DD CUSTOM
   PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE SERVICES INC.
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TURFGRASSES AND MULCH


  ST. AUGUSTINE -

St. Augustine grass is widely adapted to the warm, humid (subtropical) regions of the world. It is believed to be native to the coastal regions of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean. St. Augustinegrass is the most commonly used lawn grass in Florida 

Advantages

St. Augustinegrass produces a green to blue-green dense turf that is well adapted to most soils and climatic regions in Florida. It has relatively good salt tolerance, and certain cultivars have better shade tolerance than other warm-season grass species. St. Augustinegrass establishes quickly and easily and may be planted as sod, sprigs, or plugs.

Disadvantages

St. Augustinegrass, like most turfgrasses, has certain cultural and pest problems. It requires water to remain green and healthy and may require supplemental irrigation during extended dry periods. It has poor wear tolerance and does not hold up to repeated foot or vehicular traffic. It goes into winter dormancy in parts of the state and turns a brown or tan color until springtime

There are several cultivars of St. Augustine grass available for use in Florida including Floratam, Bitter Blue, Palmetto and Seville.


   BAHIA -

Bahiagrass was introduced from Brazil in 1914. It was originally used as a pasture grass on the sandy soils of the southeastern United States.  Bahiagrass is a low-maintenance lawn grass that does well with limited water and fertilizer inputs.

Bahiagrass forms an extensive, deep root system. It sustains better than other grasses in infertile, sandy soils and does not require high inputs of water or fertilizer. This makes it a good choice for home sites on large lots or acreage or for anywhere that there is no irrigation system. It should be noted that during extended drought periods, bahiagrass will go into a drought induced dormancy and turn brown until conditions become favorable for regrowth.

Bahiagrass has few insect problems, but it is susceptible to mole crickets. It does not have good tolerance for shade, traffic, or saltwater. Bahiagrass grows in an open growth habit, which can result in weed encroachment into sparse areas. It has a coarse leaf texture and provides less cushioning for recreational activities than some other species. Bahiagrass does best in full sun.


   BERMUDA -

Bermuda grass is one of the most popular of the warm season grasses. Bermuda grass can be easily planted from grass seed, sod or grass plugs. Bermudagrass is planted for beautiful, durable grass lawns, nutritious and traffic tolerant pastures, sports turf, golf courses, athletic fields, and more. This perennial grass grows in tropical, sub-tropical and the transition zones.

In the warmer tropical south, during average rainfall years, Bermuda will retain a beautiful green color all year round. This grass can be grown on low to high maintenance schedules depending upon the usage. Lawns planted in Bermudagrass can attain full lawn coverage in just one year. It is not uncommon for seeded or plugged Bermuda grass lawns to be established within 60-90 days. Note that when temperatures drop, to the point of frost, bermuda grass will go dormant and turn brown until temperatures rise again in the Spring and growth resumes.





MULCH


   STANDARD CYPRESS MULCH                                       


   PINE BARK NUGGET                                        


   RED CYPRESS MULCH                                  


   FIBAR

Best quality.
Fibar® Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) is not “mulch” or “wood chips.” It is made only from Virgin Wood, never used wood. Fibar EWF meets all the requirements of ASTM F1292 for safety, F2075 for purity, and F1951 for wheelchair access. All testing certified by IPEMA.

(Note: Because of safety and accessibility concerns, we do not sell rubber mulch.)


DD Custom Landscape Inc.    PO Box 343    Odessa, Florida 33556      (813) 760-3431      Email: DDCustom@msn.com