planting grass - Knowledgebase Question

Columbia, So
Question by lblaban
February 24, 2011
When is the best time to plant St. Augustine grass in Columbia, SC? What should we do to prep the soil?


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Answer from NGA
February 24, 2011

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St. Augustine is a warm season turfgrass and can be planted in April in your gardening region. You can incorporate some organic matter to loosen the soil and help your soil hold moisture. Spread 3-4 inches of compost or aged manure over the area and till or dig it in to a depth of 6 to 8 inches, then level the area. If you can rent a roller, fill it with water and go over the area to help compact it slightly and make it ready for the new turf. Best wishes with your new lawn.

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