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Raleigh St. Augustinegrass, a cold-hardy St. Augustine cultivar, was first discovered on a lawn in Raleigh North Carolina and released to the public by North Carolina State University in 1980. It has a medium green color with a coarse texture. Raleigh is best adapted to the heavier, organic, clay soils with medium to low soil pH in central and north Florida.

Raleigh was well received by sod growers throughout the southeast, but, unfortunately, little university research has been done to date on this cultivar. It is often described as highly tolerant of shade, drought, and cold, but no impartial evidence of these claims exists at this time.

  • Medium blue-green with coarse leaf texture
  • Excellent shade tolerance
  • Excellent salt tolerance
Daily pricing is calculated based on products grown by farm and available truck space in your area on that day. We get great rates for helping farms fill trucks last minute and pass the savings on to you! Scheduling delivery 1­2 days out will usually provide the best deals, but there is limited availability! We guarantee delivery on the selected date pending weather cooperates! An asterisk next to a price indicates a DEAL. We will call or text you prior to delivery, based on your preference. Be sure your vehicle or trailer is capable of hauling sod! Each pallet can weigh up to 2500LBS. A full size truck such as an F150 or Silverado 1500 can hold 1 pallet. Most tandem axle trailers can hold up to 2. You will be emailed or texted pickup address and pickup code along with directions and instructions. Give the code to the farm or retail employee upon arrival and they will get you loaded up!

Raleigh 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