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The Best Commercial Sod for Your Property

Nov 30, 2017 | Turfgrass Products

Many people use sod to beautify their lawns at home, but it can also be used to keep your commercial property looking fresh and appealing to visitors.

Depending on the type of commercial property you have, different types of sod could be more beneficial over others – and there is a lot to choose from. It is important to consider many different things when deciding which turfgrass product is right for you, including how much sun the area will get and how much foot traffic it gets.

Here are the three most popular types of sod for commercial applications:

1. EMPIRE Turf™ zoysia

2. Bahia

3. Bermudagrass

EMPIRE Turf™ zoysia grass is popular not only for its soft-to-the-touch feel but also for its fine, tight blade growth, which can accommodate a variety of activities without showing too much wear and tear. The latter is one of the major reasons it is used in commercial applications such as theme parks, office complexes, and master planned communities.

It is also requires less maintenance and is perfect for the tropical Florida climate. EMPIRE Turf™ is one of the few grasses rated to perform well in all zones, and it can thrive in varying soils and climatic conditions.

Bahia grass is a popular, all-purpose grass because it is an aggressive grower and low maintenance once it has been established. This type of sod has increased in popularity due to its ability to survive heavy drought periods, which Central Florida has been know to experience. It has a much better tolerance for drought than many other St. Augustine grasses, due largely to its extensive root system.

Bermudagrass is known as a very rugged grass, as it has tough runners and rhizomes, and deep roots to provide strength and excellent wearability. It is popular for golf courses and other types of sports applications due to its strength and versatility.