San Antonio Sod Comparison
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
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
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 as Buffalo and Bermuda grasses. It is a 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.
The Best Installation Process
10 Step Sod Installation Process
We have a proven Sod Installation Process developed by Horticulture Experts that will ensure that you have the best lawn in your neighborhood!
SAN ANTONIO SOD INSTALLATION COMPARISON
The most important step to having a beautiful lawn in choosing the right type of lawn for your property.
Prices are based on the installation of Pallets – Estimates will be given on per job basis. Including the 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 change at anytime
|COMPARISON CHART||BERMUDA||BUFFALO||ST AUGUSTINE||ZOYSIA|
|IDEAL FOR:||High traffic, barefoot play, and beautiful green color.||Low maintenance and dry weather in the Great Plains||Coastal areas, very warm temperatures, moist soils, and shade tolerance.||High traffic, moderate maintenance lawns as far north as D.C. and Little Rock.|
|SOIL TYPES||Clay, 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 PH||5.5 – 7.5||7.0 – 7.5||6.5 – 7.5||6.0 – 7.0|
|SUMMER TEMPS||To 115º F|
90º+ for best growth
|To 100º F||To 115º F||To 115º F|
|WINTER TEMPS||To -8º F||To 15º F||To 35º F||To 0º F|
|SUN / SHADE||Full Sun||Full Sun||Moderate Shade to Partial Sun||Light Shade to Full Sun|
|DENSITY||Thin to Moderate||Moderate||Moderate to Thick||Thick|
|IDEAL MOW HEIGHT||1.5 inches||3 to 7 inches||2 – 3 inches||2 – 3 inches|
|MOWING FREQUENCY||1 – 2 times per week||Monthly||Weekly||Bi-Weekly|
|BAG OR MULCH||Alternate||Either||Alternate||Alternate|
|THATCH PROBLEMS||Moderate||Low||Moderate||Low to Moderate|
|DISEASE PROBLEMS||Low to Moderate||Low||Moderate-High||Low|
|WEED ISSUES||Moderate-High||Moderate, particularly broadleaf weeds||Moderate||Low|
|KID / PET FRIENDLY||Yes, though dog urine kills the grass||Yes, for large pets. Wear shoes. Grass is coarse.||No||Yes|
|FERTILIZER DEMANDS||Every 1 – 2 months during growing season||1 or twice during growing season||3 times per year||2 times per year|
|SEED, SOD, PLUGS||Seed (common or improved), Plugs & Sod (hybrid)||Seed, Sod, Plugs||Sod, Plugs||Seed (not ideal), Sod or Plugs (best)|
|COST FOR NEW LAWN||Moderate to High||Moderate||Moderate to High||High|
|OVERALL EFFORT TO MAINTAIN||Moderate-High||Low||Moderate||Moderate|