St. Augustine-which variety?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by HLM86, May 15, 2009.

  1. HLM86

    HLM86 LawnSite Member
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    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.
  2. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. ilc79

    ilc79 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    Everybody around here uses Palmetto.
  4. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 434

    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?
  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    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.

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