St. Augustine Grass
Also known as
Buffalo Grass, Shore grass
This plant has no fragrance
St. Augustine Grass Overview
St. Augustine grass can also refer to other grass species, but S. cecundatum grows along coastlines of America, Australia and Africa.The grass grows into a thick carpet and makes this a popular, waterwise lawn or turf. Slow growing makes it more difficult to establish, but low maintainance in the future. A wise choice for more waterwise alternatives to kikuyu lawns.
Common problems with St. Augustine Grass
Generally problem free
How to harvest St. Augustine Grass
Mow lawns to 6-8cm length to encourage thick carpet to form.
How to propagate St. Augustine Grass
Prepare the soil and broadcast sow seeds in situ, lightly cover but not completely, water with soft overhead watering keeping soil moist until there is root growth, germination takes 4-8 weeks.
Divide thick clumps and replant.
Make leafy cuttings with a stem with a few nodes and place in well-draining soil to root 6-8 weeks.
Rhizomes can be divided and replanted to new areas.
Special features of St. Augustine Grass
Other uses of St. Augustine Grass
Fodder Attracts butterflies