St. Augustine Grass
St. Augustine grass is a Warm Season grass. St. Augustine is a strong grass in warm climates. It has a high shade tolerance, usually requiring a minimum of four (4) hours of sunlight. Its water requirement is medium compared to other Warm Season grasses.
St. Augustine grass has a medium tolerance to salinity, and a low tolerance to cold, usually not surviving temperatures less than 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally it has a low tolerance to traffic, and has a high disease potential. St. Augustine grass should be mowed every five to seven (5-7) days, and should be maintained at a height of two and one-half inches to three and one-half inches (2.5” – 3.5”).
St. Augustine grass can be grown from springs or from sod. It cannot be grown from seed.
In the correct areas of the country, St. Augustine grass is one of the strongest grasses available. Some of the varieties available include Floratam, Seville, and Raleigh.