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Grass Species Comparison Chart

  Classic St. Augustine BA-189 Zoysia Emerald Zoysia Palisades Zoysia Toccoa GreenĀ® Centipede Bermuda 419
Shade Tolerance Excellent Good Good Good Good Fair Poor
Water Requirement Medium-High Medium Low Low Low Low-Medium Low-Medium
Cold Tolerance Fair Good Fair Good Good Good Good
Leaf Texture Coarse Medium Fine Medium Fine Medium Fine
Mowing Height 1.5-3.5 inches 1-2 inches 1-1.5 inches 0.5-2.5 inches 0.5-1.5 inches 1.5-2 inches 0.5-1.5 inches
Mowing Frequency 5-7 Days 7-10 Days 5-7 Days 7-10 Days 5-7 Days 7-14 Days 3-7 Days
Fertilizer Demands Medium-High Medium Medium Medium Low Very Low High
Salinity Tolerance Very Good Good Good Good Fair Poor Excellent
Traffic & Wear Tolerance Good Good Good Good Excellent Poor Excellent