EMPIRE Turf is a Zoysia grass that elevates the standards and expectations of golf, commercial and sports field customers. EMPIRE Zoysia combines soft-to-the-touch feel with lush green color and fine, tight blade growth. Visually, EMPIRE is a very attractive turfgrass for residential landscapes. Customers also appreciate its maintenance advantages. This turfgrass accommodates a variety of activities without suffering extensive wear and tear. EMPIRE was discovered in Brazil and thrives in hot, humid conditions, and performs well in all soil types. EMPIRE also shows good drought tolerance once established. EMPIRE can be mowed with a standard rotary mower. It’s superior dark green color, fine texture, and open growth habit, makes this cultivar excellent for golf courses or commercial lawns as well as for sports parks.

Empire Turf Characteristics


  • Uses: Golf, Commercial, Sports/Parks, Home
  • Color: Blue-Green
  • Blade Width: 5-7 mm
  • Feel: Very Soft
  • Fall Color Retention: Very Good
  • Spring Greenup: Very Good


  • Soils: Sand, Clay
  • Growth: Rhizomes/Stolons
  • Wear: Very Good
  • Injury Recovery: Very Good
  • Insects: Excellent
  • Diseases: Very Good


  • Heat: Excellent
  • Cold: Very Good
  • Shade: Good
  • Drought: Very Good
  • Salt: Good


  • Mower: Standard Rotary/Reel
  • Height: 1-2″
  • Weed Control: Very Good

Empire Turf

EMPIRE Zoysia is a premier turf grass for golf fairways and roughs. It offers aggressive growth, a dark green color, and lower nitrogen requirements. Read below for more information contact us for even more information. G to Z Turf Services is always willing to answer any questions you may have about using Empire Turf for your next renovation or new construction project.