St. Augustine Grass
This warm-season grass has a coarse texture and is medium-to-dark green in color. It also has a creeping growth habit and dense turf.
St. Augustine grass thrives well during the heat of summer months, and tolerates most of the winters in North Texas without much problem. Extreme cold temperatures that occur occasionally in this area can cause damage to St. Augustine grass, especially in shady areas.
The most shade tolerate of any of the warm season grasses. Can survive with as little as 3 to 4 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Requires irrigation during summer months of approximately 1/2-3/4 inch of water two to three times a week depending on soil type.
Still our best choice for lawns with partial shade. It will also perform well in lawns with full sun exposure. With proper care, St. Augustine will provide a thick beautiful lawn that discourages weed infestation.
Wide and fine blade varieties
Full sun to partial shade. Best shade tolerance of all sod choices
Requires less fertilization and less water than st. Augustine and has fewer disease problems than st Augustine (brown patch, st. Augustine decline)
A warm-season grass with fine to medium texture, Bermuda grass is known for its dark green color. Vigorous growth along with an extensive root system combine to produce a dense hardy turf that is tolerant to most stressful conditions.
Bermuda exhibits excellent heat and cold tolerance if properly managed. Cold temperatures in winter will cause the grass to go dormant but green up in spring is quick.
Very poor shade tolerance; requires full sun for most of the day to grow properly.
Can survive with very little irrigation. However, in order to maintain good quality turf, waterings of approximately 1/2 – 3/4 inch two to three times a week depending on soil type may be required.
Bermuda can produce a very high-quality turf if proper management is provided. It can also function as low maintenance turf for areas that will receive little care or irrigation. Because of this wide area of adaptation, it is utilized on everything from golf greens to roadsides.