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Southland Sod Variety: St. Augustine

Common Name:
 St. Augustine Grass

Species:
 Stenotaphrum Secundatum

Varieties:
 
Common

Propagation:
 Vegetative (Stolon), Sod, Plugs

Brief Description:
 St. Augustine is a dense, very coarse, low growing turf. It produces thick-stemmed runners which require permanent containment. It has dark green color during its growing season. However, it will become dormant in winter.

Recommended Use:
 Use where shade tolerance is the top priority.

Areas of Best Adaptability:
 St. Augustine is well suited to Southern California's varying soils and climate. It is most often used where there is insufficient sunlight for other varieties.

Winter Color:
 Dormant

Mowing Height:
 One inch high, mowed weekly.

Thatch:
 Moderate to rapid thatch buildup in full sun; minimal thatch in shade. Requires dethatching every one to two years depending on amount of sun.

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