Texas Grass Depot offers St. Augustine, Bermuda, Zoysia, Buffalo Grass Sod and Turf

St. Augustine

St. Augustine Grass is a warm-season lawn grass that forms a thick, carpet-like lawn, crowding out most weeds and other grasses. These grasses do well in full sun or partial shade, and are the most shade tolerant grass available for Texas. Watering - St. Augustine needs about 1 inch of water per week to maintain the green, although that is just the rule of thumb, the environment will always dictate the actual amount needed. Talk with one of our turf specialists about what stress signs to look for and the best methods of watering.

Variety Name Texture Color Water Needs Shade Tolerance Traffic Tolerance Recovery Rate Mowing Frequency Mowing Height Rec. Soil Depth
Del Mar broad, flat leaf dark green 1" per week high, to full sun medium fast 7-10 days 2.5 - 3.5" 2"+
Palmetto medium, broad leaf emerald green most drought tolerant of SA high, to full sun medium fast 7-10 days 2 - 3.5" 6"
Raleigh (most popular in Texas) medium, broad leaf dark green 1" per week very good, to full sun medium fast 7-10 days 3 - 4" 2"+

Bermuda

A fast-growing and tough grass, Bermuda is popular and useful for sports fields and home lawns, as when damaged it will recover quickly. It is a highly desirable turf grass in warm, temperate climates, particularly for those regions where its heat and drought tolerance enable it to survive where few other grasses do. Watering - Bermuda only needs about .50 inch of water per week to maintain the green, although that is just the rule of thumb, the environment will always dictate the actual amount needed. Talk with one of our turf specialists about what stress signs to look for and the best methods of watering.

Variety Name Texture Color Water Needs Shade Tolerance Traffic Tolerance Recovery Rate Mowing Frequency Mowing Height Rec. Soil Depth
419 Tifway soft, fine leaf green deep infrequent full sun high fast 7 days .5 - 1.5" 2"+
Celebration soft, fine leaf blue green deep infrequent fair high fast 7 days 0.75 - 1" 2"+
Common course, fine leaf light green deep infrequent full sun medium high fast 7 days 1.5" 2"+

Zoysia

Because they can tolerate wide variations in temperature, sunlight, and water, these grasses are among the most widely used for lawns in temperate climates, often utilized on golf courses to create fairways and teeing areas. Zoysia grasses stop erosion on slopes, and are excellent at repelling weeds throughout the year. They also resist disease and hold up well under traffic. Watering - Zoysia only needs about .75 inch of water per week to maintain the green, although that is just the rule of thumb, the environment will always dictate the actual amount needed. Talk with one of our turf specialists about what stress signs to look for and the best methods of watering.

Variety Name Texture Color Water Needs Shade Tolerance Traffic Tolerance Recovery Rate Mowing Frequency Mowing Height Rec. Soil Depth
Cavalier very soft, fine leaf dark green deep infrequent after established great shade tolerance medium high slow 7-10 days 1 - 2" 5"
Zorro fine leaf green deep infrequent after established good medium high slow 7-10 days 1 - 2" 5"
Emerald wiry, thin leaf green deep infrequent after established good shade tolerance medium high slow 7-10 days .75 - 2" 5"
Empire thin, broad leaf dark green deep infrequent after established good medium high slow 7-10 days 1 - 2" 5"
Palisades thinnest, 1/8" broad leaf dark green deep infrequent after established good medium high slow 7-10 days 1 - 2.5" 5"
El Toro flat, medium-broad leaf dark green deep infrequent after established good medium high fastest Zoysia 7-10 days 1 - 2.5" 5"

Buffalo

Buffalo grass is a fine-leaved, native grass species that has prospered on the Great Plains for centuries. It has survived severe weather extremes and has evolved into a water-efficient, sod-forming grass of incredible durability. It is considered the lowest maintenance type of grass and one of the few grasses that stops to grow after reaching a low height of around 6 inches. It's very suited for conditions of drought, strong heat, and high winds. Watering - Buffalo only needs about .35 inch of water per week to maintain the green, although that is just the rule of thumb, the environment will always dictate the actual amount needed. Talk with one of our turf specialists about what stress signs to look for and the best methods of watering.

Variety Name Texture Color Water Needs Sunlight Traffic Tolerance Recovery Rate Mowing Frequency Mowing Height Rec. Soil Depth
609 fine leaf grey-green drought-tolerant after established full sun medium slow as desired 2.5 - 4.5" 2"+
Density fine leaf green drought-tolerant after established full sun medium slow as desired 2.5 - 4.5" 2"+
Prairie fine leaf grey-green drought-tolerant after established full sun medium slow as desired 2.5 - 4.5" 2"+