Palmetto / St. Augustine

Palmetto St. Augustine has a deep-green color and medium texture. This lawn grass has superb tolerance to shade, cold and disease. Palmetto St. Augustine stays greener longer than Bermuda and Centipede grass.

Palmetto St. Augustine is a hybrid which has a deep green color and a better texture. It remains green longer than Centipede and Bermuda grass. It has the ability to withstand hot weather as well as grow excellently in less sunlight. When it comes to resisting the cold weather it performs better than the other varieties. As soon as it is completely grown, it can endure the harsh drought but the texture is soft. This grass at Atlanta Sod Farm can be used for lawns, backyards of homes and especially for landscaping. The people living in the Southern states of the US can have Palmetto St. Augustine in their homes. This type of sod is purified and given a boost genetically to increase productivity and eliminate any contamination that was present in its predecessor. It is small-sized grass with tips that are rounded on the tip. Palmetto St. Augustine can be cultivated in almost all parts of the US and especially in Atlanta. Apart from using it in homes it can be patched in commercial areas; especially parks and sports grounds where the grass has to bear injury but it can recover swiftly because of the tough structure.

Hot Weather ToleranceExcellent
Shade ToleranceExcellent
Wear ResistanceGood
Salt ToleranceGood
Injury RecoveryGood
Winter ColorDormant to Semi-Dormant
Mowing Height1.5 to 2.5 inches.
Soil and FertilizerPrefers neutral to alkaline soil – fertilize twice a year, spring and fall, with complete fertilizer (10-10-10). Use 10 pounds per 1,000 feet on each application. Apply three additional applications of nitrogen only during the summer months at a rate of 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 feet. (This will be around 5 pounds of the actual fertilizer.)
WateringDuring sod establishment, water every day so that the soil is soaked 3-4 inches deep. Do not allow to wilt. An additional watering might be needed. The primary watering should be done between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Established sod should be watered every day during the hot months and about every 4-7 days during cooler months.
MowingMow 5-7 days at 1.5 to 2.5 inches.
FungicideUse Daconil to prevent disease on monthly basis.