Empire Zoysia

Top Choice For Playgrounds & Golf Courses

Empire Zoysia®

Empire Zoysia® is a medium-bladed, dark green zoysia grass that features excellent wear tolerance, requires less mowing and chemical applications and is chinch bug resistant. More importantly, empire Turf allows the water supply to be shut off in severe periods of drought without the danger of permanently harming the lawn. Empire Turf. One lawn. Many benefits.

Empire Zoysia

Characteristics Of Empire Zoysia®

Shade Tolerant

Disease Resistant

Soft To Touch

Wear Tolerant

Injury Recovery

Drought Tolerant

  • Empire Zoysia Full Pallet $300

    Full pallet is 450 square feet

Please note that these prices are for PICK UP ONLY. If you want your sod delivered, there is an additional delivery charge. Call to learn more about that. 

Empire Zoysia


Here are some of our most popular questions regarding Empire Zoysia®. If you don't see an answer to your question below, feel free to contact us. 

Does Empire Zoysia use less water than other grasses?

Empire Zoysia doesn’t use less water than other grasses. What makes it more drought-hardy is that when it stops getting the water it will go into dormancy and not die as other grass varieties can. When the water returns, Empire Zoysia will green back up in a number of days. Empire Zoysia will probably need about 1 inch of water per week in the active growing season either from irrigation or natural rainfall to look good, much less to simply survive.

How well does it handle shade?

Empire Zoysia has a moderate shade tolerance. We usually recommend that it needs 4-5 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight per day. It will require more than that if it only receives filtered sunlight through branches. Like all grasses, EMPIRE needs sunlight to survive and will begin to thin out if it isn’t getting the sunlight that it needs. Other considerations are the number of tree roots beneath the grass and the competition for nutrients.

When will my lawn be ready to mow?

Mow within 10 days of installation and bag clippings for the first few mowings. New installations are often uneven and care should be taken not to “scalp” any high spots.

Our Varieties of Sod Available

Palmetto St. Augustine Sod

St. Augustine

Selected for better color and finer texture. Demonstrates superior shade, cold, frost, heat and drought tolerance.
Celebration Bermuda Grass

Celebration ®
Bermuda Grass

Due to its wear tolerance and recovery, it has become the new standard across the U.S. over the past two decades.
Centipede Grass


Known for its excellent heat tolerance and low maintenance. A favorite of lawn owners interested in minimal upkeep.

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