A Lesson About Sod

Our last lesson focused on putting the right plant in the right place. The same philosophy holds true for sod.
All St. Augustine sod is NOT created equal. There are many different cultivars (a fancy word for ‘variety’) of St. Augustine. Floratam is the cultivar the prefers the full sun. If it doesn’t get 100% pure Florida sunshine, it will eventually die a slow, frustrating death. Conversely, if the cultivar called Seville doesn’t get lots of shade, it won’t do well. If you call a sod company and ask for St Augustine, many times they will give you the oldest stuff on the lot so they don’t end up eating the cost.
Be sure to ask for the cultivar that is right for your landscape, and if you need help, feel free to call us.