Shade Tolerant Bermuda Grass

shade tolerant bermuda grass
    shade tolerant
  • (Shade tolerance) The ability to thrive in low light conditions. Most hardwoods are relatively shade tolerant. Most pines are not.
  • In ecology, shade tolerance is a plant's abilities to tolerate low light levels. The term is also used in horticulture and landscaping, although in this context its use is sometimes sloppy, especially with respect to labeling of plants for sale in nurseries.
  • (Shade Tolerance) This is how well a turf works in shaded areas. Some grass types have a better ability to work in areas that get more shade.
    bermuda grass
  • A creeping grass common in warmer parts of the world, used for lawns and pasture
  • Cynodon dactylon (syn. Panicum dactylon, Capriola dactylon), also known as durva grass, Bermuda Grass, Dubo, Dog's Tooth Grass, Bahama Grass, Devil's Grass, Couch Grass, Indian Doab, Arugampul, Grama, and Scutch Grass, is a grass native to north Africa, Asia and Australia and southern Europe.
  • Cynodon (Greek "Dog-tooth") is a genus of nine species of grasses, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of the Old World. The genus as a whole as well as its species are commonly known as Bermuda Grass or Dog's Tooth Grass.
  • trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India
shade tolerant bermuda grass - Savannah Bermudagrass
Savannah Bermudagrass 3lb.
Savannah Bermudagrass 3lb.
'Savannah' improved seeded bermudagrass was developed by Pure Seed Testing in North Carolina and first introduced in 1997. Offering dark-green color and medium-fine leaf texture, 'Savannah' forms a beautiful, dense, drought tolerant turf for full sun applications. Ideal for home, commercial, and sports turf applications, 'Savannah' is very wear tolerant with an aggressive growth habit and very early spring green-up. It may be mown to a ? inch cutting height with a reel mower or up 1? inches with a rotary mower. For improving older common bemudagrass lawns, consider a mid-Spring overseeding with 'Savannah'! Its improved turf characteristics will provide a definite boost in overall turf quality and appearance to older, common lawns. Please remember that 'Savannah', as with all bermudagrass selections, has very poor shade tolerance and should not be planted in areas that receive more than 2-3 hours of afternoon shade. Savannah is best planted, May through August. Fall plantings are not recommended. Seeding rate for new lawns: 4-6 lbs. of coated seed per 1,000 sq. ft. For overseeding existing lawns: 3 lbs. of coated seed per 1,000 sq. ft.

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St. Augustine Grass
St. Augustine Grass
St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) (also known as Charleston Grass in South Carolina) is a warm season lawn grass that is popular for use in tropical and subtropical regions. It is a low to medium maintenance grass that forms a thick, carpetlike lawn, crowding out most weeds and other grasses. Characteristics St. Augustine is a dark green grass with broad, flat blades. It spreads by above ground stolons and forms a dense layer of grass. St. Augustine is one of the most shade tolerant warm season grasses, thriving beneath partial shade of large trees, shrubs, and structures. St. Augustine grass is one type of grass that commonly exists in most Caribbean and Mediterranean areas. It breeds best in tropical climates. It is often seen in lagoons, marshes, shorelines and wherever there is a good amount of moisture. Sample of Palmetto St. Augustine with St. Augustine Decline infection. It is native to both sides of the Atlantic ocean,[1] including much of the southeastern United States,[2][3] Mexico,[1] and Central and South America.[1] It has escaped cultivation in California,[4] many Pacific islands,[1] and New Zealand.[1] [edit] Planting and propagation Only recently has commercially valuable viable seed for St. Augustine become available, so it has typically been propagated by plugs, sprigs, or sod. Once the grasses are cultivated, then they can propagate on their own. St. Augustine can grow in a wide range of soil types with 5.0 to 8.5 pH. St. Augustine grasses will be in full bloom between springtime and summer. St Augustine grass produces runners that allow it to grow and spread. [edit] Uses St. Augustine grasses are popularly used in pastures and ranches. They are also a popular grass covers for home lawns. It rivals the reputation of Bermuda grass, although St. Augustine grasses are somewhat less drought tolerant. [edit] Varieties St. Augustine comes in several varieties: * Captiva. Released in 2008. Developed by the University of Florida for its Chinch bug resistance and dwarf profile which requires less mowing. * Floratine. Released 1959. Darker color, finer texture, tolerated lower temperatures and lower mowing. * Floratam. Released 1972. Resists SAD and chinch bugs. Not as cold- or shade-tolerant. * Palmetto. Released in 1989. Selected for its shade tolerance and cold tolerance. * Raleigh. Released 1980. SAD resistant and shade tolerant, but susceptible to chinch bugs. * Sapphire. Released 2004. Selected from Australia for its dark blue green color and rapid lateral growth. * Seville. Released 1980. Finer texture than Floratam, but shared Floratam's strengths and weaknesses. * Texas Common. May be the original St. Augustine. It has fallen out of favor due to its susceptibility to the incurable St. Augustine Decline (SAD) virus.
Stenotaphrum secundatum
Stenotaphrum secundatum
ST. AUGUSTINE GRASS, BUFFALO GRASS Description: A smooth perennial with creeping runners, rooting at the joints. Stems branched, pale green at the base, flattened, the flowering ones somewhat upright, 4 to 1 2 inches high. Leaves stiff, usually rather leathery, short, broad and rounded at the tips. Flowering heads spikelike, flat, single at the tips of the stems, with the spikelets sunken in the corky axis (24). Propagation: By runners and cuttings. Rarely seeds in Hawaii. Habitat: Found from sea level, where it is partially tolerant to salt, to about 3,000 feet. Thrives in dry, open and shaded areas. A weed in lawns and wastelands. History: Native to the southeastern states of the U.S. Mainland. Probably accidentally introduced to Hawaii; first collected in 1816. Notes: Used for lawns, especially where it is too shady for Bermuda grass.

shade tolerant bermuda grass
shade tolerant bermuda grass
Shade: Ideas and Inspiration for Shady Gardens
Every garden has some shade—some gardens are even completely shaded—and gardeners tend to see shade as a problem. Questions about what to plant in shady parts of the garden are among the most frequest posed in gardening magazines, radio phone-ins, and online discussions. In this innovative book, award-winning gardening expert Keith Wiley turns all the familiar preconceptions on their heads by presenting garden shade in a positive light.
Wiley first discusses shade—from dappled and partial to full and dense—in different situations and in every size and type of garden. He then considers the characteristics of shade-loving plants, showing how to use them with companions to create striking designs. He also looks at the practicalities of preparing, planting, and maintaining a shade garden.
Complete with a directory of shade-loving plants, Shade shows you how to turn shady areas into highlights in your garden.