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Empire Zoysia:

Empire Zoysia grass was developed with the climate of the southeastern states in mind. It is quite literally a "Green" grass because it meets the Green Building standards set forth by the Florida Green Building Coalition. This type of grass is less demanding on water resources than most any other sod types. It will resist cinch bugs and weeds while showing a nice early green up. The texture is soft and has an excellent visual appeal.

Empire Zoysia is the way to go if you want a high quality grass and have the desire to acquire "Green Home Certification". It is the only grass that has the approval of the FGBC.


All types of St. Augustine:
 
St. Augustine grass is an excellent choice for a Florida lawn.  It is such a good choice in this climate because of a few different reasons. St. Augustine keeps weeds down because it grows so well that it will commonly smother any weeds that begin to grow within the same proximity. There are many soil types that can support the well growing St. Augustine. Areas that are under regular salt stress as well as those locations that are in moderate shade. Once established, St. Augustine can be used for situations that don't allow for much maintenance, in a canal embankment for instance.  

Floratam:

There are a few positives about using Floratam that are very appealing. Floratam is within the St. Augustine family of grasses. It has versatility because it can survive under several different soil conditions that exist in the Florida region. Cinch bugs will not affect this grass. For best results, full sun, this will show off its luscious deep green color and a wide leaf with good height.  Plant this in a location that will allow for a minimum of 5 hours of sun daily and don't deny regular watering.

Palmetto - shade tolerant:

Another in the St. Augustine family is Palmetto. This is a grass that will grow either in shade or bright sun, which makes it the perfect choice for many lawns. It has a rich dark green color and will grow at a good rate and at good density for a tight ground cover.  With Palmetto you will not have to worry over problems such as many diseases or cold sensitivity because it is so hardy.

Seville - shade tolerant:

When looking for the best grass for your shady lawn, look to Seville. Seville is a St. Augustine grass that is a semi-dwarf variety and is chosen for a few specific reasons.   Because Seville is a semi-dwarf type of grass it offers a nicely compacted lawn that will not need too many frequent cuttings compared to other grasses. This grass will need occasional Vericutting, or vertical mowing, though to keep it looking and growing well. Seville is also popular because of it's overall good looking appearance. It has a lush look due to the shorter and slimmer leaf. The color is deep green with a rich look.   Seville is known to be a great shade tolerant grass but will also do very well in maximum sun exposure. For heavy shade uses it is crucial to have proper mulching and to be planted in ground cover. Seville is not  a good choice if a grass that repels chinch bugs or webworms is needed. While it is somewhat cold tolerant, an extreme temperature drop will have a bad effect. Seville does have a tendency to grow in thatches, which will mean some maintenance.

Bitterblue - shade tolerant:

People choose Bitterblue St. Augustine for it's blue green color and excellent shade tolerance.  While no sod will thrive in shade, Bitterblue will tolerate it as well as has the ability to handle cold temperature. The texture of leaves is coarse and the color darker than other St. Augustine grass types. Bitterblue has issues that need to be noted. It is tough to control weeds with Bitterblue because it does not tolerate the herbicide Atrazine. It is also not resistant to cinch bugs and is very vulnerable to grey leafspot disease. This is a common problem in hot humid climates such as the Tampa area.

Bahia:

Bahia grass is known as an all-purpose grass.  Many consumers turn to Bahia because of its excellent drought tolerance.  It does much better than St Augustine during periods of drought. It is also a popular choice because it is less expensive than most other sod types.  You can recognize Bahia from the black seeded narrow stalks that shoot up regularly and work to propagate itself further.  To obtain a thick Bahia lawn you will need to water and fertilize regularly. It is commonly seen in Florida pastures.