It’s that time of year again, Shade Sod Season!
From November to April we have Palmetto, Seville and Bitter Blue varieties of St. Augustine available. If you are not familiar with these grasses, here’s a little information to help you choose the best turf for your application;
Palmetto St. Augustine: Palmetto is a dwarf variety that features a dark, lush green color. It will hold its dark green color in the sun as well as shady conditions. Palmetto sod has a dense, moderately coarse blade that is tolerant to traffic. The grass has a slower vertical growth so it will require less mowing. Palmetto must have a minimum of 4 – 5 hours of sunlight per day.
Seville St. Augustine: Seville is another dwarf variety of St. Augustine. Its color is not as dark as Palmetto but closer in color to Floratam. Seville will appear darker in shady areas. While it is very attractive, it is prone to thatching. It also has a slower vertical growth so it will require less mowing. Seville must have a minimum of 4 – 5 hours of sunlight per day.
Bitter Blue St. Augustine: Bitter Blue looks the most like Floratam, so if you have existing Floratam and are looking for something in shady areas to match, this sod is your best bet. Bitter Blue has the same blade width and similar growth patterns to Floratam. It has a slight blue hue to its color. Bitter Blue must have a minimum of 5 – 6 hours of sunlight per day.
Remember that all sod needs sun! If you are unable to grow weeds, you won’t be able to grow sod.
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