View Full Version : St. Augustine-which variety?

05-15-2009, 08:25 AM
I will be irrigating and sodding 2 yards with St. Augustine. Just wondering which varieties are prefered? I have only sodded centipede yards in the past. One yard is full sun with no trees in the turf area. The other yard has a good bit of shade from many pine and oak trees. Thanks for any help.

05-15-2009, 09:35 PM
You could go with Floratam for the sun yard.

You will probably have to use a dwarf variety for the shade yard, Delmar is becoming pretty popular.


05-17-2009, 11:37 AM
Everybody around here uses Palmetto.

05-20-2009, 07:50 AM
What about the all the frost? Here we had the worst winter in 24 years and I saw a lot of frost damaged grass. Its still is very spotty, most have replaced or patched up their yards.
Does the Palmetto hold better to frost up there than down here?

05-27-2009, 02:11 PM
Floratam is no good in the colder zones. Call a local grass farm, and ask them what they recommend. We use Raleigh here in N. TX.

Floratam has run it's coarse, and no longer considered a good turf to use in the colder regions. Great for chinch bug resistance, but thats it.