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Selecting the Right Type of Sod for Your Lawn

13 Dec Posted by in Blog, Sod | Comments Off on Selecting the Right Type of Sod for Your Lawn
GrassIf you want a beautiful yard, you may be looking at the different types of sod available to plant. There are several factors you should consider when choosing grass for your lawn, including the type of climate you live in, how much traffic your yard gets, and the amount of sun your lawn receives.

Warm Season Grasses

Climates that support warm season grasses typically have very hot, dry summers. Warm season grasses are typically drought resistant as well.

Bahia: Bahia is one type of grass that does best in warm climates; it does not tolerate cold temperatures well. Bahia is somewhat drought resistant, and it can tolerate shade or sun. While this type of grass can tolerate most soil types, it does not fare well in soil with a high pH.

Bermuda: Bermuda is another type of grass that does well in warm climates. Bermuda does not tolerate shade or cold temperatures well. This type of grass is good for homes with children or pets as it is not easily damaged by a lot of traffic.

St. Augustine: Another type of warm season grass is St. Augustine, which is typically recommended for places that do not get a lot of traffic. St. Augustine grass is high-maintenance and requires frequent mowing, fertilizing, and watering. This type of sod prefers to be in the sun, but it can tolerate some shade as well.

Cool Season Grasses

Climates that support cool season grasses best are those with very cold winters and warm summers without extended periods of high temperatures.

Kentucky Bluegrass: Kentucky bluegrass is one of the most popular types of cool weather grasses. Not only does it tolerate cold weather well, it also tolerates high traffic, making it a good choice for homes with children or pets. While this type of sod is hardy, it does not do well in shady areas or in soil high in salt.

Fine Fescue: Fine fescue is another type of grass that can survive in very cold temperatures. It is also drought resistant and can tolerate complete shade. However, this type of grass does not handle traffic well and would not be good for homes with pets or children who regularly use the yard.

The type of sod you decide to plant for your home landscape will depend on factors, such as climate, the amount of traffic your yard receives, and the amount of sun your lawn gets. These are only a few types of warm and cool season grasses you may want to consider for your lawn.