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San Antonio Sod Comparison

Buffalo Grass

This is the only native San Antonio Texas lawn grass and is the best choice for dry climates. Buffalo grass needs at least six hours of sun per day. It requires little water and fertilizer, and will survive in poor soil. Left to grow uncut, this prairie grass reaches a maximum height of 6 to 12 inches. It takes one to two years to establish it from seed, but sod is available.

Buffalo Sod is best for Natural Landscapes. Not Suited for Lawns

Bermuda Grass

This popular grass is easy to maintain and inexpensive to install. It grows best in full sun, poorly in shade. It can be a problem because it spreads into planting beds. Common Bermuda Sod is less susceptible to diseases and insects than other Bermuda varieties. This type of Sod is Drought Tolerant.

Bermuda Sod is best for areas that have Full-Sun

Zoysia Grass

A slow-growing grass for full sun to partial shade, Zoysia grass is exotic looking with dark green, thick, and succulent foliage. Like Bermuda, it holds up well to foot traffic from people and pets. Zoysia grasses are as drought tolerant than buffalo and Bermuda grasses. It is Medium Bladed. Not thin bladed like Bermuda

Best Suited for Full-Sun or Shady Areas. Drought Tolerant

St. Augustine Grass

A wider blade than Bermuda grass, it can tolerate a good amount of Shade. St. Augustine requires more water and care than other grasses, and is susceptible to freeze and disease. The hybrid cultivar Raleigh is less disease prone than other varieties.

Best for Shaded Areas with Sprinkler Systems.

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Sod Comparison

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SAN ANTONIO SOD INSTALLATION COMPARISON

Prices are based on installation of Pallets – Estimates will be given on per job basis. Including amount of grass/weed removal and amount of preparation.
Full pallets contain 450 square feet.
Prices are based on 3 Pallets or more. Please add 50.00 per pallet for 1or 2 Pallets
Includes Area Prep and Ready, Installation and Fertilizer
Prices can chance at anytime
COMPARISON CHARTBERMUDABUFFALOST AUGUSTINEZOYSIA
SEASON TYPEWarmWarmWarmWarm
IDEAL FOR:High traffic, barefoot play, and beautiful green color.Low maintenance and dry weather in the Great PlainsCoastal areas, very warm temperatures, moist soils and shade tolerance.High traffic, moderate maintenance lawns as far north as D.C. and Little Rock.
SOIL TYPESClay, sand, loam, or mix.Clay, sand, loam, or mix.Sandy and loamy soils.  Extra work for clay.
Sand, clay, or loam but with good drainage.
SOIL PH5.5 – 7.57.0 – 7.56.5 – 7.56.0 – 7.0
SUMMER TEMPSTo 115º F
90º+ for best growth
To 100º FTo 115º FTo 115º F
WINTER TEMPSTo -8º FTo 15º FTo 35º FTo 0º F
SUN / SHADEFull SunFull SunModerate Shade to Partial SunLight Shade to Full Sun
DENSITYThin to ModerateModerateModerate to ThickThick
IDEAL MOW HEIGHT1.5 inches3 to 7 inches2 – 3 inches2 – 3 inches
MOWING FREQUENCY1 – 2 times per weekMonthlyWeeklyBi-Weekly
BAG OR MULCHAlternateEitherAlternateAlternate
THATCH PROBLEMSModerateLowModerateLow to Moderate
DROUGHT TOLERANCEModerate – HighHighLowModerate- High
DISEASE PROBLEMSLow to ModerateLowModerate – HighLow
WEED ISSUESModerate – HighModerate, particularly broadleaf weedsModerateLow
KID / PET FRIENDLYYes, though dog urine kills the grassYes, for large pets.  Wear shoes. Grass is coarse.NoYes
FERTILIZER DEMANDSEvery 1 – 2 months during growing season1 or twice during growing season3 times per year2 times per year
SEED, SOD, PLUGSSeed (common or improved), Plugs & Sod (hybrid)Seed, Sod, PlugsSod, PlugsSeed (not ideal), Sod or Plugs (best)
COST FOR NEW LAWNModerate to HighModerateModerate to HighHigh
OVERALL EFFORT TO MAINTAINModerate – HighLowModerateModerate
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