Empire Zoysia

Empire Zoysia sod is one of the most popular Atlanta sod options, which originated in Brazil and was introduced to the United States as a warm-season grass variety. It gained popularity due to its fine texture, versatility, rich green color, and excellent adaptability.

Empire Zoysia features fine-textured blades, giving lawns a lush and luxurious appearance.It boasts a vibrant, dark green hue that remains consistent throughout the growing season, enhancing the visual appeal of any landscape. One of its standout features is its excellent shade tolerance. It can thrive in areas with partial sunlight, making it suitable for lawns with varying sun exposure. Empire Zoysia is known for its ability to withstand periods of drought, making it a water-efficient choice for regions with occasional water restrictions. It exhibits good resistance to common lawn diseases, reducing the need for extensive maintenance and chemical treatments. This grass variety requires less frequent mowing compared to some other species, making it an attractive option for homeowners seeking a low-maintenance lawn. Empire Zoysia grass has a moderate growth rate, which means it maintains its lush appearance without becoming overly invasive. While it may take some time to establish fully, once rooted, Empire Zoysia sod provides a dense and visually appealing turf. Overall, Empire Zoysia is a well-rounded grass variety that combines aesthetic appeal, durability, and adaptability, making it a top choice for homeowners and landscapers seeking a premium lawn solution. Empire Zoysia requires the lowest maintenance among grass varieties available at Atlanta Sod Farm.

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 Empire Zoysia grass down to a height of 1 to 2 inches using a standard rotary or reel lawnmower.