Floratam is a highly popular choice for residential and commercial applications where the customer prefers a simple, easy to maintain lawn.
|Texture||Coarse, Wide Blades|
|Mowing Height||3" - 4"|
|Sun Requirements||7+ Hours (Full Sun)|
Flora tam is a darker colored, green grass, deriving from the St. Augustine lineage of grass. The Floratam strain was developed in the 1970s as a result of two agricultural experiments in Florida and Texas, hence FLOR TAM, and has become commonplace throughout the state of Florida and beyond.
This grass is a dark green color and is coarsely textured with soft blades that are comfortable to walk on. Floratam is a sun and heat loving grass that will grow aggressively during the summer if properly watered. Over the cooler seasons, fall and winter, this grass will slow its growth and may even go dormant, but it will sprout back up in spring and start growing very quickly. In preparations for the winter months regular watering and a fertilization is recommended to help Floratam keep its color. During the summer, weekly mowing is recommended because of its aggressive growth, aiming to keep the height of the grass between three to four inches. Everglades sells Floratam to customers in central and southern Florida in areas that do not get too cold during the winter months due to Floratam’s vulnerability to cold weather.
Floratam is capable of growth with only six hours of sunlight making this sod ideal for applications where a building, or trees will obscure sunlight during the day. The grass stem grows horizontally first by helping to patch up any damage caused by foot traffic or equipment before it will begin to grow deeper into the soil. This property makes it resistant to traffic damage, but its soft blades do not hold up well to constant foot traffic. It is not as recommended to use Floratam in small areas with heavy traffic, however you can still maintain it with proper care.
Salt carried by coastal winds is often deadly to grass but Floratam does resist salt spray well. Floratam does not produce seeds that can germinate, therefore if there are gaps that are too large for stolon’s to cross additional pieces of sod may be necessary.
Slightly acidic soil is ideal for Floratam’s root system. The acidity helps its root absorb nutrients and water. Did you know, diluted citrus juice is an organic way of lowering your lawns ph level?
Everglades partners with local sod farmers that take environmental protection and environmentally sustainable farming seriously. Everglades has its foundations built on commercial agriculture and we understand the value of supporting local farmers and environmentally friendly farming practices. Floratam is cut and delivered daily to meet the demands of our customers while providing a fresh and healthy product. We offer instore pick up and delivery right to your door. You can purchase Floratam for small projects and to fix parts of your lawn, as well as in bulk by the pallet to get a better deal. We will drop off the pallet to your desired location if it is accessible. We do not deliver pallets on non-load bearing surfaces to prevent damage to underground pipes and septic systems.
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I have bought pallets of sod in the past with other companies and to my surprise your pallet covered a lot more area for the same amount of money. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. I picked up the sod the same day, if that would make a difference, it was delivered to you and every piece from top to bottom was in great shape with no yellowing and uniform in shape. Thanks again!