Floratam St. Augustine
Floratam is an extremely hardy grass and is one of the most drought and shade tolerant sod species developed to date. Suited best for warm marine climates such as in the Coastal Bend. It flourishes during hot summer months and goes dormant during mild and cool winters. The grass was named Floratam given its development in 1972 between researchers at the University of Florida and Texas A&M.
Tif 419 Bermuda
This hybrid Bermuda is an excellent weed and disease resistant grass. It’s toughness and medium texture makes it popular for athletic fields. It recovers quickly from injury and traffic, and does well during drought conditions. Although not as shade tolerant, it can easily withstand high summer temperatures.
We also have a selection of recommended seasonal fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides (weed killers) and insecticides.
Grass Installation Tips
- Water new grass immediately. Apply at least 1” of water so the soil underneath is very wet.
- Keep the soil moist for the first TWO WEEKS until the grass is well rooted.
- As grass becomes more established, begin deeper, less frequent water application as needed.
- Keep off new grass. The root system needs time to firmly knit with the soil. The grass should be kept moist & soft and foot traffic would create indentions and destroy the smooth grade.
- Do not mow until the grass is firmly rooted.
- Once established, mow regularly and do not remove more than 1/3 of grass height in a single mowing.
- Weed control chemicals should be avoided for the first 3-4 weeks.
- Our fertilizer promotes root stimulation and blade growth while leaving your turf healthy, full and green.
- 50 Pound bag treats up to 5,000 square feet.
- 20-4-8 (N-P-K). Slow release Nitrogen to help your grass over an extended period of time.
- Make sure after applying fertilizer you water your grass immediately.
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