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St. Augustinegrass

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.

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