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Palmetto is a native St. Augustine turfgrass used across the southern United States from the Carolinas to California under a wide range of climate and soil conditions, making it the ideal choice for residential and commercial use. Palmetto St. Augustine thrives under a wide range of soil and climate conditions, making it a popular choice for residential and commercial application. From the Carolinas to Southern California, St. Augustine is the ideal choice. When it comes to the REGION SPECIFIC climate of STATE/AREA, St. Augustine turfgrass sets the standard high. St. Augustine is perfect for commercial or residential use thanks to its ability to thrive in a wide range or soil and climate conditions.

Palmetto St. Augustine Characteristics

SOIL MANAGEMENT

  • Soil test every two years.
  • Amend soil to maintain pH between 6.0 and 7.0
  • Know your soil type!

MOWING

  • Sharpen blades every spring.
  • Keep mowed between 2 to 4 inches.
  • Don’t cut of more than 1/3 the blade.

IRRIGATION

  • Don’t Overwater
  • Water less in cooler fall months
  • About 1 inch a week total irrigation spring & summer
  • Water deeply, frequently, and in early AM

WEED CONTROL

  • Pre-emergents prevent weeds from germinating
  • Post-emergents kill weeds after they germinate
  • A thick, lush lawn is the best deterrent to weeds

DISEASE CONTROL

  • Overly wets grass + shade = fungus problems
  • Apply systemic fungicide to prevent fungus outbreaks
  • Use multiple fungicide applications to treat affected areas

INSECT CONTROL

  • Use a broad spectrum insecticide that controls chinch bugs
  • For a once-a-year treatment, July & August are good months
  • Drought-stressed lawns are more susceptible to chinch bug injury
  • If using a granular insecticide, water in after application