St. Augustine Palmetto Sod

Sod Types


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!


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. 

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