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Empire Zoysia

$17.00 per m2

Empire Zoysia has a reputation for being one of the most drought-tolerant, water-efficient turf varieties available in Australia. Zoysia turf is a soft, easy-to-manage lawn that grows Australia-wide and features a fine leaf with strong wear tolerance, making it ideal for homes virtually anywhere from Darwin to Hobart and Sydney to Perth. Two of its prominent features include its good, strong green colour throughout autumn and winter and its minimal maintenance year-round in terms of mowing, watering and fertilising. (minimum total order quantity of 30 m2)

  • Extremely high drought tolerance
  • Very low maintenance - less mowing, fertiliser and water
  • High wear tolerance
  • High salt tolerance
  • Eye-catching dark green colour
  • Fine-medium leaf that is soft to touch and underfoot
  • High salt tolerance
  • Produces low seed head (common irritant to people with allergies)


  • Eye-catching dark green colour
  • Soft to the touch and underfoot
  • Fine-medium leaf
  • Early spring green-up (where dormant in cooler climates)


  • Medium shade tolerance
  • Very low maintenance
  • Less mowing
  • High wear tolerance
  • High salt tolerance
  • Good resistance to insects and diseases
  • Produces low seed head (common irritant to people with allergies)

Climatic performance

  • Very high drought tolerance
  • Performs in heat and humidity
  • Medium cold tolerance
  • Grows in most parts of Australia

Environmental benefits

  • Low water usage
  • Reduced fertiliser requirements
  • Reduced insecticide, herbicide and fungicide requirements

EMPIRE™ Zoysia is easy growing and adaptable. It’s 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, therefore EMPIRE™ can handle heat and humidity as well as sub-zero temperatures.

Requiring less mowing, fertiliser and weeding than other grass types, EMPIRE™ Zoysia has earnt 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.


  • Cut to 2cm-5cm in sun, or 5cm-7cm in shade – lower cuts will resemble a Couch lawn, higher cuts will resemble a Fescue lawn with longer leaf blades
  • Mow every 2 weeks in warmer months, and every 3-8 weeks in colder months
  • Fertiliser is recommended twice a year, with an additional application if the lawn is subject to high levels of wear and tear

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.

Remember, infrequent deep watering of your lawn promotes a healthy lawn and a strong deep-rooted system. Watering time is best in the early morning.

Lawn Install Tips

To assist you in correctly laying your turf so that it flourishes well into the future, read through our helpful hints on how to prepare soil, lay turf and maintain your new lawn.