Choosing the Best Grass for Your New Sod

If you have decided this is the summer that you will finally have that beautiful green lawn you have always wanted, you have probably decided to lay sod. Spring is the perfect time to lay sod so the roots have a chance to take hold before the warmer summer weather. However, just laying sod is not enough to guarantee a beautiful lawn; you also need the right type of grass to suite your property and lifestyle. Here are three popular choices and their pros and cons:

Meyer Zoysia

If you are looking for the deep green lawn reminiscent of the professional golf courses, Meyer Zoysia is a good variety to choose. This grass is often used in professional applications due to its dense, thick turf and slow growing attributes. It does well in sun and partial shade, making it a great all-around grass.


If you have a sunny yard with very little shade, Bermuda grass is an excellent choice. Bermuda performs best in direct sun and provides a dense, green lawn that can handle heavy traffic. This is a great grass for those who have pets or kids that will be playing on the lawn. It does grow in clay soil but does best in sandy soils. This is a higher maintenance grass, but does not need much irrigation.


If you live in an area where you can have green grass all year round, Fescue may be the right choice for your home. If you have shady areas, Fescue is tolerant of both sun and shade. Because it is green all year, it will need more maintenance, with watering needed for areas in direct sun.

Talk to your local landscape supplier about these and other grass options for your new sod to choose the best option for your specific home and region.

Posted on behalf of:
Green Brothers Earth Works
680 Franklin Rd, SE
Marietta, GA 30067
(770) 590-8220

Selecting the Right Sod Type For Your Climate

You know you want a beautiful lush lawn, however when it comes to choosing a sod type, you might be wondering what the differences are. Although there is a wide variety of types of sod that give many different benefits, from low maintenance to high traffic, one of the basic factors that with determine what sod is best for your lawn will be climate.

Sods For Colder Climates

If you live in an area that is cooler, the grass will need to be able to withstand temperature and moisture changes. You want a grass that can take periods of drought during the summer after long, cold winters. Some good choices include Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass. 

Sods For Hotter Climates

For areas with warmer temperatures throughout the year, you have many options you can choose from. Some of the higher quality sods include the zoysia grass, which requires less mowing and stands up to heavy foot traffic. A more reasonably priced option is Bermuda grass, which does well in hot temperatures and in heavy traffic, however it does require more maintenance.

Sods For Mid-Range Climates

For those in areas that have cool winters, yet not cold, there are even more choices. You can lean toward whichever end you choose, depending on whether your weather is more hot or more cold. In many cases a blend or hybrid sod may be your best bet, giving you the best of two or more grasses.

Before buying any sod, consult with a professional to discuss traffic needs, sunlight and moisture requirements to find the best sod for your particular needs. There are sods in every climate type that will be better suited for each situation.

Posted on behalf of Clayton Hulen, Green Brothers Earth Works