Shade tolerant sod is ideal for use in North Central Florida. Here, Wendy Wilbur, an Environmental Horticulture Extension Agent of the University Of Florida Institute Of Food and Agricultural Services Alachua County Extension, shares her endorsement:
"The St. Augustine cultivar Bitter Blue is an excellent choice for North Central Florida. When possible look to local sources of this shade tolerant sod. Locally grown sod will be best adapted to our climate and sandy soil conditions. Also, locally grown sod does not have to be trucked to our area."
Environmental Horticulture Extension Agent
UF/IFAS Alachua County Extension Service