Empire Zoysia Turf (Zoysia Japonica SS500)
Albert Valley Turf grows Empire Zoysia at our farm at Tamborine. Empire Zoysia has become one of the most popular lawn turf varieties Australia wide for excellent properties and its highly desirable look. Zoysia grows quickly across the ground for better wear tolerance but grows slowly vertically limiting the amount of mowing required immensley. Resercher’s have found Empire Zoysia needs one third to half the mowing requirements compared to Kikuyu and Couch grasses. It also requires less edging and is a safer choice for steep slopes and retaining walls as its deep root system strengthens the soil significantly. Empire Zoysia has a huge rhizomes system which make the strongest and easy to handle turf slabs as well as providing unmatched survivability. It has a medium size leaf blade, which rolls up on itself under dry conditions, exposing less leaf surface when in contact with dry air. This is all part of its drought tolerant mechanism which make it a perfect lawn variety to have in South-East Queensland during warm humid conditions. Another great quality is it’s resistance to Army Worm and Web Worm which are types of lawn grub that can severely damage your lawn if left untreated. It also has the ability to out-compete weeds as well as resist certain weed types making Empire Zoysia a fantastic lawn to choose if you are looking to do minimal maintanance.
Empire Zoysia has the following qualities:
- Luxurious finer leaf
- Soft and non scratchy
- Weed, pest and disease resistant
- Tough and hard wearing
- Can tolerate shade up to 40%, needs 5 hours sunlight per day
- Excellent salt tolerance it thrives near the coast and is good at tolerating salt spray.
- Suitable for sandy or clay soils
- Low mowing
- Low thatch
- Less scalping
- Less fertiliser and chemicals required
Empire Zoysia is soft to the touch and maintains a deep, green colour in every season. It is suited to residential, commercial, roadside and amenities areas and will tolerate full sun and between 50% to 30% wear, depending on traffic. It is also drought and cold tolerant.
Do you want to know more about Albert Valley Turf’s supply, delivery and turf laying services? Please contact us today.