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Shade tolerant grass for lawns

Grass varieties for shade tolerant lawns in Macon / Warner Robins.

There are several grass varieties for shade tolerant lawns in Macon / Warner Robins.  We will discuss each variety in depth in this article and discuss the advantages to these grass types that will survive in shade.

Varieties of grass that will create a successful lawn in shady conditions in Macon / Warner Robins.

Emerald Zoysia

This grass variety is a great option for lawns with little sunlight in Macon / Warner Robins.  This grass type typically needs a minimum of four hours of sunlight.  This grass variety is probably one of the most resistant shade tolerant varieties to disease and insects, but it is still susceptible.  Bermuda turf grass is one of the most disease and insect resistant grasses, but it is not tolerant of any shade.  Emerald zoysia is a fine bladed grass that will provide an extremely dense lush lawn.  Because of its density it is more resistant to weeds, but it will still require a lawn care program to prevent weeds.

Grass varieties for shade tolerant lawns

Emerald Zoysia Lawn in Warner Robins, GA.

Zeon Zoysia

This grass variety is almost identical to emerald zoysia.  It is a very fine bladed grass type and shares most of the same attributes of emerald zoysia.  It is a great option for the Macon / Warner Robins area.  This turf will create a lawn that is a beautiful lush green.

Grass varieties for shade tolerant lawns

Zeon Zoysia Lawn in Warner Robins, GA

St. Augustine

St. Augustine turf is a classic turf that has been around for years in the Macon / Warner Robins area.  It is most commonly available in Florida.  It is the most susceptible turf grass to disease and also insects.  It is extremely shade tolerant and requires a minimum of 3-4 hours of direct sunlight.  Because of its susceptibility to chinch bugs and disease,it typically requires a proactive lawn care program.  The leaf on St. Augustine is much wider than emerald and zeon zoysia and it is typically maintained at a higher mowing height.  Most turf farms around the Macon / Warner Robins area have stopped selling St. Augustine grasses because of the multitude of problems it has.

Grass varieties for shade tolerant lawns

St Augustine Lawn in Macon, GA

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