Differences between Bermuda, St. Augustine and Zoysia Grasses
Bermuda, sometimes referred to as “South Grass” is a warm-season grass that varies from blue-green to deep green coloring. You’ll often find this grass on pastures, sports fields, golf courses, parks and lawns. This grass is planted by either seeding or laying sod, and grows in the spring and summer months. This grass type must have 100% access to sunlight and has a low tolerance to shade. Although it needs to be watered weekly to keep its color, Bermuda is also drought resistant and can stay green year-round with temperatures above 60 degrees. Once planted, Bermuda grass is a very aggressive grass that can overtake flower beds if not maintained properly, making it difficult to get rid of once roots are established. This allows the grass to withstand heavy traffic. If you need help treating or maintaining Bermuda grass on your Austin, TX property, call the experts at Magic Pest and Lawn.
St. Augustine, or Carpetgrass, is another warm-season grass that has a blue-green coloring. This grass is one of the most popular for tropical and subtropical regions, like Austin, TX. St. Augustine has a high tolerance to shade, and gets its color in early spring. This grass forms a thick, carpet like sod, that creates a smooth turf that’s tolerant to high temperatures and low moisture. This grass is a medium to high maintenance grass, as you must keep a consistent and abundant supply of water to maintain St. Augustine. This grass is also susceptible to pests and diseases that can often cause problems. Grubs live in the soil and can eat the roots of the grass and fungal turf disease can also threaten St. Augustine grass. If you need help treating or maintaining St. Augustine grass on your Austin, TX property, call the experts at Magic Pest and Lawn.
Zoysia is a warm-season grass that has a light to medium green coloring. This grass type gets its color in late-spring to early summer. Its color stays longer than any other southern grass. Due to its deep root system, Zoysia is drought tolerant and thrives in Texas’ high heat and heavy moisture. Zoysia turns brown in the fall and winter, but is low maintenance, so it does not need much watering to stay green and vibrant in the summer months. When Zoysia is exposed to drought, it will begin to turn yellow, but will quickly turn back to green when watered. This grass is slow growing and thick, making it great for heavy traffic areas such as lawns, parks, golf courses, and fields. If you need help treating or maintaining Zoysia grass on your Austin, TX property, call the experts at Magic Pest and Lawn.
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