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warm season grasses
It can be an outdoor brunch place for a gathering, a playground for your
kids and pets, or a place to relax and unplug for your family. Landscaping
companies offer a variety of grasses but it’s you who needs to decide
what you want for your lawn.
Since every lawn is a little different with different needs, the type of
grass turf that thrives the best is usually different.
Here are some of the best ones to fulfill your needs of a warm season
Bermuda Grass your home.
Bermuda grass, also known as couch or wire grass, is a popular turf
across the whole of Louisiana. It’s tolerant to drought and some amount
of salinity, but not shade. Since Bermuda grass is aggressive in nature, it
needs a lot of mowing and generally lies in the category of high-
maintenance grasses maintained by a lawn care company. Many types
of Bermuda grass varieties are available, ranging from common one
that’s suitable for public areas and athletic fields, to the ones that
require extremely high maintenance and are ideal for high-end golf
Hybrid Bermuda grasses are the highest-quality turfs and are used in
high-maintenance areas. They can be planted using sod, plugs or sprigs.
Zoysia Grass your home.
Zoysia Grass is a warm season grass that enjoys all the seasons of a
year but winters. It has both, aboveground stolons and below ground
rhizomes which makes it so resistant to harsh weather. Zoysia is highly
tolerant to heat, has low lawn mowing and fertilizing requirements and
is tolerant, to salt and drought too. It has slightly wider leaf blades with
trimmed tips. It is suitable for homes, open grounds, business centers,
Also known as Chinese lawn grass, Centipede is a well-adaptive grass
for Louisiana home lawns. It is light-colored with medium-texture.
Centipede is popular for its low lawn care maintenance grass. It has a
low fertility requirement, grows slowly and is tolerant to acidic soil.
Overfertilization can result in excessive thatch buildup. It also tolerates
little drought and does well in shade. Centipede grass can be grown
either with seeds or vegetatively however, seeding is recommended
only for larger areas with irrigation.
St. Augustine Grass your home.
Another well-adapted and popular turf for home lawns is St. Augustine
grass, also called Charleston grass. It grows easily and quickly from 4-
inch plugs and produces a coarse turf with dark to blue-green foliage. It
can tolerate drought and salinity to some extend. But it has more pest
problems compared to other grasses such as brown patch disease and
Now several improved varieties of St. Augustine grass are available with
landscaping companies but still the common ones are Raleigh and
Carpet Grass your home.
A native of West Indies, Carpet grass is also known as Louisiana grass as
it’s been used in agriculture for a long time In Louisiana. It requires a
little fertilizing, persists well in poor soil and tolerates light shade. It is
moderately attractive, appears coarse and open centipede with the light
green color, and has many characteristics similar to Centipede grass.
This makes it a great utility turfgrass that blends well with centipede.
There are several species of carpet grass that grow naturally in
Louisiana, but the most attractive ones are grown with the seed of the
common type (Axonopus affinis).
Turfgrass selection is critical for its sustainability. It’s recommended to
observe your personal needs and availability for maintenance of the turf
and then choose the best one for your lawn. The easy way to begin is by
recognizing varieties adaptable to your region and looking into the
limitations of each variety.
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For more information call 337-313-3002
2315 Gaylynn Dr. Sulphur, LA 70665,