EMPIRE® Zoysia is a revolutionary medium-bladed, dark green zoysia grass that is easy to maintain, soft, and beautiful. This product is a 400 sq. ft pallet of EMPIRE® sod.
It features excellent wear tolerance, requires less mowing and chemical applications, and is chinch bug resistant. More importantly, EMPIRE® allows the water supply to be shut off in severe periods of drought without the danger of permanently harming the lawn. EMPIRE®…one lawn…many benefits. EMPIRE® is the perfect choice for southern home lawns. Ensure a beautiful, low maintenance lawn when you choose EMPIRE®, the proven zoysia grass that thrives in areas where others are not well adapted
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Product is a 400 square foot pallet of sod. We deliver curbside only. Driver cannot place sod pallets anywhere else.
Mow Height: 2 inches
Water: 1 inch per week (once established)
Fertilize: Late Spring and Early Fall
Installation & Care Guide
Prepare the soil by loosening 4 – 6” deep, removing any debris. Level the
area with topsoil and smooth with a rake. Pre-irrigate the surface the evening before sod installation. It is essential the sod is not installed on a dry surface. Flag sprinkler heads to prevent covering the irrigation
Quick Tip: Gently touch the soil with your hands, if grains of soil
stick to your finger pads, you are good to go!
Lay sods just like bricks, in a stagger pattern. Line the seams next to each
other, creating no gaps. Make sure the pieces are in contact with soil as much as possible. Begin to water right away to start establishment and prevent drying out.
Water is key when it comes to a new lawn.
Installation Day: The ground should feel soggy as you step on it; water, water, water!
First 10-14 Days: Water multiple times a day for short intervals. Depending on the weather, 2 to 6 times a day for 4 to 6 minutes at a
Once Established: 1-2 inches a week. Irrigation is required as often as it takes to avoid stress. Stress means dried out, crunchy or wilted turf. Watering is a site-specific need and varies widely.
At the 14-day mark, your lawn should be rooted and ready for the first mow. Be sure to check by pulling gently on the sod; do not mow if it comes up.
A contact/systemic fungicide application should occur within 24-48 hours
after installation. This will help avoid install stress. After first
application, a follow up application is recommended according to product
Wait a minimum of 14 days after installation before applying any herbicide
to any turf. Assuming you are supplying your new lawn with enough water then
your grass should be rooted down 2 weeks post install.
Wait 30 days to fertilize your yard, you are then able to apply a dry
granular fertilizer according to the label instructions.
At just over a month old your new grass is still
establishing its root system. To expedite the rooting process, apply a dry
granular fertilizer, we recommend Scotts® Southern Turf Builder granular
fertilizer at rates recommended on the instructions on the bag. With more roots
comes better moisture and nutrient transfer throughout the plant and an overall
healthier stand of grass. Establishing a new lawn is a slow process, so be
Product is a 400 square foot pallet of sod. We
deliver curbside only. Driver cannot place sod pallets anywhere else.
Return and Refund Policy
All sales are final. We do not accept returns on sod.
Been working with Bethel for 8 years now. Phenomenal customer service and support. Highly knowledgeable in all things turf.
So appreciated the service from Bethel Farms. They worked with me to deliver it when I need it and the sod was wonderful quality. Thank you so much.
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