Alabama's Sod Farms,  St. Augustine Grass

Characteristics of St. Augustine Grass

St. Augustine Grass is a warm season Alabama turf grass.  It's leaf texture is from coarse to very course.  St. Augustine grasses leaf color is dark green.  St. Augustine grass forms a very dense lawn.

St. Augustine Grass has been used by Alabamians and  southerners for many years because it provides an extremely lush looking lawn.

Recommended Usage of St. Augustine Grass

St. Augustine grass does extremely well in warm, humid regions of Alabama and the Southeastern United States.  St. Augustine Grass grows best in well drained, fertile soil.  St. Augstine grass is highly recommended for residential yard lawns and on commercial business lawns.

Temperature Tolerance of St. Augustine Grass

St. Augustine grass will lose some of its dark green color during prolonged periods of extreme heat.  St. Augustine lawn grasses are less cold tolerant than other warm-season turf and lawn grasses.  St. Augustine turf and sod grasses stay green longer in the fall of the year usually until the first frost.  St. Augustine grass may stay green throughout the winter months in coastal Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.

Drought Tolerance of St. Augustine Grass

St. Augustine grass withstands short periods of drought.  St. Augustine grass does better if maintained by regular watering or being installed over a sprinkler water system.

Shade Tolerance of St. Augustine Grass

St. Augustine turf and sod grasses are extremely tolerant of shade.  St. Augustine grasses do better in the shade than most other warm-season grasses and has good wear resistance.

Wear Resistance of St. Augustine Grass

St. Augustine lawn grasses show excessive traffic wear quickly.  The Alabama turf grass is usually a longer leaf blade and is uaually mowed to two inches or more in height.  As you can see, the longer the grass leaf, the more it will show traffic.  Look at it the same way you look at carpet.  If you buy shag carpet that is not very dense, it will look worn and mashed down quicker than carpet that has a shorter pile and is more dense.  St. Augustine grass is similar. 

We hope you have enjoyed reading about Alabama St. Augustine grass.  If you need any additional information or would love to order some St. Augustine for your your yard or your next job, please give us at Salzmann Farms a call at 251.986.8873 at our corporate headquarters in Elberta, Alabama.  We will be glad to assist you and your St. Augustine Grass needs.