Whether you’re a new homeowner looking to establish new turf or a seasoned homeowner looking to reseed or fix dead spots in your yard, the choice of grass you choose is crucial. In this list, we will go over the common types of grasses that thrive in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
If you’re like most South Carolinians, you love to use your yard… not just look at it. You want to play on it, have barbecues on it, and do whatever you want without the fear of damaging your lawn. What you need is a grass that can stand up to abuse.
Bermuda grass is a warm-season grass and a great choice for South Carolina lawns. Its durability has made it the choice for athletic fields, lawns, and golf courses. If you’re looking for a grass that establishes quickly, spreads fast, and is resistant to drought then Bermuda is a perfect choice. Its dark green color gives your yard that classic look you want. Mix it with other cold season grasses to keep your turf looking green well into winter.
Grass Seed Options:
– Pennington Bermudagrass Bare Spot (5 lb. bag)
– Pennington Smart Seed Bermudagrass Mix (8.75-lb. bag)
– Scotts Turf Builder Bermudagrass (10-lb. bag)
– Hancock Seed Co. Bermudagrass (50-lb. bag)
Looking for a grass that doesn’t require as much maintenance? Then check out centipede grass. It does exceptionally well in sandy soils or soils with little nutrients. Centipede grass is very popular in the southeast United States because of it’s low maintenance and tolerance to high temperatures. It does best in soils along the east coast, especially South Carolina where it’s attractive green color makes it a favorite.
Centipede grass grows thick, blocking weeds from growing underneath it. However, it does have one drawback. It does not do well under heavy foot traffic and recovers very slowly from damage, so plant cautiously.
Grass Seed Options:
– Gulf Kist Coated Centipedegrass Seeds (1 lb.)
– Scotts EZ Seed Patch and Repair Centipedegrass (3.75 lbs.)
– TifBlair Centipedegrass (5-lb. bag)
– Pennington Centipedegrass and Mulch (5-lb. bag)
St. Augustine Grass
This is the type of grass to consider if you’re in a hurry to establish your lawn. St. Augustine grass is a fast grower with a blue-ish green color. What makes it an excellent choice for South Carlonia yards is its tolerance to salt spray and its ability to perform better in shade than other warm-season grasses. Perfect for those of us who live near the ocean.
Though, like all grasses, it does have some drawbacks. St. Augustine grass does not do well with foot traffic and requires monthly fertilization. It is also very susceptible to pests, especially the chinch bug.
Need help choosing the right grass for your lawn? Visit our Myrtle Beach lawn care page for more information!
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