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Transform Your Lawn With St. Augustine Grass

By using exceptional St. Augustine plugs and quality growing conditions, Boyd & Son Sod Farm in Newberry, Florida, produces lush sod for homes and properties in Central North Florida. Our shade-tolerant options include St. Augustine Bitter Blue and Zoysia sod.

Our sod is sand grown at Boyd and Son Sod Farm, which is the highest quality sod available. By using sand grown sod, it assures a mature root system and more adaptable grass. We've found that sod brokers will bring in muck grown sod from other areas, which has to adapt to our local environment. This makes muck grown sod less desirable for your yard.

Our sod is grown in the same soil and weather conditions that are present in the greater North Central Florida region and is the best that is available. Our shade-tolerant options include St. Augustine Bitter Blue and Zoysia sod.

  • Uses: Residential & Commercial
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant (3-4 hours of sunlight day)
  • Moderate Traffic Tolerance
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Mowing Height: 2" - 4"

Frost Tolerant Grass

St. Augustine Grass

For residential or commercial uses, take advantage of the benefits of the St. Augustine Bitter Blue sod. Cold and heat tolerant, this grass is also shade tolerant and requires three to four hours of sunlight a day. It can even withstand salt and moderate traffic. Maintain it at a mowing height of 3 in. to 4 in.

Frost Tolerant

The following pictures were taken on December 28, 2008, just 10 days after a hard freeze and several light freezes. This shows how cold hardy, and how quickly our Bitter Blue St Augustine sod recovers compared to other St Augustine varieties if it even survives this kind of cold. Some varieties, such as Floratam, are not a cold tolerant grass and will not stay green through a North Central Florida winter.

Expert Analysis

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."

Wendy Wilber, 
Environmental Horticulture Extension Agent
UF/IFAS Alachua County Extension Service