Palmetto St. Augustine Grass

Modern Turf

Palmetto® St. Augustine thrives throughout the southeast within a wide range of climate and soil conditions, making it the ideal choice for residential and commercial use.

Palmetto has an outstanding emerald green color, soft texture, and is more cold hardy than most other St. Augustine varieties. Like any other grass, Palmetto prefers full sun, but if managed properly will adapt to moderately shaded areas receiving at least 4 hours of direct sunlight a day. Remember that this grass is shade tolerant not shade loving. Air circulation is important to its survival, so limb those trees up and don’t box it in with eight foot solid privacy fences.

Contrary to popular belief it is perfectly safe to sod Palmetto and other grasses in the winter. Just be sure it gets water once a week. 

tolerance chart

wear tolerance Fair
shade tolerance Good
cold tolerance Good
drought tolerance Good
mowing heights 1 1/2” to 3”

maintenance calendar

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