Central Florida Turfgrass Products

Transform your residential or commercial property into a showstopper by selecting the right turfgrass product for your central Florida lawn. Whether you’re looking for a turfgrass with a premium look and feel or one that will withstand high foot traffic, Lake Jem Farms offers an extensive line of turfgrass products to achieve many lawn goals. Browse our turfgrasses below to see how we can help you create the lawn of your dreams!

The Best Turfgrasses for Florida Lawns 

While central Florida’s sub-tropical climate attracts residents and visitors alike, its high humidity, high heat, and occasional drought periods can wreak havoc on lawns unless it has the right grass and proper maintenance care. Lake Jem Farms has spent years growing the best grass types for our Florida weather which include:


Empire Turf Zoysia Grass


EMPIRE Turf zoysia is a Brazilian zoysia japonica. It has a lush green color and fine, tight blade growth that is soft to the touch. This turfgrass can handle a variety of activities without suffering much damage. Not only is Zoysia grass attractive, it’s also durable thanks to its deep, thick root structure. At Lake Jem Farms, we use EMPIRE Turf™ Zoysia grass because it’s more hardy than other Zoysia grasses and requires less maintenance, making it a popular choice for golf courses, theme parks, master planned communities, office complexes, and other commercial areas.


Celebration Bermudagrass


Celebration is a deep blue-green bermudagrass that has finished best in numerous university research studies for wear tolerance and recovery, drought resistance and tolerance and bermudagrass shade tolerance. Found in professional and college sports fields, golf courses and home lawns throughout the country, Celebration performs well across a variety of applications. Celebration is currently being used in numerous applications: homes, professional golf and sports venues and parks throughout the southern United States and throughout the world.


Tifway 419 Bermudagrass


This Bermudagrass hybrid was introduced in the 1960s that’s known for being a short, dense mat like variety. Its name comes from being developed and improved in Tifton, Georgia at a turf breeding program. Tifway has an excellent wear tolerance making it ideal for high traffic areas such as sports fields and golf courses. It thrives in the sun but also exhibits good cold weather tolerance in mild or moderate winter weather as well as a high drought and heat tolerance thanks to its fast recovery rate. It also has less maintenance since it experiences little to no weeds, insects, and diseases.


Palmetto St. Augustine


Palmetto® St. Augustine is the most sold patented turfgrass in the world with more than one billion square feet sold. Selected for better color and finer texture. Palmetto demonstrates superior shade, cold, frost, heat and drought tolerance. This versatile turfgrass is used across the southern United States from the Carolinas to California under a wide range of climate and soil conditions making it the ideal choice for residential and commercial use. Palmetto® St. Augustine is a proven versatile grass that is a standard in many regions.


Seville St. Augustine


While Seville St. Augustine grass grows well in both shade and full sun, it’s sensitive to cold temperatures. It’s a semi-dwarf, fine-leaved variety with a blue-green color that can tolerate a wide range of pH levels. It’s a popular variety for lawns with moderate shade and that only receive six to seven hours of sunlight.


Floratam St. Augustine

Floratam St. Augustine is used a lot in Florida as it was designed for hot, humid climates. Although it’s not the softest of grasses, it grows fast and has longer, thicker blades than other St. Augustine varieties. The blades may look coarse up close but when seen from a distance, they create a plush-looking lawn. It requires at least 8 hours or more of sunlight a day for optimal growth which is why it should be used in sunny areas.


Bahia Grass


Bahia grass is an all-purpose grass that can survive heavy drought periods thanks to its extensive root system. Additionally, it’s the second most common grass in central Florida as it can grow in sandy soil and doesn’t require constant fertilizing. This low maintenance grass is also less susceptible to fungal infections or insect problems.

Lake Jem Farms has spent years growing the best grass types for our Florida weather

Before purchasing any turfgrass, it’s crucial that you examine the lawn’s environmental conditions to ensure the grass will stay green and fresh. The turfgrass your neighbor, friend, or co-worker uses doesn’t necessarily mean that it’ll be right for your lawn which is why partnering with a trusted sod farm is key to achieving a healthy, great-looking lawn.


Central Florida Sod Installation Services


Lake Jem Farms is a leading sod farm and installation company with four locations throughout central Florida. We do everything possible to make the process of re-sodding and new sod installation as seamless as possible through prompt delivery and competitive pricing.

We’re always striving to make significant improvements towards the production and availability of quality turfgrasses. Call 352-383-7196 or contact Lake Jem Farms online to request an estimate!

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