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Call us for a free estimate for all your sod needs. Whether you just need a pallet, or you need to renovate your whole yard, we can help you decide which sod type will do best in your property.

Argentine Bahia

Sun Tolerance: Excellent
Shade Tolerance: Low
Grass Color: Light green
Grass Texture: Coarse
Drought Tolerance: Excellent
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Traffic Tolerance: Good
Planting Zones: 10; lower parts of zone 9
Recommended Planting Dates: Spring through summer
Mowing Height: 2”-3”

    Bahia, also known as Bahiagrass or Argentine Bahia, is some of the most hardy grass you can have in your Southwest Florida lawn, which is located in lower zone 9. Growing in Cape Coral, Pine Island, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples, Argentine Bahia is the perfect choice of sod for your yard. We highly recommend Bahia for any landscaping projects or touch ups you want to have done for your yard.

    Argentine Bahia  was developed for its forage production quality. In essence, this grass is low-maintenance and hardy in the conditions that Southwest Florida can throw at us. Its low water requirements are particularly beneficial during our drier winter season because its root system runs deep and is able to hold moisture for longer periods of time than other grasses.

    In addition to the natural elements, Bahia does well in high-traffic areas. So if you have a dog or kids who like to play in the yard, know that Bahiagrass will hold up and will not deteriorate because of high traffic.

    This variety of Bahiagrass tends to tolerate limited shade and poorly drained fields better than other grasses, such as the Bermuda grass. Take this into consideration when observing your yard and picturing where your grass is going to go.

    If you do not already know, it is recommended that your soil is tested before establishing sod in your yard. Fortunately, Argentine Bahia does well in poor, sandy soil. Bahiagrass prefers pH between 5.5 and 6.5.

Call JMC Landscaping us today at (239) 558-5943 to check our inventory!

Disclaimer

Due to the fragile nature of sod grasses, all sales are final and there are no guarantees or refunds even if you follow all the care instructions on our website. For any type of sod to survive, it requires a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of sunlight per day and must be sprayed to prevent fungus and pests. Lack of proper maintenance for one day could cause newly installed sod to die. Due to the weight of our equipment and product upon delivery, damages may occur on driveways and sidewalks. The driver will only follow the customer’s instructions. By continuing with this purchase, you agree to release JMC Landscaping of any responsibility of such damages.

Bermuda

Sun Tolerance: Excellent

Shade Tolerance: Low

Grass Color: Medium to dark green

Grass Texture: Moderately fine

Drought Tolerance: Excellent

Disease Resistance: Very good

Traffic Tolerance: Excellent

Planting Zones: 2,3,5,8,9,10,11,12

Recommended Planting Dates: Early Spring

Mowing Height: 1″ – 1 1/2″

   Here at JMC Landscaping, we sell the high quality Bermuda grass, known as a reputable and popular sod for Southwest Florida and your landscaping needs. Bermuda grass is by far one of the most popular and widely planted grasses in the United States. Bermuda grass is extremely hardy and a beautiful grass to have in your yard. Bermuda grass is the perfect for your Cape Coral, Pine Island, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, or Naples home!

   Known as the “Turf of the South” Bermuda grass is known to be a thick, lush, and very fast self-spreading grass. So if you are looking to get your lawn established quicker than some other grasses, Bermuda is for you! It is recommended that you begin planting Bermuda in the Spring because late-Spring and Summer are the best seasons for Bermuda to grow.

   Since Bermuda is perennial, it’ll keep coming back and growing even more actively the second and third year around.

   Bermuda grass also has an extensive root system that grows anywhere from 6 inches to 6 feet under certain circumstances, although that depth is uncommon. Its root system provides great resilience to heat and drought conditions, hence its preference among Southwest Florida homeowners.

   In addition to its resiliency, Bermuda is fast growing and will need regular trimming during the rainy season. It is recommended, as noted above, to keep the grass to a 1 to 1 ½ inch height to prevent overgrowth. This grass will flourish under full sun and proper drainage. Good drainage is important because the grass might otherwise start to form a fungus; this is common among any type of sod or grass with poor drainage.

   If you are looking for grass that feels good on your feet, looks good on your lawn, and thrives year after year, then Bermuda grass is right for you and your yard or next landscaping project.

Call JMC Landscaping us today at (239) 558-5943 to check our inventory

Disclaimer

Due to the fragile nature of sod grasses, all sales are final and there are no guarantees or refunds even if you follow all the care instructions on our website. For any type of sod to survive, it requires a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of sunlight per day and must be sprayed to prevent fungus and pests. Lack of proper maintenance for one day could cause newly installed sod to die. Due to the weight of our equipment and product upon delivery, damages may occur on driveways and sidewalks. The driver will only follow the customer’s instructions. By continuing with this purchase, you agree to release JMC Landscaping of any responsibility of such damages.

Empire Zoysia

Sun Tolerance: Excellent

Shade Tolerance: Moderate

Grass Color: Dark green

Grass Texture: Wide blade/Soft feel

Drought Tolerance: Excellent

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Traffic Tolerance: Excellent

Planting Zones: 10; lower parts of zone 9

Recommended Planting Dates: Spring through summer

Mowing Height: 1-2”

   The Empire Zoysia sod is another favorite among Southwest Florida landscapers and homeowners. This cultivar of zoysia is a natural variety that was discovered in Brazil.

   We particularly enjoy providing Empire Zoysia sod to you because of its natural ability to thrive in our tropical climate and because of its beauty. Its unique wide blades and emerald green color are among the top reasons why people choose to plant Empire Zoysia.

   Empire Zoysia is a great choice for Southwest Florida, especially in Cape Coral, Pine Island, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples, because of how durable and low-maintenance it is. In addition to its heat-tolerance, this Zoysia cultivar is extremely drought tolerant, recovers from trampling well, resists weeds and chinch bugs.

   Also, if you do not like to mow your lawn more than once a week, you are in luck. Empire Zoysia is a relatively slow vertical growing sod that should be mowed down to a height of about 2 inches.

   Due to the Empire Zoysia’s deep root system, it does not require as much water as other turf grasses might. This is especially good news for homeowners who do not want to water as much during our drier winter months.

   This is also because the grass becomes more “dormant” and enters a pseudo-hibernation mode where the growing slows down and the watering needs become relatively minimal compared to the rainy summer season.

   We highly recommend Empire Zoysia for the Southwest Florida homeowner’s yard. It’s soft to the touch, low maintenance, and one of the most durable turf sods around. You won’t be disappointed!

Call JMC Landscaping us today at (239) 558-5943 to check our inventory!

Disclaimer

Due to the fragile nature of sod grasses, all sales are final and there are no guarantees or refunds even if you follow all the care instructions on our website. For any type of sod to survive, it requires a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of sunlight per day and must be sprayed to prevent fungus and pests. Lack of proper maintenance for one day could cause newly installed sod to die. Due to the weight of our equipment and product upon delivery, damages may occur on driveways and sidewalks. The driver will only follow the customer’s instructions. By continuing with this purchase, you agree to release JMC Landscaping of any responsibility of such damages.

Floratam

Sun Tolerance: Excellent
Shade Tolerance: Moderate
Grass Color: Dark green
Grass Texture: Coarse
Drought Tolerance: Good
Disease Resistance: Good
Traffic Tolerance: Moderate
Planting Zones: 8, 9 and 10
Recommended Planting Dates: Spring through summer
Mowing Height: 1 ½ – 2”

   First developed in 1973, Floratam is a hybrid cultivar of St. Augustine grass that was created for warmer climates, like we have in Southwest Florida. Floratam is a widely used grass, especially in places like Cape Coral, Pine Island, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples. Homeowners and landscapers use Floratam typically when establishing new yards because of its ability to thrive in warm conditions and its fast growth rate.

    Floratam typically needs a full day’s sun and will not do as well in shady locations. It also needs a good amount of water, up toward an inch or so a week during the summer months. Like most grasses, it does not need as much water during the winter months and the maintenance will be minimal.

    The Floratam variety is not as dense as other grasses, and its course texture is a favorite among homeowners who like to enjoy their yard. However, if there is going to be a lot of physical activity on the yard, you might notice its limited ability to withstand heavy use. Fortunately, Floratam is a fast grower and is known to recuperate quickly.

    Floratam is also drought resistant, which is important during our winter months. It is also highly recommended that winter fertilizer be applied to your Floratam lawn in the Fall, around October. This is known as preconditioning and is recommended because Floratam, unlike other hardy grasses, will die if the temperature reaches 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, we know that is not very common in Southwest Florida but sometimes we do get those cold snaps once or twice per winter.

    Additionally, Floratam might lose its color in the winter months but do not fret, as soon as Spring rolls around, Floratam quickly turns green and is ready for another warm, Southwest Florida summer!

    Call JMC Landscaping us today at (239) 558-5943 to check our inventory!

Disclaimer

Due to the fragile nature of sod grasses, all sales are final and there are no guarantees or refunds even if you follow all the care instructions on our website. For any type of sod to survive, it requires a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of sunlight per day and must be sprayed to prevent fungus and pests. Lack of proper maintenance for one day could cause newly installed sod to die. Due to the weight of our equipment and product upon delivery, damages may occur on driveways and sidewalks. The driver will only follow the customer’s instructions. By continuing with this purchase, you agree to release JMC Landscaping of any responsibility of such damages.

St Augustine Palmetto

Sun Tolerance: Excellent

Shade Tolerance: Great

Grass Color: Dark green

Grass Texture: Fine

Drought Tolerance: Excellent

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Traffic Tolerance: Good

Planting Zones: 10; lower parts of zone 9

Recommended Planting Dates: Spring through summer

Mowing Height: 1 ½” to 3”

   St. Augustine Palmetto sod is a popular grass among Southwest Florida landscapers and homeowners. This grass thrives in our tropical, warm-climate is a low-maintenance choice for your lawn. Due to its hardiness, Palmetto is great for parks and golf courses as well.

   St. Augustine Palmetto is a dark green grass with a finer texture than just regular St. Augustine grass. St. Augustine is a fine choice, but the Palmetto variation has more of the qualities many areas in Southwest Florida, such as Cape Coral, Pine Island, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples, prefer. One of those qualities is the deep root system that allows for the St. Augustine Palmetto to establish itself quickly and withstand just about anything our climate can throw at it.

   Additionally, our Palmetto grass is known to withstand the occasional frosty winter night. The local pests, such as chinch bugs, also have a hard time getting a foothold on the Palmetto variety due to its finer texture.

   St. Augustine Palmetto maintenance includes mowing the grass to a height of 1 ½ to 2 ½ inches and ensuring it gets about 1 inch of water per week. During the first season of planting the grass, it is recommended that any weeds that grow are pulled by hand since chemical weed killers may inhibit the deep root establishment process of Palmetto.

   Unlike most grasses, St. Augustine Palmetto actually does well in partially shady conditions. The thickness and color of Palmetto is minimally affected by a lack of sun. In fact, your grass will do just fine receiving 5 to 6 hours of sunshine per day.

Call JMC Landscaping us today at (239) 558-5943 to check our inventory!

Disclaimer

Due to the fragile nature of sod grasses, all sales are final and there are no guarantees or refunds even if you follow all the care instructions on our website. For any type of sod to survive, it requires a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of sunlight per day and must be sprayed to prevent fungus and pests. Lack of proper maintenance for one day could cause newly installed sod to die. Due to the weight of our equipment and product upon delivery, damages may occur on driveways and sidewalks. The driver will only follow the customer’s instructions. By continuing with this purchase, you agree to release JMC Landscaping of any responsibility of such damages.