Mercedes St. Augustine

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by HLM86, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. HLM86

    HLM86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Can anyone tell me about this strain of st. augustine? Is it tolerant of herbicides? Anything better to go with in a yard that is mostly full sun and irrigated? Thanks for any help.
  2. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,542

    like most st augustine grass it is likely not tolerant to most herbicides so getting say bermuda out of it will be a problem. Broadleafs no big deal (metsulfuron) why not go with a bermuda lawn?
  3. HLM86

    HLM86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    St. Augustine is very common here. I was under the impression some varieties may be more herbicide tolerant than others. I'm replacing a centipede lawn and looking for a different turf. I most often work with centipede and bermuda, so bermuda isn't out of the question, just wanted a bit of information on the Mercedes. Thanks.
  4. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,010

    I copied this from Florida's website.

    "Several other lesser-known and available St. Augustinegrass varieties have been released. These include 'Mercedes' and others. Research performed on these varieties has been limited, and generally they have not proven superior to older varieties that are currently available."
  5. HLM86

    HLM86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Good information. Thanks.

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