Florida has some unique conditions that can make some grasses and turfs unsuitable for the Florida climate. Periods of drought in winter, periods of intense heat in the summer, and salt in the air near the beaches can all affect how your sod grows and can be maintained, but some grasses are particularly well-suited for planting in Florida. If you are looking to re-sod your lawn, check into one of these sods.
St. Augustine is the most common and most popular grass in Florida. That is because it stands up well to salt, drought, and heat. It is, however, prone to some disease, and it takes a lot to maintain. If you have St. Augustine grass, you’ll be mowing at least once a week.
The deep roots of this sod will stand up against traffic, weeds, and drought with no problem. It grows rapidly though, so again you’ll have lots of mowing in your future. Bermuda grass can also be highly invasive, so you’ll need to be extra vigilant that it doesn’t encroach on your garden or flower beds.
This is a low-growing grass, so it is better for homeowners who don’t want to have a lot of mowing and maintenance. Unlike other types of Florida grasses, centipede grass is also resistant to cold and shade, which can make it a better choice for some Floridians, but it can’t handle a lot of traffic. It also can’t handle salt, so skip this grass if you live near the ocean.
This is a great grass for the Florida weather because it holds up well under high temperatures. However, it is not tolerant to shade or cold, so you’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of sunshine on your lawn if you are going to use this grass.
If you are ready to get new sod for your lawn, contact us today to learn more about the different types of sod and how to choose one right for you.