St. Augustine Grass
St. Augustine is a tropical coarse-textured grass with very wide blades. It has a shallow rooting system that creeps along the soil, making it easy to control any undesirable overgrowth. St. Augustine grass is both shade and salt tolerant. Must be established by sod or plugs. Mow at ½-inch to 1 ½-inches.
St. Augustine grows well when you continue to fertilize the soil from planting until completely established. Provide it plenty of water during establishment, but cut back if puddles form. St. Augustine grows best in soils that drain well. Spring or late summer planting provides the best climate conditions for good establishment.
Ok, now that you have chosen your grass seed, take a look at the Planting Grass Seed page for detailed instructions on how to prepare your seed bed and plant your grass seed!