Classic St. Augustine

Classic St. Augustine is a warm-season grass with broad blades and rich green color. It thrives in sunny locations, but also has a high shade tolerance. Classic St. Augustine grass grows quickly during summer, and more slowly in fall and spring. It requires moderate maintenance and has better disease and insect resistance than other St. Augustines.

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SHADE TOLERANCE

  • Good to excellent

DROUGHT TOLERANCE

  • Daily (3 inches) for first 2 weeks
  • Daily (1-2 inches) for second 2 weeks
  • Once established, water heavily once every few days

MOWING

  • Ideal height: 2 – 4 inches
  • Every week during growing season
  • Sharp rotary or reel mower
  • Never remove more than 1/3 of the blade growth

MAINTENANCE

  • Fertilize with 0.4 – 0.8lb of nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. per growing month
  • Slow release organic fertilizer recommended

SOIL

  • Tolerates wide range
  • Best suited to well drained fertile soil
  • Ideal pH tolerance: 6.7 – 7.5

WEAR TOLERANCE

  • Fairly wear resistant
  • Good recuperative qualities
  • Not recommended for high traffic areas
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