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By Published On: June 8th, 20164 Comments37.2 min read

Six Types of Grass for Florida Lawns

Whether you’re planting a new lawn or starting over, you may be surprised to find that you have options when it comes to choosing your grass. However, there are a few factors you should consider before you make your choice. For example, you’ll have to think about the conditions your lawn will need to endure, the type of irrigation you use (do you uses salt water?), and the ph of your soil. You’ll also want to consider your lifestyle. Do you live in a tight subdivision or on acres of land? Do you want a low-maintenance lawn or are you willing to do a little extra work? We are known for our sprinkler repair but getting the correct grass is the first step in having a beautiful lawn. Here is some information about some of the choices you have here in Florida.

St. Augustine Grass (stenotaphrum secundatum)

St. Augustine Grass

This type of grass is a Florida favorite. It loves the heat, is resistant to drought and can tolerate high levels of salt. Water it well, and you’ll get a thick layer of turf, filled with broad flat grass blades in a lovely blue-green color. St. Augustine grass establishes quickly in just about any type of soil and produces above-ground runners that help it spread and grow.

While many Floridians appreciate its ability to grow quickly, others dread the day it needs to be cut. And with St. Augustine grass, that day comes around a little more often. St. Augustine grass is also not a fan of cold temperatures or persistent shade, and it is susceptible to SAD virus and common pests, like chinch bugs.