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.
St. Augustine Facts
St. Augustine is a medium to dark green warm-season turf that is grown all over Texas, down to Florida and in many of the Gulf states as well. This turf thrives on sunlight and grows best in USDA growing zones 8-10.
Below You’ll Find a List Detailing the Pros and Cons of This Grass.
Keep in Mind
If you have a shady area in your yard, St. Augustine grass may be the right choice for you. There are many cultivars currently available and they all have different best qualities.
St. Augustine will need to be properly watered and fertilized in order to spread quickly and grow densely.
It’s a practical decision to contact an educated lawn care specialist that can advise you on which variety will work best for your specific lawn.