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CURRENT MOON

 

Grass - St. Augustine
 

ST. AUGUSTINE GRASS   
       

Stenotaphrum secundatum  (sten-no-TAY-frum seh-coon-DAY-tum)

 

Warm season     Sun to part shade      Solid sod        Mowing Height. 2 – 4 inches

           

HABIT:   Wide-bladed grass, spreads by stolons, most shade tolerant of our warm season grasses. ‘Raleigh’ is a hybrid resistant to St. Augustine decline and is more cold hardy than hybrids ‘Seville’ and ‘Floratam.


CULTURE:   Any well-drained soil that is fairly fertile. Not as tough as Bermudagrass.

 

USES:   Lawn grass, shade.

 

PROBLEMS:     Chinch bugs, grubworms, diseases.

 

NOTES:            Native to Africa and the Gulf Coast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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