The Best Sod and Grass Seed Types For Houston

Posted by George Bravos on

There are several types of sod that can be successful in Houston, Texas, but the best choice will depend on the specific conditions of your lawn and your personal preferences. Here are a few types of sod and grass seed and or plugs to consider.


Top 5 Sod And Grass Seed Types For Houston

1. St. Augustine Grass

Saint Augustine is a popular choice for lawns in Houston because it is well-suited to the hot and humid climate. It is a durable grass that can tolerate partial shade and is resistant to pests. However, it does require regular watering and mowing just like other grass but does best with the weather.

2. Bermuda Grass

Bermudagrass is known for its ability to tolerate heat and drought, making it a good choice for Houston's hot and dry climate. It is a low-maintenance grass that is resistant to pests, but it may not perform well in areas with heavy foot traffic. Bermudagrass is versatile and can be used for lawns or professionally in sporting events. Bermudagrass also self heals and goes dormant during the colder months for even further water savings.

3. Hybrid Tall Fescue

Tall fescue has been becoming more popular in Texas due to the recent changes in weather. Fescue while a cool season grass does well in Houston and will not go dormant during the cold but stay green and thriving. Tall fescue does not spread like bermudagrass meaning you will not find it anywhere but your lawn. Our new hybrid tall fescue roots deeper than Bermudas but does not creep like a bermuda grass. 

Great for homes with pets since the lawn will not be destroyed as easily as a sleeping bermudagrass.

4. Zoysia Grass

Zoysia has been making waves ever since coming out. Zoysia sod is low maintenance and comes in two versions, thinner bladed and a mixture of thin and thicker blades. zoysia can take sun and shade applications and grows slower than the other options above.

5. Phyla Nodiflora Lippia Texas Turkey Tangle

Texas Turkey Tangle, also known as Lippia, Phyla Nodiflora Lippia, and Frog Fruit. The Texas Turkey Tangle loves that Texas sun! The Lippia loves the sun and heat and does great in Texas climate. The Texas Turkey Tangle is also able to tolerate single digit temperatures if need be. 

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