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Grass Species Comparison Chart

  Classic St. Augustine CitraBlue St. Augustine Palisades Zoysia Emerald Zoysia TifTuf Bermuda Centipede
Shade Tolerance Excellent Excellent Excellent Good Fair Low
Water Requirement High Medium Low Medium Low Medium
Cold Tolerance Good Low Excellent Good Excellent Fair
Leaf Texture Coarse Coarse Medium Fine Fine Medium
Mowing Height 1½"-3½" 1½"-2½" ½"-2½" 1"-1½" ½"-2" 1½"-2"
Fertilizer Demands High Low Medium Medium Medium Low
Salinity Tolerance Good Good Good Good Good Low
Traffic & Wear Tolerance Fair Fair Good Good Excellent Low