St Augustine grass is also referred to as Buffalo Turf (not to be confused with buffalo grass) in Australia and Charleston grass in South Carolina.
It loves the climate of the Deep South between Texas and Florida, but it also grows in other countries like Australia, Africa, and tropical islands.
This dense lawn grass thrives in warm climates and is wildly popular with homeowners in the warm regions across the South.
What is it about St. Augustine sod that makes it so desirable to homeowners and why is it one of the best types of grass for lawns and landscaping?
- Augustine grass is easy to grow. It’s propagated using sprigs, plugs, or sod. Once this grass is cultivated, it easily propagates on its own.
- It grows fast. Once it’s planted or sodded, it takes on a life of its own and spreads quickly across the surface of a lawn, forming roots as it goes.
- It’s moderately drought tolerant. Another reason it’s so popular is because it is a moderately drought tolerant grass, even though it’s found growing wild in marshy and wet tropical and subtropical climates.
- It will grow in a broad range of soil types. Augustine will grow in soil with a pH range of 5.0 to 8.5.
- It provides ample ground cover. This grass is excellent for thick ground cover.
- It creates a beautiful lawn. Augustine grass is known for its gorgeous light to dark green colored blades that is most noticeable in the spring and summer.
- It is well–known in the South for its shade tolerance. One of the reasons homeowners from Texas to South Carolina prefer St. Augustine Sod is because it grows well even in the shade. It is preferred over Bermuda grass, which is not very tolerant to the shade.
- St. Augustine Sod is instant lawn. Since the easiest way to establish this kind of grass is sod, you get an instant lawn/yard. While you can establish your lawn with sprigs or plugs, sod is the best way to implement a St. Augustine lawn.
As long as you maintain a St. Augustine grass lawn, it will serve you well for many years. Quality Turf of Southern California grows St. Augustine on their 300-acre sod farm. With 30 years in the industry, they can help you establish a beautiful, lush, instant yard with their landscaping services.