Mar 21, 2008 11:31 am
I just wanted to find out some information if anyone knows it.
We are about to have our lawn installed.
After reading info here and online I have asked for Empire Zoysia but the guy at the nursery had not heard of it (thats a worry) but he was going to look into it for us.
Well I went to the nursery yesterday to pick out the plants for the yard and talked to someone else as the guy that came to our house wasnt there. When I talked about the lawn he started talking about Sir Walter lawn and telling me its the same stuff. I didnt think this was right so thought I would ask here and see if someone else who is more in the know would be able to tell me.
It could just be this guy was thinking of a different house and was not taking about ours at all as he had not looked at our file or anything but I wanted to have the info incase I needed to bring it up, next week.
Thanks for any help.
also any info on any work I need to do before hand to make it grow better would be great.
Re: Type of Lawn2
Mar 21, 2008 4:39 pm
Hi! Not many people have heard of Empire Zoiysia except a few in the know. Sir Walter Buffalo IS NOT the same grass! It is a very broad leaf that uses around 50% more water than EZ.
They have been recommending it on the Garden Gurus tv show.
PM Fu Manchu - he's posted a few times in the Landscape section - he's in Perth and another Zoiysia fan!
After 4 years - we're in!
Re: Type of Lawn4
Apr 03, 2008 6:20 pm
I'm rather curious...
In the Empire Turf website, the only VIC grower is Lilydale Instant Lawn...but when you go into their website, they do not mention anything about Empire Zoysia or anything similar?? Or am I missing something here?
Re: Type of Lawn5
Apr 03, 2008 7:10 pm
We got our lawn today and it looks amazing. They did end up getting us the right stuff so I was very happy with that.
I think it looks heaps better that the bufflow lawn we had at our old rental thats for sure.
Re: Type of Lawn6
Apr 03, 2008 9:45 pm
Jazz you may have to call them. Often a grower may drop a variety of plant (turf) because the costs of using the patented logos (which must be used) might become prohibitive to their business even when it is a good product. or perhapes trading terms between them and the patent owner may no longer be current. The info on the web site may also be out of date. I would imagine there is more than one grower in Vic of Empress or Empire Zoysia.
Re: Type of Lawn7
Apr 03, 2008 10:11 pm
If you have 10 or 15 mins and a hot cup of tea at hand, this PDF link provides some very comprehensive info of turf varieties. mostly to do with maintainance, it touches on seasonal colour but doesn't experiment with water usage.
It is very good...
I have seen contrary (maybe due to the wonderful South West climate) to what they have documented with some of the varieties but solid info regardless.
Re: Type of Lawn8
Oct 23, 2008 1:28 pm
The link is now:
http://www.ozbreed.com.au/research-pape ... rials.html
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