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 test every two years.
- Amend soil to maintain pH between 6.0 and 7.0
- Know your soil type!
Sharpen blades every spring.
Keep mowed between 2 to 4 inches.
Don’t cut of more than 1/3 the blade.
- Water less in cooler fall months
- About 1 inch a week total irrigation spring & summer
- Water deeply, frequently, and in early AM
- Pre-emergents prevent weeds from germinating
- Post-emergents kill weeds after they germinate
- A thick, lush lawn is the best deterrent to weeds
- Overly wets grass + shade = fungus problems
- Apply systemic fungicide to prevent fungus outbreaks
- Use multiple fungicide applications to treat affected areas
- 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