PALMETTO St. Augustine Grass was founded by a Florida sod grower in 1988 and released in the mid-1990s by Sod Solutions according to the University of Florida IFAS Extension. Palmetto does well in full sun and partial shade, but not in dense shade. Palmetto is sometimes referred to as drought tolerant; however, research has not shown that it has any greater degree of drought tolerance than other St. Augustine Grasses.
EMPIRE Zoysia has definitely raised the bar for competing grasses throughout Orlando, Florida. EMPIRE Zoysia has a beautiful dark green color, is drought tough, has a soft/crunchy texture, and is more durable than other grasses. Visually, EMPIRE is an extremely attractive turf grass for any residential or commercial job. With many cost saving advantages, it’s no wonder why EMPIRE Zoysia is becoming the leading turfgrass throughout the state of Florida.
SEVILLE St. Augustine Grass is a semidwarf, fine-leaved variety with a dark green color and low growth habit. It is susceptible to chinch bug and webworm damage. Seville performs well in both shade and full sun; however, it is cold sensitive. Being a a semi-dwarf variety, Seville’s maintenance is different than that of taller-growing varieties.
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