Saint Augustine Grass - Knowledgebase Question

Fleming Island, Fl
Question by ymotekew
June 10, 2010
We live in the Jacksonville,FL area, 32003. We have an area in out lawn that needs to have some of the sod replaced. Our sod is St. Augustine grass. Is is too late to plant this grass in these areas, or should we wait? If we must wait, when would be the best time to plant with St. Augustine?

Answer from NGA
June 10, 2010


According to the University of Florida, "Although St. Augustinegrass can be planted year-round in warmer sections of Florida, the best time to plant is when environmental conditions allow for rapid establishment. Allowing the grass to establish and develop a deep root system before it experiences temperature extremes will help it establish more quickly and with less water. In south Florida, the optimal time for establishment is during late fall, winter, or spring. In central and north Florida, avoid establishment during cold winter or hot summer months."

If you decide to lay the sod now, water it frequently until the roots establish themselves in the ground. Enjoy your lawn!

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