Floratam (St. Augustine): Is the most common type of sod in coastal Florida. If properly maintained, it is a life time lawn. It is a very dense sod, which grows by sending out runners which cover new areas over time. Floratam is a full sun grass which requires at least 5 hours of sunlight per day. It has large flat stems and broad coarse leaves with a dark green color. It has to be watered frequently, so an irrigation system is recommended with this type of grass.