Tampa Sod Which Type is Right for You

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The type of grass you have in your yard can make a big difference on your whole property. It matters what the climate and soil conditions are like for your area, as well as how much sun or shade is available to grow the plant. For people in Tampa, Florida it's important that they know which type of grass will work best with their environment to provide them with a lawn that looks great and stays healthy all year long.

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The first question that many people who are thinking of lawn grass ask is, "What kind should I use?" If you live in a hot region like the Tampa Bay Area and want to have a thick green lawn all year long, then St. Augustine Provista sod might be the best option for you.

This is because this type of grass can handle high temperatures and it is also extremely easy to maintain. It doesn't require as much water and fertilization as other types of grasses do. Let us tell you why St. Augustine grass is one of the most popular options in the Tampa Bay Area.

Top Tampa Bay Grass Types

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St. Augustine ProVista Sod:

St. Augustine Provista Sod is a fine-bladed, deep green carpeting grass that thrives in the warm and humid environment of Florida's Tampa Bay area. This sod variety is drought tolerant but requires watering during dry periods to maintain a healthy appearance and reduce weed invasion. It can be grown on slopes, as well as in full sun or partial shade conditions. Provista grows 30% slower than your average grass which equals 30% less mowing!

Color Dark Green
Texture Coarse, Wide Blades
Mowing Height 3" - 4"
Sun Requirements 7+ Hours (Full Sun)

Empire Zoysia Sod:

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Empire Zoysia is a popular choice for Florida homeowners who want a prestigious lawn with great color year-round and good tolerance for drought conditions when they are not watered regularly. It is a thin-bladed and soft-textured, green grass that grows best in well-drained soils and full sun. It will tolerate wet periods but does not thrive under the conditions.

Color Green
Texture Soft, Fine Blades
Mowing Height 1" - 2"
Sun Requirements 7+ Hours

Choosing the right sod for your lawn is a big decision. Knowing what to look for and understanding these 2 popular types can help you make that choice successfully. Whether you are in the Brandon area, Largo, or even Clearwater all the facts above remain the same.

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • If the sod begins to turn brown or shrink to where you can see gaps at the seams, it needs more water!
  • Increase the frequency of watering cycles or the length of each cycle.
  • Make sure that your sprinklers are reaching that area. It is also a good idea to hand-water these problematic areas until its health
  • If the sod does not take root within about 14 days, gradually adjust your irrigation schedule. Water approximately once a week for less frequency and longer amounts. It could be more beneficial to water some areas of your lawn on a rotation basis with shade areas taking priority status.

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