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Products — 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 which produces thick-stemmed runners requiring permanent containment.  It has dark green color during its growing season;  however, St. Augustine does 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 varied soils and climate.  It is most often used where there is insufficient sunlight for other varieties.

Winter Color:
Dormant

Mowing Height:
1" high, mowed weekly.

Thatch:
Moderate-to-rapid thatch build-up in full sun; minimal thatch in shade.  Requires de-thatching every one to two years depending on amount of sun.