St. Augustinegrass

St. Augustinegrass spreads by stolons. St. Augustinegrass is a fast-growing turfgrass best adapted to the coastal plain. It has a medium- to dark-green color and very coarsely textured leaves. With proper maintenance, it will provide a dense, lush lawn. St. Augustinegrass is very shade and salt tolerant but is considered the least cold tolerant lawn grass. The cultivar Raleigh has the best cold tolerance and is well adapted for the eastern side of the piedmont and the western side of the coastal plain.

Seed is unavailable, so cultivars must be vegetatively planted. St. Augustinegrass grows best in fertile, well-drained soils.

Because St. Augustinegrass is fast growing, it needs to be mowed frequently at 2.5 to 4 inches during the growing season using a rotary mower. It should never receive more than 4 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft annually. At high rates of fertilization and irrigation, thatch buildup may become a problem. St. Augustinegrass is not tolerant of heavy traffic, compaction, or cold weather.


Carolina Turf Farms, Inc.

Scott Benton
1495 St. Pauls Rd
Raeford 28376

Fax: (910)875-6143

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Latitude 36, NorthBridge, Tifway 419, Discovery

St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh, Sapphire™

Zoysiagrass: Atlantic, Empire™, Meyer, Geo

Mackilwean Turf Farms

Kenney McIlwean
1004 Washington Post Rd.
New Bern 28562

Fax: (252)636-1965

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Cavalier, Compadre, El Toro

Oakland Plantation Turf Farm, Inc.

John Williams
120 Bermuda Drive
Council 28434

Fax: (910) 669-2993

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, GN-1, Latitude 36, Tifsport, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Empire™, Zorro

Quality Turf Inc

Alfred Wooten
P.O.Box 1548
Burgaw 24825

Fax: (910) 259-3065

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Premier Pro, Tifdwarf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Emerald, Empire™, Meyer