St. Augustine Grass
St. Johns Sod provides St. Augustine grass to St. Johns County and Jacksonville. It's excellent for our North Florida Climate.
Great For North Florida Homes
Homeowners in St. Johns County and Jacksonville love St. Augustine Grass. It's easy to grow and is low maintenance compared to other grasses. It has a beautiful green colors that helps make your home look gorgeous. It handles full sun well and still does well in the shade. St. Augustine is our most popular grass for landscapers too!
Because it doesn't hold up well to high traffic, we do not recommend this grass for commercial applications.
Advantages of St. Augstine Grass
- It makes a beautiful light green to dark green turf.
- It forms a dense turf that grows well in most soils in Jacksonville and Saint Augustine.
- It has good salt tolerance for coastal uses.
- It is good for shaded areas, which is an advantage over Bermuda Grass.
- Using sod, you will get an instant yard, but you will need to keep it watered to stop it from drying out.
- It goes dormant below 55 degrees, which usually means you don't need to cut it for 3 months or so in North Florida.
- It's dense enough for average amounts of foot traffic, and also to compete well with weeds.
- In drought situations during the active growing season, St. Augustine will hold its green color better than Zoysia or Bermuda grass.
Disadvantages of St. Augustine Grass
- While it holds well to normal lawn traffic, it has a lower wear tolerance and will not do well in areas with repeated foot traffic.
- To look its best, it needs at least four hours of sun per day.
- It is a higher maintenance grass, requiring monthly fertilizer during the growing season on sandy soil.
- It should be cut to 3 or 4 inches, cutting too much will cause it to thin, while taking off too little results in thatch.
- It is vulnerable to chinch bug attacks which can destroy your lawn rather quickly and is difficult to control unless immediately treated.
- St. Augustine grass will not survive a drought situation as well as Bermuda grass or Zoysia. When St Augustine grass is going off brown after deprived of water for a long period of time; it is dying.
- Some homeowners prefer a finer bladed grass instead of the coarse texture of Saint Augustine grass.
- It isn't a great choice for cold weather, thankfully we don't have to worry about that in North Florida.