First developed in Brazil and requiring less maintenance than other warm season grasses, Empire Zoysia is prized for its tight, dense growth patterns and fine blade structure (COARSE BLADED ZOYSIA) that create a soft, luxuriant look and feel. Empire grows in many types of soil, and, although it thrives in tropical and sub-tropical climates, it is also relatively cold hardy. This grass is naturally resistant to chinch bugs, and, with its deep root systems, it is quite drought resistant – even more so than many other Zoysias. Empire achieves a lush green look early and maintains it late into the growing season. It is suitable for residential applications, and for golf courses, parks, community green spaces and commercial environments like office complexes and retail centers. Low maintenance, high durability. Tight, dense growth pattern. Fine blade structure with soft look and feel. Grows in many soil types. Thrives in warm weather zones, but also relatively cold hardy. Highly drought resistant. Naturally chinch bug resistant. Greens up early and stays green late.