Empire Zoysia

Empire Zoysia is one of the most popular Atlanta sod options because of its versatility. It is very easy to take care of as it requires very little maintenance.

While thorough watering is necessary when your Empire Zoysia is just getting acclimated, once established watering is only necessary when dehydration is visible. In fact, overwatering can lead to excessive growth, disease and root rot. Empire Zoysia is also very resistant to pests and weeds. As a soft, beautiful grass that is resistant to pests and diseases, it's one of the most popular sod selections in Atlanta.

Hot Weather ToleranceTolerates high heat and humidity well
Shade ToleranceGood
Wear ResistanceVery Good
Salt ToleranceVery Good
Injury RecoveryVery Good
Winter ColorDormant
Mowing Height1-2 inches with a standard rotary or reel lawnmower.
Disease, Weed and Insect ResistanceVery resistant to disease and weeds, excellent resistance against insects
WateringWater a total of 1 inch per week. Overwatering can lead to excessive growth and severe damage to the lawn.
FertilizerDo not apply more than 3 lbs. of nitrogen fertilizer per 1,000 feet per year. While nitrogen drives top growth and greening, excessive fertilizing will cause more frequent mowing and diseases.
MowingCut grass down to a height of 1 to 2 inches using a standard rotary or reel lawnmower.