St. Augustine Grass Sod for sale in Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Gonzales, St. Gabriel, La. Beautiful St. Augustine Sod. Great Prices
St. Augustine grass is a low growing, dark green grass, with broad, flat blades. It is mainly found in tropical and sub tropical areas along the gulf coast, Caribbean, and Mediterranean. It spreads by stolons, and forms a dense layer, which commonly chokes out most weeds in the lawn and turf. St. Augustine is a medium to high maintenance grass, which requires moderate water and fertilizer. It is also a one of the most shade tolerant grasses available in our region. St. Augustine grass provides a lush green lawn, until frost and is recommended for U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 10.
Types Of St. Augustine Grass Sod
There are multiple types of St. Augustine grass sod used in Louisiana, each having subtle or distinct differences from each other. Here are some of the more popular and widely used varieties.
Classic St. Augustine Grass
Palmetto St. Augustine Grass
St. Augustine Palmetto was discovered by a sod grower in Florida in 1988 and released to the public in 1994. At times, it is called a “semi dwarf” since it has a less lengthy internode and habit than other types of St. Augustine, but it is a bit bigger than the dwarf cultivars. It grows well in partial shade and full sun, but it’s not suitable for dense shade. Palmetto is a native St. Augustine grass cultivar selected for better color and finer texture than ordinary St. Augustine grass. Palmetto St. Augustine grass demonstrates superior shade, cold, frost, heat, and drought tolerance. It can exist on about 3 – 4 hours of direct sunlight per day with filtered sunlight throughout the rest of the day.
Floratam St. Augustine Grass
CitraBlue St. Augustine
CitraBlue was developed by the University of Florida’s turfgrass breeding program under the direction of Dr. Kevin Kenworthy, in collaboration with plant pathologist Dr. Phil Harmon and entomologist Dr. Adam Dale.
CitraBlue features a distinctive blue-green color with a denser, more compact canopy than Floratam, making it more competitive against weeds. Studies shared at the recent UF/IFAS North Central Florida Turfgrass Field Day showed that Citra Blue outperformed Floratam in resisting take all root rot, large patch, and gray leaf spot and exhibited good turf quality under drought conditions longer than Floratam and most other St. Augustinegrasses.
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