Cool season grass or warm season grass? St. Augustine or Zoysia? How much sod do you need?
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Found in the southern states and working their way north into the transition zone. The most common warm season grasses are Bermuda, Centipede, St. Augustine, Tiftuf™ Bermuda and Zoysia. These grasses tend to go dormant earlier than cool season grasses and take longer to green up in the spring. These varieties thrive in the summer heat and generally use less water.
Located in the northern states and working their way into the transition zone. The most common cool season grasses are Bluegrass, Fescue, and Perennial Ryegrass. These varieties green up faster in the spring and stay greener through the fall.
A gray area when it comes to variety selection due to the fact that it’s too hot in the summer for cool season grasses and winters are too cold for warm season grasses. Cool season grasses like Fescue and Bluegrass are found in the northern parts of the transition zone but can be stressed by the summer heat. While Bermuda, Centipede, St. Augustine, and Zoysia are found in the southern parts of the transition zone and thrive in the summer heat but die off or go dormant in the winter.