Find out what lawn environment Empire Zoysia is great for!
Empire is a dense growing, medium-width zoysia that loves sun, spreads politely but not too aggressively, and looks like a short fescue. Its dense root system, like that of other zoysias, makes it difficult for weeds to germinate through the established root zone. Sodding is the preferred installation method.
Medium/Wide Blade resembling short Fescue
Sun-loving (5-6 hours minimum required)
Mow every 7-10 days at 1-2″
Pretty blue-green color
Repairs itself with runners at a medium rate of speed
Dense roots choke out weeds well once the sod is established
Thick, barefoot lawn feel
Installations of Empire Zoysia
Empire is an ideal lawn for a sunny yard that gets light to medium traffic (dogs, kids, etc.). Maintenance gets easier each year as the roots knit together and make it more difficult for weeds to push through. It will go dormant in the winter with a pretty golden color. Here’s a Maintenance Calendar for Zoysia.