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Bermuda and Zoysia sod are both warm-season grasses commonly used for lawns, golf courses, sports fields and landscaping. Each has distinct characteristics in terms of appearance, maintenance and adaptability, catering to different preferences and environmental conditions. Green Landscape Supply offers both Zoysia and Bermuda sod that can transform your lawn or outdoor space.

Bermuda Sod

Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) is known for its fine texture, vibrant green color, and excellent tolerance to high temperatures and sunlight. It forms a dense and resilient turf with a medium blade texture. Some of the other traits that make Bermuda sod unique and desirable include:

  • Growth Rate: Bermuda grass grows rapidly, spreading aggressively via above-ground runners (stolons) and underground stems (rhizomes). This rapid growth makes it ideal for areas that require quick establishment.
  • Drought Tolerance: Bermuda grass exhibits excellent drought tolerance, retaining its green color and vitality even in hot and dry conditions. It can recover quickly after periods of drought.
  • Traffic Tolerance: It has good wear resistance and tolerates heavy foot traffic, making it a popular choice for high-traffic areas like sports fields and golf courses.

Maintenance and sun tolerance are other factors to consider when looking at Bermuda sod. Bermuda sod requires frequent mowing, especially during its active growing season, to maintain its desired height and appearance. It prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade.

Zoysia Sod

Zoysia grass (Zoysia spp.) has a dense and luxurious appearance, with a fine to medium blade texture. It offers a lush, carpet-like appearance with a dark green color, resembling a more manicured look compared to Bermuda grass. Other traits Zoysia sod is known for include:

  • Growth Rate: Zoysia grass grows at a slower pace than Bermuda grass, spreading through both stolons and rhizomes. It forms a dense turf and has good weed resistance once established.
  • Drought Tolerance: Zoysia grass exhibits good drought tolerance, requiring less frequent watering compared to some other turf grasses. It can maintain its color and health during periods of drought.
  • Traffic Tolerance: While Zoysia grass has moderate tolerance to foot traffic, it may not withstand heavy wear as well as Bermuda grass. It is suitable for residential lawns and moderate-traffic areas.

With Zoysia grasses, maintenance and shade tolerance are important differentiating factors. Zoysia sod requires less frequent mowing than Bermuda grass due to its slower growth rate. It thrives in full sun but also shows better shade tolerance compared to Bermuda grass.

Choosing Between Bermuda and Zoysia Sod

Consider the environmental conditions of the area where the sod will be installed. Bermuda grass thrives in hot, sunny areas, while Zoysia grass can tolerate varying conditions, including both sun and partial shade. Other considerations when choosing between these two sods:

  • Use and Traffic: Determine the intended use of the turf area. Bermuda grass is excellent for high-traffic areas and sports fields due to its durability, while Zoysia grass suits residential lawns and moderate-traffic areas.
  • Maintenance Preferences: Assess the desired level of maintenance. Bermuda grass requires more frequent mowing and maintenance compared to Zoysia grass, which has a slower growth rate and needs less frequent care.
  • Aesthetic Preferences: Consider the appearance and texture desired for the lawn. Bermuda grass offers a more textured appearance, while Zoysia grass provides a more manicured, lush look.

Ultimately, the choice between Bermuda and Zoysia sod depends on individual preferences, environmental factors, intended use and maintenance considerations. Consulting with one of our landscaping professionals at Green Landscape Supply can offer valuable guidance in selecting the most suitable grass type for specific lawn or turf needs, ensuring a vibrant and healthy landscape. Stop by or call our center in Buford or Norcross, GA, to discuss your sod needs.

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Buford, GA 30518

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Based on 42 reviews

  • Jon B.

    Wanted to add top dressing to my lawn and stopped by to get some basic facts before starting. The team was so helpful to answer my many questions and made me feel comfortable to move forward with project. Stopped by a few weeks later with a u-haul and was all loaded up and ready to go within 15 minutes. Very helpful and inviting team. I might have them deliver next time, seems it's much easier and it can be dropped off on my driveway in those huge plastic bags - wife likes that Idea, and keeps me from unloading the truck on my own

  • D. F. C.

    We undertook a major landscaping project spanning 2018-2019. It includes stabilizing a foundation wall, construction of retaining walls, redirecting drainage, raised flowerbeds, and completely redoing the lawn. It requires multiple truckloads of stone, sand, fill dirt and topsoil. We saved a few dollars, but more importantly, the quality of the products ordered were unequaled. It was the best experience in getting exactly what and how much we needed that we had in the 30Y we've been here.

  • Ben J.

    Holy Cow! Super fast and friendly service having some gravel delivered. Person taking order on phone and driver very friendly. Feel I got a very fair price on material as well. Will be back.

  • Joshua J.

    When every other landscaping nursery was out of sod these guys had it. Felt very much like a family business. Not a lot frills here, but none are needed for a landscaping business. For my next project I might just have to drive past the other 3 nurseries to get here.

  • Tessa H.

    The only place I will go from now on! John was very kind and so helpful! Even though my job was really small, I was treated with so much respect and personal care that I will not being going anywhere else for my landscape needs in the future. They have a massive selection and their customer service is outstanding.

  • Will M.

    Great service. Our yard looks spectacular. The neighbors are always asking where we get such high quality mulch. If you want a great quality mulch to enhance your yard be sure to visit for an excellent experience! Thanks Green Brothers!