St Augustine Grass
Although St. Augustine grass is a popular warm season choice, it is different than many of the other choices when it comes to maintenance. In fact, this grass choice is actually rated moderate to high when it comes to amount of upkeep required. The other concern is that it is not as adaptable to soil conditions as other warm season choices.
For St. Augustine grass to do well, the soil conditions must be fertile and there must be drainage present. This grass likes regular watering best as long as that drainage is in place. As is fairly common with other warm climate grasses, this choice does not do well with exposure to cold weather or drought conditions.