St. Augustinegrass spreads by stolons. St. Augustinegrass is a fast-growing turfgrass best adapted to the coastal plain.
residential & commercial lawns
- parks & recreation
St. Augustinegrass is not tolerant of heavy traffic, compaction, or cold weather.
Seasonal Type: warm-season grass
propagation method: vegetative
Seeding is unavailable, so cultivars must be vegetatively planted.
It has a medium- to dark-green color and very coarsely textured leaves.
St. Augustinegrass grows best in fertile, well-drained soils.
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. With proper maintenance, it will provide a dense, lush lawn.
Shade Tolerance: high
St. Augustinegrass is very shade and salt tolerant but is considered the least cold tolerant lawn grass.
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.
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.
List of Growers
Phone: (252) 437-1501
Bermudagrass: TifTuf, Tifway 419
Phone: (252) 659-0198
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419
Phone: (910) 259-3064
Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Premier Pro, Premier Pro, Tifdwarf, Tifway 419
Phone: (910) 669-2991
Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, GN-1, Latitude 36, Tifsport, Tifway 419
Mackilwean Turf Farms
Kenney McIlwean or Paul Barnicle
Phone: (252) 637-9261
Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Tifway 419
Phone: (910) 875-6141
Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Latitude 36, NorthBridge, Tifway 419, Tahoma 31
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, NorthBridge