Our St. Augustine Grass Sod was Developed for Houston!
Call us at 281-431-7441. Our high-quality St. Augustine Grass Sod is ideally suited to a wide variety of project applications in the Houston area, and most of the grass sod we sell to homeowners in the Houston Metro area is St. Augustine grass.
At Houston Grass South, we sell Houston’s best St. Augustine sod at great prices with substantial discounts for larger quantities. Compare our quality and prices with the grass sod sold by Houston-area big box stores and you’ll buy your grass from Houston Grass South.
TamStar St. Augustine Grass Sod
TamStar grass is a new variety of St. Augustine developed by the scientists at Texas A&M. These researchers met with Texas grass farmers to identify the characteristics that are most desirable for Texas turf grasses. The Aggie Turf scientists then developed a new grass that combined all of these most desirable characteristics. That grass is TamStar. Here’s a link to the Aggie Turf brochure describing TamStar grass.
TamStar is a fine-bladed St. Augustine grass that is as shade tolerant as Palmetto St. Augustine. It produces a thick turf with a beautiful green color. It’s cold tolerant, and we’ve noticed on the farm that it greens up about two weeks earlier than the other grass varieties. It’s also resistant to gray leaf spot and the Southern Chinch Bug.
If you invest in a TamStar grass lawn, you’ll be benefiting from Aggie Turf research for years to come!
Raleigh St. Augustine Grass Sod
Potential disease problems for this variety of grass are gray leaf spot in the summer and brown patch in the fall. Both of these diseases are made more likely by over watering. They’re also more likely after fertilization.
These diseases can be prevented by an application of the fungicide Terraclor (PCNB). Terrachlor is the product of choice, but it is difficult to find. Scotts Lawn Fungus Control or Turficide is an alternative that can be found at home improvement stores.
Potential insect problem include chinch bugs. This insect becomes active during hot dry periods. They are first detected by brown patches in the lawn that do not recover after watering. A variety of liquid and granular insecticides are available to control chinch bugs. Make an application to the entire lawn and water thoroughly to eliminate the problem.
Please check our video on why you might pick Raleigh St. Augustine grass sod for your next lawn project.
Palmetto St. Augustine Grass Sod
Palmetto St. Augustine grass sod has finer textured leaves and stolens when compared to Raleigh St. Augustine grass. Tighter leaf spacing gives it a thicker look. Palmetto St. Augustine does not require the full sunlight that Raleigh St. Augustine requires, but it does need at least three to four hours of direct sunlight with filtered sun throughout the rest of the day.
Because of the denser turf appearance, it gives a better grass sod appearance in the shade. A massive root system gives Palmetto St. Augustine grass good drought resistance.
Potential disease problems for Palmetto St. Augustine grass as well as for Raleigh St. Augustine are gray leaf spot in the summer and brown patch in the fall. Both of these diseases are made more likely by over watering. They’re also more likely after fertilization.
These diseases can be prevented by an application of the fungicide, Terrachlor (PCNB). Terrachlor is the product of choice, but it is difficult to find. Scotts Lawn Fungus Control or Turficide is an alternative that can be found at home improvement stores.
Potential insect problems include chinch bugs. This insect becomes active during hot dry periods. They are first detected by brown patches in the lawn that do not recover after watering. A variety of liquid and granular insecticides are available to control chinch bugs. Make an application to the entire lawn and water thoroughly to eliminate the problem.
Please check our video about Palmetto St. Augustine grass sod.
Floratam St. Augustine Grass Sod
Floratam St. Augustine grass is a coarse textured St. Augustine grass variety. Stolons of Floratam are large and purplish-red in color. Leaf blades are wider and longer than the other St. Augustine grass varieties.
Some of the advantages of Floratam St. Augustine grass are that it is SAD Virus resistant, it resists some (NOT ALL) types of chinch bugs and it has been observed to be brown patch tolerant.
However, Floratam is not as cold tolerant as some of the other varieties of St. Augustine grass sod varieties. Floratam St. Augustine grass may suffer freeze damage when temperatures fall below freezing for extended periods. Because Floratam St. Augustine is not tolerant of cold, we don’t sell it to customers north of I-10.
For more information about Floratam St. Augustine grass, please check our video.
Buy Your St. Augustine Grass Sod from Houston Grass South!
Our grass comes from our family farm in Bay City, TX, and we’ve been in the grass business there for more than 30 years. We know the quality that’s grown into the grass and we’re confident that you’ll be happy with any St. Augustine grass sod you purchase from Houston Grass South. Call us at 281-431-7441 today!
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Some St. Augustine Grass Sod Reviews
Very good. The 6 pallets of sod (4 Palmetto and 2 Raleigh) delivered directly from Bay City farm were very fresh and of excellent quality. I subsequently purchased 130 pieces (4 trips) from the Arcola location. Most of the sod pieces were similarly of good quality, but I ended up with approximately 20 pieces from the lower portion of the pallet that were severely "matted down". These pieces appeared to be a few days old and subsequently struggled to "root". it appears they might survive, but I won't know for a few weeks.
Staff and delivery personnel all very professional. Raleigh St. Augustine from Houston Grass has done wonderfully!!! Stuff put in by builder has weeds and turned yellow, but Houston Grass sod looks like a golf course! Only complaint is that for our second truck load, the fork lift machine could not fit thru gate into backyard, which made the installation very tough.