08 Dec Empire Turf vs. Centipede | Sod Solutions
EMPIRE Turf Zoysiagrass vs. Centipede
EMPIRE Turf® Zoysiagrass really does enable you to ‘elevate your expectations.’ If you’ve previously settled on centipedegrass, you have simply accepted a far inferior natural surface. EMPIRE is The Proven Zoysia Grass® that has established a new standard. Its hardiness, texture and year-round color put EMPIRE in a class all its own.
Empire Zoysia grass has been engineered and grown to suit homeowners needs and commercial applications alike. You’ll find EMPIRE Turf underfoot at many of the most respected major golf courses as well as some of the most attractive homes throughout the South. Its thick, bouncy texture mimics carpeting. The fact that it is weed resistant and requires relatively little water and fertilization to grow thick, lush and green adds to its already incredible appeal.
Empire Turf vs. Centipede
There is simply no comparison between EMPIRE Turf Zoysiagrass and centipede grass. Centipede, with its weed-like features, browns up badly in the fall season. It is scratchy to the touch and unappealing to the eyes. EMPIRE, on the other hand, holds its color longer than centipede during this time. When EMPIRE goes dormant, it has a much more pleasing dormancy color than that of centipede. EMPIRE’s lush texture welcomes your bare feet and calls out for family play time. However, centipede colors up quicker than EMPIRE in the spring as it comes out of dormancy.
Pictured above from left to right: EMPIRE Turf Zoysiagrass and centipedegrass in the fall.
Pictured above: EMPIRE Turf Zoysiagrass on a homeowner lawn on in the fall.
EMPIRE Turf’s appeal to discerning golf course superintendents is well documented. EMPIRE Turf is one of the best low-maintenance sod products available today. The grass thrives on one inch of rain or irrigation a week and tolerates drought conditions surprisingly well. It resists both disease and attacks from fungus and insects. Empire welcomes heavy traffic and flourishes when cut to one to two inches with either a standard rotary or reel mower. Perfect for sun or shade, EMPIRE Turf® Zoysiagrass provides golf courses and homeowners alike with a richly colored, thick, soft-leafed alternative.
If you are one of the many impressed homeowners with EMPIRE Turf Zoysiagrass yard at home, be sure to also give your EMPIRE the proper fertilization it needs to keep it thriving all year long with the LawnifiTM liquid fertilizer program. Check out the Annual Subscription below for more details.
For more information on EMPIRE Turf Zoysiagrass, be sure to check out the following related articles: Mowing EMPIRE Turf Zoysiagrass with a Rotary Mower, EMPIRE Turf Zoysia Breeder Profile, EMPIRE Turf Zoysia Challenge: Quiz and Prize and First Mow of the Spring for EMPIRE.
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