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St. Augustine

Warm Season Grass

A grass that can blanket your yard. It tolerates heat, humidity and partial shade. It establishes quickly and easily with a broad blade grass with a medium-green in color.

Attributes

Broad blade, dense turf

Sunlight

4-6 hours of sun

Water

Medium once established

Wear

Great for high traffic areas

St Augustine Grass Sod Close up

SPRING

 Maintenance 

In early spring, rake up any debris. Use Scotts® WeedEx™ Prevent with Halts® if needed. Four weeks later, follow with Scotts® Turf Builder® Southern Triple Action for a lush, green lawn. Fill in bare spots with Harmony® sod, available by the piece at your home improvement center. 

Watering 

During dormancy, water when there is no rain for 3-4 weeks to prevent dehydration. Especially if warm days are followed by cold ones, moisture keeps the lawn warm. 

Mowing 

Mow at 2-2½”. 

SUMMER

 Maintenance 

In early summer, feed with Scotts® Turf Builder® Southern Lawn Food to strengthen the lawn, helping it withstand heat and drought conditions. It slow-releases nutrients, making it the go-to fertilizer for all grass types. 

Watering 

Water deeply and infrequently. When the lawn appears dry, apply ¾-1” of water. A dark, bluish-gray color, foot printing, and wilted, folded or curled leaves indicate it’s time to water. 

Mowing 

Mow at 2½-4”, depending on how often the lawn is mowed and its condition. Mow lawn in partial shade areas at 3-4”. 

FALL/WINTER

 Maintenance 

In cooler weather, use a slow-release fertilizer like Scotts® Turf Builder® Bonus® S Southern Weed & Feed, to strengthen the lawn’s roots. It feeds the lawn consistently and is better for the environment. 

Watering 

Water until the lawn becomes dormant. Especially if warm days are followed by cold ones, moisture keeps the lawn warm. 

Mowing 

When nighttime temperatures drop below 70 degrees, mow at 3½-4” to allow for more leaf surface as it goes dormant.

SPRING

Maintenance

In early spring, rake up any debris. Use Scotts® WeedEx™ Prevent with Halts® if needed. Four weeks later, follow with Scotts® Turf Builder® Southern Triple Action for a lush, green lawn. Fill in bare spots with Harmony® sod, available by the piece at your home improvement center.

Watering

During dormancy, water when there is no rain for 3-4 weeks to prevent dehydration. Especially if warm days are followed by cold ones, moisture keeps the lawn warm.

Mowing

Mow at 2-2½”.

SUMMER

Maintenance

In early summer, feed with Scotts® Turf Builder® Southern Lawn Food to strengthen the lawn, helping it withstand heat and drought conditions. It slow-releases nutrients, making it the go-to fertilizer for all grass types.

Watering

Water deeply and infrequently. When the lawn appears dry, apply ¾-1” of water. A dark, bluish-gray color, foot printing, and wilted, folded or curled leaves indicate it’s time to water.

Mowing

Mow at 2½-4”, depending on how often the lawn is mowed and its condition. Mow lawn in partial shade areas at 3-4”.

FALL/WINTER

Maintenance

In cooler weather, use a slow-release fertilizer like Scotts® Turf Builder® Bonus® S Southern Weed & Feed, to strengthen the lawn’s roots. It feeds the lawn consistently and is better for the environment.

Watering

Water until the lawn becomes dormant. Especially if warm days are followed by cold ones, moisture keeps the lawn warm.

Mowing

When nighttime temperatures drop below 70 degrees, mow at 3½-4” to allow for more leaf surface as it goes dormant.

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