What height are you cutting St.Augustine

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by williams lcm, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Is it too late to say never less than 4" on the SA? Or are we descending to name calling?

    Glad to read about the captiva, sorry its not wotking out. My suplier was touting it as a Wunder Grass... glad I stuck to St. Aug. Least I know what to expect
     
  2. GreenT

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    Don't get me wrong. I like Captiva and have seem some properties where it does great. This is more a case of a homeowner not following BMPs and lacking consistency in their watering application.

    As far as Rick is concerned... don't mind him. He's just a bitter old man. :)

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  3. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Green T.

    Captiva was touted to me as a full shade tolerant strain... like Seville. Maybe it doesn't like full sun.
     
  4. Keith

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    It loves full sun. But like any semi-dwarf, it has fungal problems with lots of rain and high night time dew points. It's not as spongey as Seville. And it has just suddenly died like another one of the St. Augustines touted as a wonder grass.

    I'll post a current pic of mine later this evening.
     
  5. Ric

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    jvan

    Don't over look Bitter Blue as a shade tolerant St Augustine. I like it for both shade and sun and the fact it gets it's name from the beautiful Blue Green color it get from just a small amount of Fertilizer. Planted next to Floratam it looks Identical with the same larger blade. Bitter Blue was the first Cultivar of St Augustine and was first use in the 1920's in the Carolina's because it has cold tolerances.

    BTW don't listen to Green T's politics. He wasn't even born on USA soil and is trying to bring the economics of his native Iceland to Obamaville.
     
  6. Keith

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    Oops. That should have read "has not just suddenly died :laugh: I had Palmetto many years ago. Absolutely beautiful until it just suddenly died. The Captiva is alive and well.
     
  7. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've read about Bitter Blue, but have never seen it available in my neck of the woods.
     
  8. jvanvliet

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    Got ya... but it's needy in full sun?
     
  9. GreenT

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    Full sun exposure had nothing to do with it. It does perform well in the shade though.

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  10. GreenT

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    Two things...

    a) I agree, don't listen to me and my views. Also stop bringing up politics here, you're more than welcome to come to the other forum.... or grow up. Your choice.

    b) Are you always this confrontational with foreigners? :)

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