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Other Grasses

If you are unsure of the type of grass you have or whether your grass is a subtype of the grasses listed above bring in a sample and we will help you identify it, and figure out the best way for you to maintain your lawn.



Bermuda Grass

Bermuda is generally not used for home lawns. It requires high maintenance, however, Bermudagrass has excellent wear, drought, and salt tolerance. Fertilization and application of pre-emergent to prevent weed growth is important.


Mowing: Bermuda should be mowed to 3/4-1.5 inches in height.

​Watering: Roughly an inch per week, if you see signs of wilting or your soil is incapable of holding water you might need to water half an inch every 3 days.


Zoysia Grass

Zoysia is suitable for all types of soil, and is more shade tolerant than other grasses. Zoysia requires more fertilization than other lawns, and higher levels of potassium. Fertilization and application of pre-emergent to prevent weed growth is important.


Mowing: Zoysia should be mowed to 2-2.5 inches in height, and requires more mowing in the summer.

​Watering: Roughly an inch per week, if you see signs of wilting or your soil is incapable of holding water you might need to water half an inch every 3 days.


Bahia Grass

Bahia is a great grass for infertile sandy areas, and is quite drought tolerant. If your Bahia lawn is experiencing yellowing it may be due to a lack of iron. Fertilization and application of pre-emergent to prevent weed growth is important.


Mowing: Bahia should be mowed to 3-4 inches in height.

​Watering: As necessary, inspect the blades for folding, a blue/gray color, and when footprints become visible within the lawn.


St. Augustine Grass

St. Augustine is the most common type of grass found in Florida lawns. It grows in warm and humid conditions. St. Augustine is also highly susceptible to chinch bug infestation. Fertilization and application of pre-emergent to prevent weed growth is important.


Mowing: St. Augustine should be mowed to 3.5-4 inches in height.

​Watering: St. Augustine should be watered every 7 days (Spring-Summer) and 14 days (Winter). Watering can be split up into two 0.5 inch segments per week.