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Floratam St. Augustine Grass Plugs

Floratam St Augustine Lawn Grass PlugsFloratam St. Augustine Grass Lawn Plugs are a popular choice among Florida homeowners, Floratam is adaptable to many soil conditions. With a plush appearance, Floratam thrives in direct sunlight and does not tolerate shade. Must have at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. Floratam is a variety of St. Augustine selected for the control of St. Augustine Decline (SAD) disease. Floratam is a fast-growing, vigorous, dark green, broad-leafed St. Augustine grass. Floratam St Augustine is used in Residential or Commercial applications.

  • Floratam St Augustine GrassImproved Variety Developed in 1972
  • Wider & thicker Leaves Than Bitter Blue
  • Brown Patch Tolerant
  • Dark Green color
  • Coarse texture
  • Vigorous growing grass, with longer and thicker blades than other St. Augustine grasses
  • Fair Shade Tolerance
  • Fair wear resistance
  • Good injury recovery
  • Fair salt tolerance
  • Excellent drought tolerance -  only needs water when it looks like it is wilting
  • Mowing Height: 3"- 4" - can be mowed at 2" once established
  • Mowing Frequency: Weekly - Rotary Mower

St Augustine Grass Areas Of Adaptation & Establishment

In the U.S., St. Augustine grass is found from the Carolinas to Florida and westward along the Gulf Coast to Texas and in Southern and Central California. Because of its lack of winter hardiness, St. Augustine grass is restricted to areas with mild winter temperatures. Like bermudagrass, St. Augustine thrives in high temperatures, but the growth of St. Augustine is better than that of bermudagrass in cool, coastal climates.

Where are the Planting Zones for St. Augustine Grass click the link to view planting zones for St. Augustine grass plugs.

In areas where St. Augustine is subject to freeze damage, Floratam will be later to green up in the spring and is subject to severe winter kill.  Floratam may suffer freeze damage in areas north (cold) and west (dry) of San Antonio. Climate - Adaptive in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9-11.

Floratam is highly tolerant to Brown Patch and to some chinch bugs. Although the grass has become more susceptible to chinch bugs through the decades, it still holds enough good qualities to remain a top contender for St. Augustine grass. When it is being established in a new area, it is important to mow the grass every two weeks with a three inch height of cut, and to water it on a regular basis.  Floratam is tolerant of atrazine herbicides -- if you must use chemicals -- when temperatures are below 85° F.

Floratam ST Augustine Grass Plugs

Buy 10 or more grass plugs orders of the same variety on the same order and receive a 10 % discount.

Help With Your St. Augustine Grass Plug Purchase

How many plugs do you need? Cost of Multiple orders? Where are the Planting Zones for St Augustine Grass?

St Augustine Information Articles

FloridaTurf: St. Augustine grass - chinch bugs, shade, watering, weeds

Maintaining St Augustine Grass

NC Extension (PDF): St. Augustine Grass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

FloridaTurf Agronomist :

Important Shipping Information About Grass Plugs

*Subject to any ship delay caused by adverse weather (rain just prior to shipment)
Orders placed after 10 AM Friday will be scheduled for shipment on the next cycle (2nd Monday).

Important - Shipping Restrictions: Due to state agricultural regulations on soils, we can not ship our Grass Plugs to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, & Wyoming. Due to shipping time constraints we do not ship any plugs outside USA mainland States. (IE: Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, US Islands). There are no restrictions on seeds shipped to these states.

Shipment Dates: Our grass plugs ship seasonally* every Monday for all orders placed the previous week. Orders must be placed by 10 am EST on Friday in order to ship the following week. Occasionally shipments may be delayed due to weather issues (heavy rains result in plugs too wet to ship). Since we ship orders ASAP once they are placed, please order only if you are ready to plant.

*Note: Seedland only ships Grass Plugs during the spring months of February, March, April, and May.  Some varieties may also ship in September and October - Call for availability.  We do not ship during summer months as the heat during transit can damage the plugs. - Growing a beautiful tomorrow!®
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