Types of St. Augustine Grass
Here are the four types of St. Augustine grass you can choose from in our selection:
- Raleigh St. Augustine – This dark green and medium-bladed grass is the most popular St. Augustine variety – and most popular type of grass in general – for lawns in the Sunnyvale area. Admired for its strength and stability against the cold and natural resistance to the Saint Augustine Decline (SAD virus) makes it a common and popular choice. Raleigh St. Augustine is also excellent at suppressing weed growth, which means you can worry less about maintenance.
- Palmetto St. Augustine – If you have a very shady yard and are attempting to grow new grass throughout the property, Palmetto St. Augustine is going to be your best option. It is the most shade-tolerant grass and has a great defense against the cold in general. Palmetto St. Augustine sod can grow in a wide variety of soil types and many different conditions. Palmetto also comes in a very traditional and vivid emerald shade of green which helps your yar stand out against the others, making it a stellar choice for both residential and commercial lawns.
- Texas Native St. Augustine – Able to grow in diverse soil types and many different conditions, the Texas Native St. Augustine variety can grow wild, under trees, and on ranches. Although the blades are thinner with this species when compared to the Raleigh variety, it is still very hardy and able to withstand a multitude of outdoor conditions. Many residential and commercial lawns use Texas Native St. Augustine, thanks to its shade resilience and great success in many different regions of our great state.
- Floratam St. Augustine – In 1972, Florida and Texas Agricultural Experiment Stations discovered Floratam St. Augustine is the most drought-tolerant species of all the St. Augustine grasses and is resistant to SAD virus and the damaging chinch bug. It grows from sod into beautiful purple stocks with coarse-textured and emerald-colored blades. The growth of Floratam is vigorous and will cover the ground quickly while blocking any weeds from sprouting up in your lawn.
The Benefits of Using St. Augustine Grass In Your Lawn
Any of the four varieties that we offer at Starr Turf Grass & Stone are great options for Sunnyvale, Texas weather as they have been time-tested and approved by a great majority of the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area that we serve. St. Augustine is an excellent turf choice for commercial and residential use because of its incredible resistance to drought, weeds, and seasonal changes. The St. Augustine species also offers low maintenance due to its optimal height being, at its tallest, three inches tall. Moderate upkeep of St. Augustine sod and grass helps you keep – or the kids – off the lawnmower more than other needier varietals of grass and sod.
The Landscaping Experts You Can Count On
Since 1986, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has relied on the dependable services and supplies from the team of landscaping specialists at Starr Turf Grass & Stone. If you are planning a new outdoor project to revitalize your landscaping, or if you’re starting from scratch and in need of high-quality grass to get you started, get in touch with our experts who are trained and highly experienced in the art of landscaping. Get in touch with us today, and we’ll be happy to help you bring your lawn to life.