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Grass Choices for Sun or Shade Lawns

Zoysia: sun, part shade, lower water use than St. Augustine

  • Fine-blade zoysia
    • Zeon
    • Cavalier
    • Emerald
  • Wider-blade zoysia:
    • Palisades (most drought tolerant)
    • Empire
    • El Toro

Bermuda: Sun, traffic (kids & dogs), good drought tolerance

  • 419 Tifway (not such a pest to flower beds like common Bermuda)
  • Celebration

St. Augustine: Sun, moderate shade

  • Palmetto (more drought and cold resistant than common St. Augustine; finer blade, resemble Palisades zoysia)