St. Augustine or Zoysia for a shady yard?
Our backyard has a live oak tree which creates a partial sun/filtered sun environment for the area where the lawn will be replaced. (We are having some drainage issues fixed and the yard regraded...so will put in new sod.) Right now I'd guess that the lawn gets 3-4 hours of direct sun.
Particularly, we're thinking about:
-Palmetto St. Augustine
-Delmar St. Augustine
We have a dog, and at some point down the line may have kids who'd play back there as well. That makes me think that the increased wear resistance of zoysia would be better. But with the amount of shade we get, perhaps the St. Augustine would be better. Would you recommend SA or Zoysia? And which cultivar? Many thanks in advance for your help.