EMPIRE Turf® is a revolutionary medium-bladed, dark green zoysiagrass. It 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 is the perfect choice for southern home lawns. EMPIRE is The Proven Zoysia grass, thriving in areas where others are not well adapted.