The Best Types of Grass for North Florida Lawns

bermuda grass lawnAt Mr. Tree and Lawn Service in Gainesville, Florida, we’ve seen it all when it comes to lawns- the good, the bad, and everything in between! The best types of grass for lawns here in North Florida are called warm weather grasses, as they have been specifically cultivated to thrive in a warmer and moister environments. When considering what kind of lawn to seed or sod, choose one of these grass varieties for the best results, and give us a call to help you maintain the beauty of your lawn with our residential lawncare services!

Bermuda Grass

As the name implies, Bermuda grass is made to be grown in southern climes. It is one of the most popular choices because of its ease of maintenance and care, and many public and commercial places like golf courses, public parks, and sports fields use Bermuda grass for its toughness and overall beauty.

St. Augustine

This type of grass works thrives with a lot of moisture, making it perfect for humid Florida. It’s a lovely grass that is native to the Caribbean, and it has good shade tolerance. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of St. Augustine grass for Gainesville lawns.


This type of warm season grass is native to Asia, but has since been imported to the U.S. where it flourishes in warmer climates. Zoysia offers high drought resistance, allowing it to survive dry summers. Zoysia wears very well and it’s a great choice for the backyard if you want to create a place for your children or grandchildren to play.


Bahia is one of the toughest and most durable grasses available. It will survive in soil where other types won’t, and is highly resistant to disease and insects. It grows vigorously, so it will need to be mowed more than most.

Other warm weather grasses are available, but these are the post popular for a reason! Within each there are multiple varieties, so you can further tailor your lawn to your needs.

Ready to achieve the lawn you’ve always wanted? Give us a call today at (352) 682-4444 for a free estimate on our Gainesville lawn maintenance and tree services!

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