Sod – Why Empire Zoysia?

The best way to a new enjoyable yard is to install Superior Sod. We can guide you in selecting the correct grass for your environmental conditions.


First of all we have a special announcement. We at SUPERIOR SOD AND GARDEN SUPPLY ( have been privileged to be an Authorized Grower and Dealer by the developers of EMPIRE ZOYSIA.

EMPIRE ZOYSIA has been our grass of choice for years – as it far exceeds the negative issues found with other varieties that are available and promoted in the Wilmington, NC area. These “off” Zoysia varieties include Crown, Zenith, Jamur, and Meyers. It is always important for a potential Zoysia customer to check into the NTEP Trials (National Turf grass Evaluation Program). There are 28 test sites in the United States, and one of them is located at NC State in Raleigh.

EMPIRE ZOYSIA has been rated as the #1 Zoysia variety today.

EMPIRE TURF is a ZOYSIA grass that has truly raised the bar for warm season grasses. EMPIRE sod combines a soft to the touch, with a lush green color and fine, tight blade growth. VIsually, EMPIRE is an extremely attractive turf grass for any landscaping. Homeowners and Property Managers also appreciate it’s many maintenance, environmental, and cost saving advantages.

You might not expect a turf grass as soft as EMPIRE to be strong, but this incredible ZOYSIA grass accommodates a variety of activities without suffering extensive wear and tear. EMPIRE Turf is as hardy as it is attractive, and has a deep, thick root structure that makes it more drought tolerant than other turf grass varieties and including other Zoysia varieties. In addition, EMPIRE’S slower vertical growth and natural chinch bug and chemical resistance’s mean that your lawn will require less maintenance, mowing, and irrigation. An EMPIRE turf lawn that has been naturalized to the local climate requires minimal irrigation to remain healthy and thriving.

Reduced maintenance needs and durability are EMPIRE’S hallmarks. EMPIRE ZOYSIA grass was originally developed in Brazil, and thrives in both harsh tropical climates such as Southern Florida as well as more temperate regions as far north as Pennsylvania. EMPIRE Zoysia turf is one of the few grasses rated to perform well in all Zones, and it can thrive in varying soils and climatic conditions.

For instance, during a hurricane, we usually experience flooding and salt water over wash of properties. The only grass that we at SUPERIOR SOD ( have seen survive such inundation of salt water – even after a week of being underwater is EMPIRE ZOYSIA

Empire Zoysia is a very hardy sod that is absolutely gorgeous. Click here to see a video about this great sod.

Please click this link to download and print a free copy of our Guide to Southeast Grasses

  • Harvesting Sod From the Sod Farm
    Harvesting Sod From the Sod Farm
  • Large Rolls of Sod Being installed
    Large Rolls of Sod Being installed
  • Golf Course Sodding
    Empire Zoysia
  • University of Montana Sod
    University of Montana Sod
  • Completed Golf Course Fairway
    Completed Golf Course Fairway
  • Mowing Sod
  • Harvesting Sod
    Harvesting Sod
  • Big Roll Operation
  • Big Roll Operation

Superior sod is best

This could be Your Lawn When Provided by Superior Sod

For added value and beauty and to have an enjoyable living area we suggest you consider Superior Sod for your yard. We have the correct variety for your environment and would love to help you with your project.