St. Augustinegrass is the most widely planted type of lawn grass in Florida, with green to blue-green color. It's easy and quick to establish the grass from sod or plugs.
St. Augustinegrass does require water to stay green during periods of drought, however it doesn't need more water than other grass species to remain green.
It'll also go into winter dormancy in many parts of the state. Reduce watering and don't fertilize in Central or North Florida during the cool months. Chinch bugs can be a serious problem. Proper maintenance will help minimize problems.
- Featured Creatures: Lance Nematode
- Overfertilizing St. Augustinegrass could encourage chinch bugs
- Polk County FAQs: Turf
- 'Captiva' St. Augustinegrass
- The Case of the Loose Sod (PDF)
- Friday's Feature: St. Augustinegrass (PDF)
- Gray Leafspot of St. Augustinegrass: Cultural and Chemical Management Options
- Growing Turfgrass in the Shade
- Q&A: Why Can't I Find St. Augustinegrass Seed? (PDF)
- St. Augustinegrass for Florida Lawns
- St. Augustinegrass - Made for the Florida Shade?
- Watering Your St. Augustinegrass Lawn (PDF)
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