St. Augustine grass is one of the most popular turf grasses in the southern United States. Its coarse texture and deep green color make it a favorite for home and commercial landscapes.
But what exactly is St. Augustine grass? Here are five things you should know about this versatile turfgrass:
- St. Augustine grass is coarse-textured with a very thick grass blade that rounds at the top and becomes more compacted towards the soil.
- St. Augustine is a stoloniferous species that roots at the nodes. It produces above-ground runners (stolons) that can quickly spread to form a dense lawn.
- It is tolerant of high summer temperatures and keeps its color at temperatures as much as 10 degrees lower than Bermuda grass. This makes it a great choice for hot, sunny climates.
- One of the most shade-tolerant grasses, St. Augustine, will still thrive in areas that receive less than six hours of direct sunlight per day.
- Highly tolerant of soil salinity—salty soils—in comparison to zoysia or bermudagrass, St. Augustine is a good choice for coastal regions or areas with high water tables.
At We Mow Dallas, we can help you choose the right turfgrass for your climate and soil type.
We also offer tips on mowing, watering, and fertilizing your lawn to keep it looking its best.