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Empire Zoysia Lawn Grass Plugs - 36 plugs (2 trays)

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Our Grass Plugs are a special order item. Due to this, we package our plugs with special attention and have now included a free shipping option to make it more convenient.  Hancock Seed Company thanks you for your business!

Shipping Restrictions: Due to state agricultural regulations on soils We can not ship our Grass Plugs to the following states: Arizona, California, Oregon, Nevada & Washington. Due to shipping time constraints we do not ship any plugs outside USA mainland States. (IE: Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, US Islands) There are no restrictions on seeds shipped to these states.

****Lawn plugs ship every Monday, if order is placed by noon previous Friday****

Empire Zoysia Lawn Grass Plugs
-  Empire Zoysia lawn grass plugs are a popular way to establish a hybrid Zoysia lawn grass variety without the high price of sod. Empire Zoysia grass is a warm season lawn and turf grass variety widely adapted to warm climate or tropical climates around the world.  Empire Zoysia grass can be grown farther north into the cooler climates than most other warm season or warm climates grass varieties.  Empire Zoysia lawn plugs have been successfully grown into a lawn as far north as Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Virgina and New York.

Emipre Zoysia Characteristics


  • Blue green color & medium to fine texture
  • Can be mowed close for carpet like appearance
  • Grows in full sun and tolerates partial shade in Southern states
  • Excellent strength and wearability
  • Dense growth out competes weeds
  • Underground rhizome roots give good drought tolerance
  • Goes dormant in drought and greens up with moisture
  • Performs well in all soil types from sand to clay
  • Excellent for residential, commercial and park lawns

When you're seeking a thick blanket of deep green to make a striking appearance in your yard, you'll appreciate the superior performance and beauty of Empire Zoysia. Discovered in Brazil, amid the lush, tropical foliage, there's no wonder Empire thrives in both hot and humid as well as desert areas. You might not expect turf grass this strong to also be soft, but Empire beckons you to take barefoot walks across its plush carpet of densely packed blades. Especially created for family outings and backyard picnics, Empire welcomes a variety of activities without taking extensive wear and tear.

Tight blade growth also contributes to the depth of color found in Empire Zoysia. With its wide blades and luscious dark green hue that lasts through much of the winter, it's truly a turf grass that will make your neighbors jealous. You'll also enjoy greatly enhanced curb appeal for your home.

Empire Zoysia is one of the few grasses rated to perform well in all zones. As hardy as it is attractive, Empire has a deep, thick root structure, and is more drought tolerant than most varieties of Zoysia once established. In addition, slow growth plus natural chinch bug and chemical resistance means your lawn will require less maintenance, mowing, and watering than with other types of warm season grass.

Durable enough for professional use, too, Empire is a favorite of homeowners as well as golf courses, theme parks, master planned communities, office complexes, and more.

Spring & Summer Maintenance
Watering: 1 inch per week, daytime watering, do not water too much
Mowing: 1 to 2 inches every 7-10 days (rotary style mower)
Fertilizer: 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. 16-04-08 (after last chance of frost in the spring)

Fall & Winter Maintenance
Watering: 1 inch per week, daytime watering, do not water too much
Mowing: 1 to 2 inches every 10-14 days (rotary style mower)
Fertilizer: 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. 10-10-10

Determining the size of your area
Determine the square footage your area by measuring length x width (10x10 = 100 sq. ft.)

How many grass plugs do I need?
1 order contains 36 3" x 3" grass plugs
1 order or 36 plugs will cover 64 sq. ft. at 12 inch spacing (15" center to center)
1 order or 36 plugs will cover 80 sq. ft. at 15 inch spacing (18" center to center)
1 order or 36 plugs will cover 112 sq. ft. at 18 inch spacing (21' center to center)
*Spacing of plugs should be 12" (edge to edge) for best results.
*Divide the total square footage by 64, 80 or 112 sq. ft. to determine the number of orders you will need.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Plugging
Seeding, sodding or plugging

Lawn Plug Planting Guide
Reference guide to spacing and planting lawn grass plugs.

Shipping:  Plug Orders will be shipped on MONDAY for orders placed the previous week.  Please place your order before 11:00 am on Friday to insure your order will be shipped on Monday.

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