Saint Augustine Grass
In the realm of sod in Florida, “St. Augustine” is a hardy king. The name is used interchangeably for a broad variety of grasses, and all share the tenacity for high summer temperatures that make this an ideal sod selection for the Sunshine State. Read below to discover some of the highlights of this grass.
- Insects that consider St. Augustine grass to be a hearty meal include the Southern lawn cinch bug, a pest that feasts on Florida sod. Found nearly year-round on lawns from Tampa to Ocala, the cinch bug can be eradicated with routine pest control. Infested lawns are easy to spot – look for dry patches in areas that receive full sun.
- Manage it well, and St. Augustine grass will flourish on your lawn. Mow, fertilize and water correctly to gain a lush landscape. Before hiring a lawn service to maintain your grass, make sure they are fully versed in the requirements of your particular type. Like other grasses, the growth of St. Augustine is dependent on nutrient availability as well as temperature and moisture. Select a service with professionals who understand the needs of the grass year-round.
Contact Tom’s Sod Service, Inc. for more information regarding which St. Augustine grass is right for you and your lawn. We serve Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Ocala and beyond. Call (727) 571-1119 today.