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St. Augustine

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CLASSIC ™ ST. AUGUSTINE - a Woerner Turf Exclusive                             Robust, attractive, low-growing warm-season turf grasses that establish rapidly, and thrive in temperatures to 105 degrees. Ideal for residential, commercial, and industrial landscapes. Originally propagated in south Baldwin County, Alabama, Classic St. Agustine has proven to be more heat and disease tolerant than other   St. Augustine varieties. Classic St. Augustine is presently being tested at the University of Florida turf grass experiemental station in Jay, Florida. Classic is an exclusive product of Woerner Turf/Gulf Kist Sod.

  • Performs beautifully in a broad range of settings and applications.
  • Color: Medium to dark green.
  • Texture: Dense, moderately course blade structure.
  • Mowing Height: 3 to 4 inches.
  • Frequency: 1 to 2 times per week.
  • Watering: Newly planted sod should be watered daily and soaked thoroughly to a depth of 3 inches for the first 10 to 14 days to avoid dry out. Thereafter as needed to the full depth of the root zone to prevent visual wilt.
  • N Fertilization: 0.4 to 0.8 pounds of actual N per 1,000 sq. ft. per growing month.
  • Soils: Tolerates a relatively wide range of soil types; is best suited to well drained, fertile soils.
  • pH Tolerance: Range: 5.8 to 8.5. Soils with pH of 6.7 to 7.5 are preferred Good tolerance to saline soils.
  • Wear Tolerance: Good recuperative qualities and fairly wear resistant due to its spongy resilience and course blade structure. Not recommended for high traffic areas.
  • Shade Tolerance: Good to Excellent. Greater than Bluegrass, Dichondra, and both common and hybrid Bermudagrasses.
  • Heat Tolerance: Excellent.
  • Cold Tolerance: As much as 50% greater than common St. Augustine.

Maintenance Schedule for St. Augustine: Appropriate Maintenance during the months of May -September is very crucial for St. Augustine. The following specifications should be followed closely to insure a problem-free lawn: (1) Spray St. Augustine with "Dachniel" three days after sod installation, then again two weeks later; then every 14-21 days thereafter until the end of September. Use the mixing ratio listed on the label. (2) During the hot dry spells between May and September, St Augustine is susceptible to chinch bugs. Chinch bug damage results in a yellowing circle in the sod; as the damage worsens the circle becomes larger. To control the chinch bugs check with the local County Extension Service; different areas of the country will have varying methods of treatment. With careful maintenance you should enjoy a problem free lawn. Also, be sure to water on a regular basis in the EARLY MORNING HOURS, preferably 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Never water St. Augustine sod in the evening hours or after dark.