Don’t let the first impression that clients and customers have of your company be a sad one; spruce up your business’ curb appeal and give your sod a lift. Brown, damaged, or unhealthy grass, lawns, and greenspace are not conveying the right message to your consumer audience. Consider some simple sod solutions that are ideal for your specific grow-zone.
Is your sod sad? Spruce up your business with these grass and greenspace options:
The perfect sod for the warm summers in the South is St. Augustinegrass; this turf grows aggressively during spring, summer, and fall, becoming dormant during winter months. This species comes from coastal areas and is noted for its cool turquoise-color and broad leaves. This sod is dense, so it will bring a lush quality to your lawn, and is a popular choice for borders, too. You will find St. Augustinegrass available widely in sod, sprigs, and plugs, and its tolerance to salt makes it a viable option for homes and businesses along or on the coast.
Bermudagrass is commonly found planted in the region, usually in spots where the turf matters, like golf courses and athletic fields. You will also find high-end homeowners implementing Bermudagrass for lush greenspaces. Bermudagrass is sometimes called ‘wiregrass’ and is lauded for its low-maintenance beauty and dense quality. This species originates in Africa and does best when well-fertilied and in full-sun. Bermudagrass is hardy, with a tolerance for salt so it can also be used in landscapes on the water, and it holds up well to wear-and-tear. Bermudagrass is a great option when you want your lawn to fill-in quickly, as it transitions well and spreads quickly.
The Carolinas are ideal for Zoysiagrass, a sod that prefers the warm months and full sun. Originally from Asia, this sod lies dormant in the winter and yields a dense, lush lawn during spring, summer, into fall. While this species can handle partial shade, it will thin-out in these conditions. Zoysiagrass is slow-growing, and is usually implemented with plugs and sod, as seed is a challenge to establish. Zoysizgrass does require some commitment and maintenance, including at least three fertilizations per year, though ideally five per grow-season.
Centipedegrass is not the best option for coastal properties, as it has poor salt tolerance and does not hold up well to wear-and-tear. In actuality, Centipedegrass is used where you want a lush, appealing lawn that is primarily for ‘looks’, which is why it is a great choice for business landscapes. This species is low-growing with a yellowish-green color. Since it doesn’t require fertilization, it is easy to maintain and a slow-grower.
Sad sod? Talk to the experts about these four distinctive options for your business’ greenspace. Let the landscape professionals at Carolina Services Grounds Division in Charleston give your lawn a lift!