Four Best Grasses for Shreveport & Bossier

If you are looking to sod a new lawn, or just looking to determine what grass types are growing in your lawn, this is the guide for you. To start with, the climate in Shreveport Bossier is classified as a warm humid zone which means there are not a whole lot of grasses that can survive here, and even fewer turf grasses. That in mind, here is our 2018 guide to grass in Shreveport Bossier.

1. Bermuda Grass

  • Tolerates heat well.
  • Low tolerance for shade.
  • Grayish green color with purple stems.
  • Rough edged blades.
  • High traffic tolerance.

2. St. Augustine Grass

  • Varies in color from bright light green to dark green.
  • Named after St. Augustine Florida and likes similar climates like Louisiana.
  • High heat tolerance.
  • High shade tolerance.
  • Low drought tolerance. Needs to be watered once per week.
  • Has a heightened ability to crowd out other weeds in the Lawn.

3. Centipede Grass

  • Low traffic tolerance due to slow growth rate.
  • Crabapple green color.
  • Medium texture.

4. Zoysia Grass

  • Fine to medium texture.
  • Slow growing, yet resilient in high traffic areas.
  • High drought tolerance due to deep root systems.
  • Naturally reduces weeds due to its density.
  • Not prone to insect or disease problems.