St Augustine Grass Sod Installations

St augustine grass is the most commonly installed turfgrass throughout Jacksonville and St. Augustine Florida because it has adapted to the warm humid region and can grow in a variety of soil conditions. Due to its surface growth habitat it has low tolerance to foot and vehicle traffic. St augustine grass also goes dormant in the winter and will turn brown in color until spring. St augustine grass requires a strict watering and fertilization regimen in order to sustain a green and full lawn.  St. augustine grass is also susceptible to several disease and insects.  It is important to establish a proactive regimen of insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides in order to sustain your lawn.  The best method of natural resistance is proper maintenance including watering and fertilization. Jacksonville Sod Service is a Jacksonville and St. Augustine sod installation company and available to answer all of your questions regarding a new sod installation.  Give us a call to schedule an appointment for your free sod estimate or for information about our Jacksonville sod prices.

‘Floratam’

‘Floratam’ is the most widely installed st augustine grass and is available for sod installation in Jacksonville and sod installation in St. Augustine Florida.  ‘Floratam’ has a course leaf blade and dark green in color.  It has poor cold tolerance and shade tolerance when compared to other st augustine grass cultivars.  ‘Floratam’ does not thrive well in conditions which receive less than 6 hours of direct sunlight and because of this will thin with less light.  ‘Floratam’ will die in temperatures less than 20F and will go dormant or turn brown in sustained temperatures below 50F but returning to a lush green in Spring.   ‘Floratam’ st augustine grass is also susceptible to gray leaf spot and chinch bugs.  It is not tolerant of herbicides containing atrazine at temperatures above 85F.  

‘Palmetto’

‘Palmetto’ is a semi- dwarf cultivar with a  fine leaf blade and light green in color. ‘Palmetto’ st augustine grass sod  has fair cold tolerance and will slowly go dormant after several heavy frosts.  This cultivar is also drought tolerant and can also withstand the heat of the Jacksonville and St. Augustine Florida coastal climate as well as direct full sun.  It is also has fair shade tolerance in partial shade but will thin and become sparse in deep shade conditions. ‘Palmetto’ is available for sod installation in Jacksonville and sod installation in St. Augustine Florida. 

‘Classic’

‘Classic’ has a dark green color with fair shade tolerance and good cold tolerance.  Like other cultivars of st augustine grass it is susceptible to chinch bugs and large patch disease.  ‘Classic’ is available for Jacksonville sod installation and St. Augustine sod installation.     

‘Mercedes’

‘Mercedes’ st augustine grass is a fine textured and medium green in color.  This cultivar of st augustine grass has good cold tolerance, good drought tolerance, and fair shade and salt tolerance.  It is available for sod installation in Jacksonville and St. Augustine sod installation.

‘Seville’

‘Seville’ is a semi-dwarf st augustine grass cultivar with a bluish green color, dense fast growing habitat and fine leaf blade structure.  It has an excellent cold and good shade tolerance or conditions with filtered light and thrives well in full sun.  It is available for Jacksonville sod installation and St Augustine sod installation it can also be installed as sod plugs. ‘Seville’ is also available for sod installation from Tampa to Melbourne and south.

‘Floraville’

Jacksonville Sod Service has an exclusive contract to carry a new variety of st augustine grass sod which is grown as a st augustine blend.  It has proven results to be a superior st augustine grass sod installation product.  This sod has the best of both genetic traits you will find in the ‘Floratam’ and ‘Seville’ cultivars and its growth pattern when grown together creates a tight woven bond.  It has the most stolon per square inch therefore giving this grass more roots for faster new sod installation grass establishment.  It is grown by a second generation local farmer as a sand base sod which gives this sod grass a higher rate of success versus muck based sod grass.  This grass has the shade tolerance and cold tolerance of traditional ‘Seville’ and combined with ‘Floratam’ makes the tighter sod grass growth pattern thus leaving less room for weeds. ‘ ‘Floraville’ recovers more quickly from dormancy than traditional ‘Floratam’.  This sod grass is quickly becoming the number one choice for sod installation in Jacksonville and St. Augustine Florida sod installations.

‘Bitter blue’

‘Bitter blue’ st augustine grass has a finer leaf blade and denser textured in comparison to other st augustine grass cultivars and a dark bluish green in color.  It has an good shade tolerance and good cold and salt tolerance.   Like other cultivars of st agustine grass it is susceptible to grey leaf spot and chinch bugs.   ‘Bitter blue’ can be ordered and installed as sod plugs.  ‘Bitter blue’ is not currently available for sod installation in Jacksonville or sod installation in St. Augustine.

‘DeltaShade’

‘DeltaShade’ St Augustine grass is a proprietary grass grown by Environmental Turf.  It has a lighter green color than some cultivars.  It was developed as a good shade tolerant sod grass.  This species of st augustine grass also has good cold tolerance, is also drought tolerant and has a lower fertilizer requirement than some of the other cultivars of st augustine sod grass.  It is currently unavailable for sod installation in Jacksonville and St. Augustine area.

‘Raleigh’

‘Raleigh’ st augustine grass is a course textured medium green turf grass established in 1980 by the University of North Carolina.  It has good shade tolerance than ‘Floratam’ cultivar and excellent cold tolerance.  It is currently unavailable for sod installation in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine area.

‘Sapphire’

‘Sapphire’ is a dwarf cultivar with a blue green color and spreads rapidly. This cultivar of st augustine grass is typically sold at the garden center of local hardware stores such as Lowes, Ace Hardware and Home Depot by the piece or installed as sod plugs.  Contact  your local hardware store for availability.  It is not currently available for sod installation in Jacksonville or St. Augustine Florida sod installation.