Empire Zoysia Turf Perth
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Low maintenance lawn
Empire Zoysia is a premium low maintenance, water efficient turf with lots of visual appeal. It thrives in our warmer climate and once established is durable and versatile.
Locally grown Instant Turf
- Medium leaf
- Dark green colour
- Low maintenance
- Non invasive
- Low irritant
Find out if Empire Zoysia is the right Turf for your Perth Property
|Excellent||Very Good||Good||Once Established|
|Water Consumption||✔||A deep rooting variety that survives on two deep applications of water.|
|Shade Tolerance||✔||Will tolerate up to 40% shade.|
|Wear Tolerance||✔||Tolerates medium pedestrian traffic, including sports and large dogs. Slow to repair.|
|Mowing||✔||Very low frequency, reel or rotary mower. Very forgiving if neglected.|
|Fertilising||✔||Small amounts every 12 weeks will keep it green all year.|
|Invasiveness||✔||Requires garden kerbing then is easily contained using an edger or whipper snipper.|
Guide on How to Establish Empire Zoysia in your Perth Lawn
When establishing a new lawn, people often overlook the importance of a good quality soil. The right soil will give your lawn the best possible start and help to prevent nutrient deficiencies and water problems.
A great soil additive product we recommend using is Bentonite Clay. Bentonite is a natural clay product with no added chemicals, it provides long term benefits for water and fertiliser efficiency which saves you money and time. To have the best outcome Bentonite needs to be incorporated into your soil with organic matter like Humus.
Empire Zoysia has a reasonably slow growth rate and can take up to 12 months to fully establish. We recommend fertilising with Eco-Growth NPK Red every 6-8 weeks after installing for a period of 12 months.
Once established this is a hardy lawn, however this may take several months and traffic should be kept to a minimum during this time.
During the first 2 years of this turf being rolled out it requires more specific fertilising. We recommend Eco Prime NPK Red fertiliser because of the even ratio of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous. Phosphorus is vital in root growth of new turf and will aid in quicker establishment. Zoysia doesn’t tolerate frost particularly well, however you can combat this by setting your reticulation to come on just before sun up for a minute or two.
A reel mower will give your grass a much cleaner cut and a professional look, however using a rotary mower will also keep it tidy. Cut at regular intervals so it doesn’t get too long and this will avoid scalping which can place the turf under stress.
Keep your blades sharp and never cut more than one third of the leaf at a time.
All grasses produce seed head and in Empire Zoysia it is purple. To reduce the appearance of seeding ensure that you mow regularly.
All lawns produce thatch as this is a natural by-product of healthy growth. Thatch will prevent water and nutrients from getting to the roots where they are needed. This can be removed through Verti-mowing and should be done at least once a year.
Please note that Empire Zoysia can take up to one year to establish and will require a regular application of fertiliser during this time.
For establishing or repairing of turf, the application should be 10kg per 50m2 of Eco-Prime NPK Red
For optimum health of your lawn it is recommended to fertilise at a maintenance rate of 10kg per 100m2 every 6-8 weeks for 12 months after installation and every 12 weeks there after.
Remember, always water thoroughly to activate the fertiliser and prevent any possible leaf burn.
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We’re the only turf farm in Perth, WA that takes the care to refrigerate your order. Our refrigerated storage also allows us to store additional turf for customer convenience. This way the turf stays at a perfect temperature keeping it lush and green, ready to take root in its new home. All ordered turf is still cut fresh to order and delivered within 24 hours.
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