St. Augustinegrass

St. Augustinegrass is a warm-season grass with medium density and medium to dark green color. Of all the warm season grasses, it exhibits the best shade tolerance, but also the least cold tolerance and has the coarsest leaf texture. However, there have been advances in these traits among newly developed varieties. St. Augustinegrass grows best in warm, humid areas that are not exposed to long periods of cold weather, and is best suited for the coastal plain. In fact, its lack of cold tolerance is the major limiting factor in determining its use in North Carolina, especially in mountain, piedmont, and triangle regions. 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. Like all warm-season grasses, St. Augustinegrass goes dormant during the winter months.
A yard of St. Augustine Grass

Find St. Augustinegrass at any of the local NCSPA members below!

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