The Best Texas Sod for Your Lawn, Part 2
Creating the ideal yard requires a planning and preparation. In the first part of our series on Texas sod, we listed some of the most popular and successful varieties of grass that are planted in the state. At Blooms Landcare, we would like to provide a few more options, as well as some tips to keep your Fort Worth lawn green throughout the year.
This variety of Texas sod is similar to St. Augustine in its drought tolerance, but is slightly less shade tolerant. Zoyosia is a fine-bladed grass that produces a soft carpet, which is ideal for lawns. There are several zoyosia varieties that do well in Texas, including:
- El Toro
One of the downfalls of planting zoyosia is that it is slow-growing and is not available as seed, which can make it difficult to fill in bare spots.
This grass is a good option for shady lawns, as it does not stand up to heat as well as some of the other varieties. It does require more water in order to keep it alive during the summer, but can provide ample coverage in the cooler parts of the state.
Keeping Your Sod Alive
Once you have decided on the type of sod you like, you need to take good care of it to ensure that it thrives in your yard. Follow these tips for a healthy lawn all year long:
- Water frequently at first, then taper off as your sod becomes established.
- Fertilize three weeks after planting, but no more than three times during the growing season.
- Keep the lawn mowed on a regular basis.