What is St. Augustinegrass?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape September 25, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

St. Augustinegrass
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Turfgrass Quick Facts: St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum)

St. Augustinegrass is a warm season sod forming turfgrass popular in southeastern coastal areas of the U.S.

St. Augustinegrass characteristics

  • Tropical and subtropical coastal grass
  • Not cold tolerant
  • Coarse leaf texture
  • Does not tolerate heavy traffic
  • Tolerates saline soils

In Depth Resources:   


Arkansas - Lawn Care Calendar, St. Augustinegrass
South Carolina - St. Augustinegrass


Texas - St. Augustine Grass