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Florida Grass

Florida Grass:
The Growth State

Contrary to what you might think, grass isn’t just grass. There are some types that are more suited to different regions of the country and some types that are only maintainable for very small areas. To find the best grass for lawn landscaping, it’s important to consider things like climate, soil quality, and even the size of the area you’ll be planting as you explore your options. Maintainable grass types in Florida vary from those in locations that are colder, as Florida grass types generally aren’t subject to harsh winter weather like snow. Naturally, high heat and humidity play a great factor in the sustainability of any type of Florida grass. Before selecting the type of turf you’ll be using for your landscaping project, consult with a local landscaping maintenance company to determine your best options. They’ll be able to provide you with sound advice on which verdant varieties are best and offer you helpful solutions including lawn spraying services, lawn mowing maintenance, and even how and when to plant sod or spread your seeds.

Turf Terms

The most common types of Florida grass include St. Augustine, Bermuda, carpet, zoysia, bahia, centipede, and seashore paspalum. They don’t sweat the heat and hold up to the humidity, which means they’re less likely to wither in Florida weather. You’ll need to know their soil and irrigation requirements, of course, to determine which will best take root.

Floridian Life

St. Augustine grass is adaptable to most types of soil, though it requires a good bit of maintenance like frequent mowing, irrigation, and fertilization. For those looking for Florida grass that fares well in very wet conditions, carpet grass is an ideal way to turf your territory. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stand up well to heavy foot traffic and generally requires weekly mowing during growing season; so if your yard gets lots of play, you might want to consider something else. Bahia grass is ideal for dry, sandy soil and requires less maintenance than many other grasses, while zoysia is temperamental and slow to recover from any type of damage. As its name implies, seashore paspalum stays calm in coastal regions; and Bermuda grass grows quickly and very well in Florida’s natural environments.

Get your grass in gear for Floridian life! Give the team at Executive Landscaping, Inc., a call today!