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- On May 19, 2021
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Designing a landscape for commercial real estate in southern Florida requires a thorough understanding of the climate and how it affects plants and grasses. Planting the wrong plants can result in a dry, brown disaster. Plant Professionals can help you design a proper South Florida lawn for your property. Our professional team can also install it and then help you maintain it.
What Kind of Grass Is Best for Tropical Climates?
In a tropical climate, you need grass that can handle the heat, abundant sun, and high levels of humidity. Not every kind of grass can survive. Here are a few good choices that Plant Professionals recommends:
- Bermuda is another grass that handles heat well and can adjust to the soil conditions in most of the state, even those areas that are salty or dry. This is high on the list of best grass for tropical climates. It is a favorite product for custom lawn designs because it proliferates quickly and forms a thick grass carpet. The individual blades are fine and a brilliant green color almost year-round. The FloraTex variety is an excellent choice because of its leafy appearance. Bermuda doesn’t require much maintenance, and it’s a hardy plant that fights off most local pests and diseases.
- Centipedegrass produces a medium green blade with a coarse texture, making it a better choice when appearances matter but less pleasant to walk on. This low-maintenance grass grows well in tropical conditions and doesn’t need shade to survive but can tolerate it when necessary. Centipede grass does need regular watering during dry periods to avoid dormancy during the summer, even if that does happen, though this low-maintenance grass bounces back when the moisture returns.
- Fescue grass is versatile enough to do well in warm and cold temperatures. The vivid green color of its blades comes through in the warm South. Besides the visual appeal, Fescue grows fast and has a high tolerance for dry conditions. You often see Fescue planted with bluegrass. If your area has warm, humid summers and cool winters, this might be the grass for you. Fescue is a favorite for families who spend time playing in the yard.
- Seashore paspalum grows naturally in tropical climates and along coasts. It not only survives but thrives in hot weather; it does best in full sun and doesn’t like the shade. It is also unphased by salty ocean water. The deep green color provides excellent curb appeal to your home, and this grass requires little mowing. Sea Isle is the variety of choices for many landscapers.
- Zoysia grass originated in Asia and is often used on golf courses and sports fields because it can tolerate high foot traffic and doesn’t get hot underfoot. It’s ideal for South Florida because the density keeps weeds away. Zoysia japonica and tenuifolia are the two most common varieties of Zoysia used in this region.
Where Can I Learn More?
Plant Professionals can design a beautiful landscape for your South Florida property. We can help you choose the best grass to use in south Florida. For more than 12 years, we’ve been creating works of art in the tropical climate. We take care of everything from the design phase to the ongoing maintenance so you can relax and enjoy your beautiful outdoor spaces. Contact us today to get started or visit us in Homestead, FL 33030!