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Raleigh St. Augustine grass, which is a cold-hardy St. Augustine grass cultivar, was first discovered on a lawn in Raleigh North Carolina and released to the public by North Carolina State University in 1980.  It has a medium green color with a coarse texture. The most common installation method of sodding or plugs; seeds are very difficult to obtain if not impossible.  Compared to finer textured grasses like bermudas, St. Augustine has large flat stems and broad coarse leaves.  It has an attractive blue-green color and forms a deep, fairly dense turf.  It spreads by long above-ground runners or stolons.  While it is aggressive it is easily controlled around borders .

Palmetto  St. Augustine has a finer textured leaf and stolon when compared to Raleigh.  This tighter leaf spacing gives it a thicker look.  St. Augustine grasses in general are known for their shade tolerance, and Palmetto has exceptional shade tolerance, even when compared to the most shade tolerant varieties of St. Augustine.  In fact, this is the primary reason why palmetto was initially developed in both field shade tests under trees and laboratory testing under canopies of mesh.  When several other varieties of St. Augustine gradually declined, Palmetto sod thickness decreased only slightly and maintained a pleasing overall appearance with consistent color among areas exposed varying amounts of light. Palmetto St. Augustine grass can perform well in shaded areas but must be established and maintained properly.  Please note that like all turfgrass Palmetto is a living plant, not a miracle grass. 

Tifway 419 is a fine bladed semi-dwarf Bermuda.  Its dense rapidly spreading growth habit means quick recovery from injury making it one of the most durable hybrid bermudas.  It was originally developed for golf course fairways and tee boxes.  These qualities make it an excellent choice for sports fields.  It must be grown in full sun.

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