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.
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.
One inch high, mowed weekly.
Moderate to rapid thatch buildup in full sun; minimal thatch in shade. Requires dethatching every one to two years depending on amount of sun.