Asked June 17, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT
Palisades is also available but person who recommended said that Royal is closer to Bermuda in appearance.
Royal is available in the area. What are Royal sunlight requirements. We are looking at slab sodding the yard.
Shelby County Tennessee
I have sent you photos to compare color of Royal to Palisades. Seems to me that the Palisades has a broader leaf. If you are overseeding or plugging one into the other I don't think it would matter that much. If you truly have shade, and you don't want a fescue, then the Palisades sounds like your best bet.
Palisades is noted for its shade tolerance and low water use requirements and mowing as close as one half inch with good weed competitions ideally as high as two to two and a half inches for home lawns. Close mowing would allow use on golf course fairways especially where low water availability.
Turf quality and density, good shade tolerance, salinity tolerance, resistance to Rhizoctonia blight and zoysiagrass mite. A medium immunity to tropical sod webworm and hunting billbug.