St. Augustine Grass

Turf Grass Species: Stenotaphrum Secundatum

St Augustine grass is the most popular choice for lawns in the southern United States. This grass has broad flat bladescand is a dark blue green color.

St Augustine grass is planted by plugs, sprigs, or sod. Seeds are virtually impossible to find. St Augustine grass spread above ground by runners or stolons producing a dense layer of lawn. It establishes quickly and thrives in warm climates.

St Augustine grass does require irrigation to maintain its desired appearance ,but will tolerate drought. It can be grown in a wide range of soil types with 5.0 to 8.5 PH. General mowing height would be 3.5 to 4 in.

Advantages of St. Augustine Grass

  • High rate of establishment
  • Thrives in hot climates
  • Adapts to a wide range of soil types
  • High levels of salt tolerance
  • Provides dense lawn coverage
  • Drought resistant

Disadvantages of St. Augustine Grass

  • Susceptible to cold damage
  • Frequent watering for appearance
  • Frequent mowing required
  • Common pest cinch bugs
  • Effected by SADV

Soil Type

St. Augustine grass grows in a wide range of soil types with 5.0 to 8.5 ph.

Sun vs. Shade

St. Augustine grass grows best in full sun will and will moderately tolerate shade

Reproduction Method

St. Augustine grass produces above ground runners that allow it to spread and grow.