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Bahia grass is a relatively low maintenance grass with fewer disease and insect problems than some of the other introduced warm season grasses. It has many desirable characteristics such as: drought tolerance, adequate forage quality, and a low to moderate fertility requirement. It is used on residential and commercial areas because of its durability and low maintenance. It can be planted on different types of soils such as: sand, sandy loam, clay or muck. Between late November and late April, it may be brown and more fragile than usual due to its dormant stage.
Care: It is recommended that you mow Bahia every 7 to 10 days after it is established. You should keep the blades no less than 3 - 4 inches in length, and should not cut more than 1/3 of the total blade length. Watering Bahia after its first week installed, should be on a "as needed" basis.Please know Bahia will break into pieces when you pick them up.
Saint Augustine Floratam
Floratam is a coarse-textured grass, but a distinguishing feature of it, is its longer and wider leaf blades. This dark-green cultivar grows rapidly in both spring and summer. Floratam needs plenty of sunshine and will perform poorly if it receives less than six hours of sunlight a day. It is mostly used on residential areas because its beautiful appearance can make your home look even better.
Care: Floratam should be mowed weekly at a height of 4 inches using a reel type mower during the period from March through November. Maintain the 4-inch height-of-cut during this period. Sharpening the blade several times during the year will result in a better cut and do less damage to the turf. The best rule-of-thumb for watering Floratam is to start irrigating as soon as the first symptoms of wilting are observed and continue on a "as needed basis".
Empire Zoysia Grass is very drought tolerant, it can recover in 60 days drought. It is a soft, beautiful, and safe type of grass for your family and pets to be around. You might not expect a grass this strong to also be soft, but you can easily walk across it barefooted with no problem. Durable enough for professional use, too, Empire is a favorite of homeowners as well as golf courses, theme parks, master planned communities, office complexes and more.
Care: It is recommended that Empire Zoysia is mowed between 1 and 2 inches. Also, mow every 7-10 days during the active growing season and every 10-14 days, or as needed, during cooler weather.
Watering requirements are greatly dependent on soil type, season, geography and other factors.
Palmetto does well in full sun or partial shade but not in dense shade. It is sometimes referred to as drought tolerant, but research has not shown that it has any greater degree of drought tolerance than other St Augustine grass cultivars. It is not resistant to insects and sometimes has problems with disease, particularly in Florida's humid environment. It tends to have a lighter green color than many other cultivars.
Care: It should be mowed to a height of 3-4 inches
Seville is considered a dwarf cultivar that is a much finer textured grass than Floratam. Seville is blue-green in color with excellent color retention. Seville tolerates salt, shade, and drought well. Its leaf blade gives it a unique appearance preferred by many homeowners. It is considered one of the most shade tolerant turf grass among the St Augustine grasses. Because Seville can tolerate and persist in areas within a lawn with only 6 to 7 hours of sunlight, it is considered a favorite choice among landscapers for lawns with moderate shade. Seville, like all other cultivars of St Augustine grass, establishes quickly in most environments.
Care: Should be mowed to a 2.5-3 inches.
Bermuda grass is valued for its exceptional heat and drought tolerance and a capacity to withstand heavy use and recuperate quickly. This combination of qualities leads many lawn owners in the United States to rely on Bermuda for its toughness and resilience. But Bermuda's climate requirements do limit its use. Depending on where you live and how you use your lawn, Bermuda grass may be a leading choice for you.
Care: Because of its aggressive growth rate, Bermuda grass can require more maintenance than other grasses. Monthly fertilization might be needed during peak growth. Similarly, it might be necessary to mow twice a week during this period to keep Bermuda at its recommended height of 1 to 1 1/2 inches for home lawns.
L Gil Sod, does not guarantee any sod planted on shady areas. Every type of sod should have a minimum of 4 to 5 hours of direct sunlight daily.