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.
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
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 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.
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 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