How To Choose the Best Sod for My Lawn

Don’t let your yard ruin your property’s curb appeal! Sod can quickly transform our exterior’s appearance and create a fully functional lawn within just a few weeks. Use these tips to select the best sod for your lawn and enjoy the results for years to come.

Narrow Down to Sods That Thrive in Florida’s Climate.

It’s no secret that Florida has mild weather in the winter and hot, hot, hot weather in the summer. You need to select a sod variety that thrives in Florida’s specific climate. 

Stay away from Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, or tall fescue sods that thrive in cold weather but shrivel under the intense Florida sun. The best choices for Florida homeowners include St. Augustine, Bermuda, Bahia, and Zoysia. 

Evaluate How Much Sun and Shade Your Sod Will Endure.

Is your lawn exposed to the sun all day long, or do you have trees or enclosures that keep your yard relatively shaded? This is an important question to answer in order to choose the right sod since some sods thrive in the sun and others prefer more shade.

Decide Which Features Are Most Important.

Each type of sod offers its own unique benefits and drawbacks, so make sure you decide which features matter the most for your property:

  • Zoysia: Creates a thick, soft carpet that chokes out weeds; known for its ability to withstand heat, drought, heavy traffic, shade, and injury; a bit more maintenance compared to other sods
  • Bermudagrass: Exceptional heat and drought tolerance; stands up to heavy traffic; does not do well in colder temperatures; finer grass blades require more maintenance than St Augustine and Zoysia
  • St. Augustine Sod: Coarse texture with blue-green color that’s attractive for curb appeal; performs best with proper drainage and full sun in tropical, humid conditions; can withstand partial shade

Listen to Local Sod Experts

The experts at Council Growers Sod, located in Southern Hillsborough County, aren’t just trying to make a sale. They are here to help you understand the variations of sod and find the type that best meets your property’s needs. The Council Growers Sod team only sells what they grow, so you can trust their insights. 

Call (813) 633-8665 to learn more about the sod products and services offered by Council Growers Sod.