Turf Types

Bahia

Bahia grass is widely used in Florida for forage (pastures) and as turfgrass for roadways and medians, as it is an inexpensive, durable grass which can survive without supplemental irrigation or fertilization.  Open growth habit which can make weeds an issue; many types produce tall seed heads; will go dormant in cool and/or dry weather, resulting in brown or pale turf.

Learn more here:  UF/IFAS Bahiagrass for Florida Lawns

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Bermuda

Most bermudagrasses produced in Florida are utilized on golf courses and other sports turf applications (baseball, football, soccer and polo).   However, some varieties are also suited for home lawns.  In some areas of the state, common bermudagrass is widely used on roadsides and similar applications.

Learn more here:  UF/IFAS “Bermudagrass for Florida Lawns”

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Centipede

Well-adapted to Central and Northern Florida growing conditions, Centipede grass is the most common home lawn grass in the Florida Panhandle.  Slow-growing; low fertility requirements; medium textured; fair shade tolerance; survives drought conditions by going dormant (turf will be brown in cool or dry conditions). 

Learn more here:  UF/IFAS “Centipedegrass for Home Lawns”

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Paspalum

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Perennial Peanut

Low Maintenance Groundcover Alternative

Most perennial peanut is used as forage, but some varieties excel in landscaping areas with challenging growing conditions.  Short-growing foliage with yellow flowers; can be mowed; weeds can be an issue.  Available as sod (slab) form from a very limited number of farms.  Click below to view farm members producing perennial peanut for sod use.  Looking for containerized plants?  Check here: Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association.

Zoysia

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