Turfgrass Selector

Turfgrass Selector

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The Turfgrass Selector makes it easy to choose the best grass varieties for your turfgrass application. Indicate your application conditions in each category. Then click on the Update button to see the list of appropriate grasses. Once you have a selection of grasses, the links just below the "Update" button will provide you with more information about each variety of grass.

The grass selections indicated are ranked based on how closely they fit your criteria. The Match Percentage number in the results list shows you how that variety matched your criteria. Only matches above 75 percent are displayed. You may need to scroll the results window down to see all the results.

Created to help you choose the best turfgrass according to your application. Select criteria from the drop down boxes and hit the "Update" button to view the matching grass varieties. Lean more about each grass by clicking the "Sod" and "Grass Seed Store" tabs above.

The grass selections are ranked based on how closely they fit your criteria. The Match Percentage number shows you how that variety matched your criteria. Only matches above 75 percent are displayed. You may need to scroll the results window down to see all the results.

 
 
 
 
 



Disclosure Statement: The product selections indicated here are based on a comparison of generic lawn grass variety characterstics to the turfgrass application conditions you provide. The product selections are intended to help you select the most appropriate turfgrass variety for you application. The success of such applications is dependent on many other factors such as soil conditions, quality of preparation, compliance with maintenance regimens and local environmental contagions. For best results we recommend that you consult with a professional landscape or turfgrass installer in your area. For help in locating local professional installers contact your nearest Super-Sod Outlet for possible contacts.

Uses

  • Lawns - Lawns can range from residential to commercial with many variations. Most lawns are maintained by people who are not lawn care professionals although many high end applications are professionally maintained.
  • Golf and Sports - Most golf and sports applications are professionally maintained to support the traffic and other use constraints imposed in the application.

Shade Tolerance

Shade tolerance is the ability of a turf to survive and provide the intended cover of grass. Shade tolerance for lawn use usually means TifGrand Bermuda, St. Augustine, Tall Fescue, Zoysia, TifBlair Centipede, or common Centipede. Other than TifGrand, Bermudagrasses have little or no shade tolerance to perform as bermudas.

Shade has to do with the density of shade (how much sunlight is blocked) and length of shaded time. Full sun implies that the application is not shaded at all, or very little, throughout the day. Partial shade typically refers to light shade for a short time during the day. Tree shade also varies depending on the species of tree. For example, pine is lighter shade than typical deciduous shade. An important point to remember is that only dense shade is a true limiting factor to successful lawn maintenance.

Water Requirements

The correct watering regimen is more than just how much time and/or money you spend watering your lawn - it contributes to the short and long term health of the lawn. Frequent light watering causes shallow roots which may not be able to find enough water for the lawn in a drought. Too much water can invite insects and diseases. Find out more about watering in How and When to Water Your Lawn.

Maintenance Level

Maintenance refers to mowing, fertilizing, dethatching, weeding, and other lawn care jobs. The Southern Turfgrass Selection Chart means to display an overall impression of how much maintenance each variety needs for a healthy lawn, golf course, or sports field application. For more information on grass maintenance view the Lawn Maintenance Guides