What type of sod or grass is best in SW Florida?
The type of Grass or sod that works for SW Florida depends on several variables.
Is your lawn sunny or more shaded?
Is your lawn irrigated or dependent on the weather?
What other Landscaping considerations are in the area?
What type of trees might impact the grassy areas?
Below you will find 7 of our most common offerings of Sod and Grass.
Click on any item below to expand and view options for landscaping from Fort Myers to Sarasota and all of Southwest Florida. For questions – you can contact us anytime.
- Floratam (St. Augustine)
- Thrives in direct sunlight
- Resistant to chinch bugs
- Captiva (St. Augustine)
- Slower to grow
- Requires less fertilization
- Seville (St. Augustine)
- Less mowing required
- Uniform Texture
- Sapphire (St. Augustine)
- Tolerates salt and shade
- Good color retention
- Tifway 419 (Bermuda)
- Great for high traffic areas like athletic fields and greens
- Does well in full sun
- Celebration (Bermuda)
- Less mowing required
- Deep roots provide durability
- Empire Zoysia
- Does well in all soil types
- Once established drought tolerant
Empire® was discovered in Brazil and thrives in hot, humid conditions, performing well in all soil types. Empire® also shows good drought tolerance once established. Empire® can be mowed with a standard rotary mower. Its superior dark green color, fine texture, and open growth habit, makes this cultivar excellent for residential or commercial lawns as […]
Developed by Rod Riley, the foremost turf grass breeder and green keeper in Australia, Celebration is ideal for central and southern regions of the United States. Celebration requires less mowing than typical Bermuda grass varieties and has tough runners, rhizomes, and deep roots that provide excellent sod strength, wearability, and improved drought tolerance. A striking […]
Tifway 419 is an improved hybrid Bermuda grass. Tifway 419 forms a fine textured, dense hybrid Bermuda turf that excels in high traffic areas or under golf/athletic field conditions. Tifway 419 performs at its best in full sun with mowing heights normally associated with fairways, roughs, sports fields and lawns. When fully established, it has […]
Sapphire St. Augustine is an attractive turfgrass with a fast horizontal growth habit, purple stolon color and long leaf blade that is highly in-folded in mature turf, giving the grass a fine-leaf appearance. Sapphire has a pleasing deep blue-green color and has good color retention, even under low fertility conditions. Sapphire tolerates salt, shade, and […]
Seville is a semi-dwarf St Augustine grass used in residential lawns throughout the southeastern United States. Seville has excellent compact horizontal growth due to its semi-dwarf composition, and it requires less mowing than most grasses. Its uniform texture, rich dark-green color and shorter, narrower leaf blade give it a distinctive plush appearance. Seville has proven […]
Floratam is the most popular variety of grass in Florida. This all-round favorite thrives in direct sunlight and provides an attractive, lush, blue-green lawn. Throughout the state of Florida, this is one of only two varieties that show some resistance to chinch bugs. Floratam has a dense, moderately coarse blade. Specifications Mature Height 10’ Hardiness […]