In every aspect of our lives, we have an abundance of choices. When you go to a garden supply center, you may stand in front of endless shelves of sod varieties, trying to figure out the right one for your property. You look at the package and attempt to decipher the contents and recommendations, remaining confused about how to proceed.
Expert Guidance to Pick the Best Grass Variety
If your children like to play outside and tumble around on the grass vigorously with your pets, you want to select a variety of sod that will hold up under all the activity. To help you identify the best one for your needs, the experts at Superior Sod & Garden Supplies are committed to sharing our knowledge. Here are some of the pros and cons of different sod varieties.
Traffic-Tolerant and Damage-Resistant Sod
If your primary goal is to identify sod that will handle heavy action, we think that Empire and Zorro Zoysia are the hands-down winners. This dark-green turf grass is:
- Damage resistant
- Salt tolerant
- Shade friendly
- Winter hardy
In addition, these varieties are not as vulnerable to diseases. As a result, you can enjoy a manicured lawn, if you are careful to mow it each week. For the best results, you’ll need a reel-type mower on the Zorro variety, particularly if you want the appearance of golf-course grass.
Easy-to-Maintain Grass Choice
Are you looking for grass that is low maintenance and won’t look wild if you miss mowing it each week? Do you want to avoid the need for constant fertilization? Would you like to find sod that bounces back if you forget to water it or hit a dry spell?
Then, Centipede (TifBlair Certified) is the ideal sod variety for you! Although this apple-green grass wins the prize for easy maintenance, you still need to be aware of a few drawbacks including:
- Open to harm from ground pearls and mole crickets
- Subject to brown areas
- Vulnerable to heavy activity
Has the shade around your home made growing grass impossible? You can finally end years of frustration by selecting St. Augustine (Raleigh) sod. The large seed heads will produce wide grass blades, which will add an interesting element in your yard.
You’ll revel in the dark green color of your lawn and the way it holds up under any drought conditions. This salt- and damage-tolerant choice is also a good “plugging” grass, which you’ll need to fertilize fairly regularly and cut faithfully each week. However, be on the look-out for chinch bugs and brown areas, which we can always help you remedy.
Check Out Photos of Grass Varieties, and Contact Us With Questions
If you would like to see the way these and other sod varieties look after installation on properties, check out our sod photos and let us know your favorite ones. Do you have questions about the best choice of grass for your home? Contact Superior Sod & Garden Supplies now!