also recovers well from any damage or stress that it make incur.
Drought, Heat & Salt Tolerant
Once it has established itself, this turf is one of the most drought resistant and tolerant turf varieties within Queensland and particularly on the Sunshine Coast. Its unique deep roots make it adaptable to hotter climates and coastal regions due to a high salt tolerance. It grows well in clay and sandy soil areas, and thrives in extreme heat conditions.
Empire Zoysia has been labelled the easy grass because of its low maintenance. Australian research has shown that Empire Zoysia requires less mowing than other turf varieties. It competes well against weeds and can handle extreme conditions with very little watering.