Get your EMPIRE Turf zoysia lawn ready for Spring and Summer. This video will guide you through some simple care instructions for getting your EMPIRE lawn looking its best.
Step 1 – MOW LOW. For the first mowing of the year, scalp the lawn with the mower and bag the clippings.
Step 2 – Apply Fertilizer. We recommend a 1-0-1 ratio. (eg…(15-0-15))
Step 3 – Apply Pre-emergent herbicide to prevent summer weeds. You can buy it already mixed in with fertilizer.
Step 4 – To prevent Billbugs and other insect pests, put down a broad spectrum insecticide containing bifenthrin. Make sure to water any granular insecticides into the lawn.
Step 5 – EMPIRE Turf needs about 3/4 of an inch of water per week from either natural rainfall or inground irrigation. Overwatering can lead to fungus outbreaks. If needed, put down a systemic fungicide with an active ingredient.