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What Kinds of Grass to Plant in Florida

In my last blog, I shared my lot listings. Consequently, these are lots to build a brand new Florida home. Landscaping your new home is obviously, then, something you need to consider. Therefore, you need to know what kinds of grass to plant in Florida.

There are several different types of sod grass to consider for your landscaping that are popular in Florida.

What Kinds of Grass to Plant in Florida

What Kinds of Grass to Plant in Florida

St. Augustine grass blades are broad and flat.

St. Augustine Grass

St. Augustine grass is your Florida favorite. It establishes and grows quickly in many types of soil. Its blades are broad and flat in a pretty blue-green color. Also, it loves the heat. Moreover, it’s perfect for your coastal home because it tolerates high levels of salt.

However, the downside is that because it grows so thick, so fast, you need to mow it often. St. Augustine grass doesn’t like cold temps and shade, either. Be aware that pests, such as chinch bugs, love this grass as much as you do!

 

What Kinds of Grass to Plant in Florida

Bermuda grass has short blades with long, rough edges.

Bermuda Grass

Many don’t care for this green-gray grass on their home lawns because it’s very invasive and often grows into gardens and flowerbeds. On the contrary, it’s a popular choice for golf courses and sports fields.

As with many Florida grasses, Bermuda grass, although resistant to drought, weeds, and high traffic, is sensitive to cold temps, pests, and shade.

 

 

What Kinds of Grass to Plant in Florida

Centipede grass is easy maintenance, with it’s low-growing, yellow-green blades.

Centipede Grass

This yellow-green grass gets a gold star from many Florida homeowners because it’s low maintenance. Consequently, it’s low-growing, doesn’t require much mowing, and thrives in cooler temps and shade, as well as full sun.

However, Centipede grass has its downside, as well. It can’t handle lots of traffic or salt. Furthermore, it’s susceptible to nematodes and ground pearls.

Read here to learn more about what kinds of grass to plant in Florida.

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Dana Davis
Realty Exchange
Phone: (386) 569-4998