If you have a lot of shade, then St. Augustine is a good option. It can handle both full sun and shade. If you want flowerbeds, St. Augustine is also good as Bermuda tends to “take over” everything. You can still have flowerbeds with Bermuda, but you will spend more time weeding the grass out of the beds to maintain them.
Zoysia is a very slow growing grass. Once it is established, you won’t have to mow it as often, but because it is slow-growing it will take a little longer to establish than the others. It can handle shade, but not as well as St. Augustine. It also handles full sun very well.
Bermuda is a great full sun option. It’s also great for high traffic areas. It’s easily established and quite hardy. It tends to take over a yard, so just take extra precautions with your flowerbeds.
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Another thing that can cause yellowing spots in your yard are white grubs. White grub damage shows up in late summer. If you see symptoms of yellowing turf in your yard, you can check for white grubs by cutting out a 1 ft x 1 ft section of your sod and flipping it over. If you count more than 10 to 12 white grubs under the sod you will want to treat your lawn for white grubs. The best time to control them is in late August.