Classic St. Augustine

A true "Southern Style" grass with wide blades and a beautiful rich green color.

CHARACTERISTICS

Classic St. Augustine is a true “Southern Style” grass with wide blades and a beautiful rich green color. Classic is more cold tolerant than other varieties of St. Augustine and it performs well in the shade. It also has better disease and insect resistance than other St. Augustine. Simply put, Classic is the best variety of St. Augustine currently on the market. 

WATERING

Newly planted Classic should be watered daily and soaked thoroughly to a depth of 3 inches for the first two weeks to avoid dry out. Reduce the amount of water but continue to water daily for the following two weeks until the lawn is established. Once it is established, watering needs will vary based upon the type of soil present. It is always best to mimic the environment by watering heavily every few days rather than watering lightly every day. For sandier soils, 3/4 of an inch per watering will completely saturate the soil and everything else will simply percolate through. For heavier clay soils, you can water up to 2 inches at a time before saturation is reached. For this reason, heavy soils should be watered heavily but less frequently (every 3-4 days) and sandy soils will need less water but more frequency (every 2-3 days).

MOWING

An established Classic lawn should be mowed every week during the growing season with optimum mowing height of 2-4 inches. Mow with a sharp rotary or reel mower, allowing clippings to remain on the lawn. Never remove more than 1/3 of the shoot growth at one mowing. Classic has minimal thatch build-up and therefore seldom requires dethatching.

MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

An established Classic lawn should be fertilized with 0.4 to 0.8. lbs. of Nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. per growing month. A slow release organic fertilizer works best.

Classic St. Augustine

COLOR

Medium to dark green

TEXTURE

Wide blade with dense foliage.

SOILS

Classic is a native of the Gulf Coast Region. It tolerates a relatively wide range of soil types and is best suited to well drained fertile soils. pH TOLERANCE Range: 6.7 to 7.5 is ideal but can tolerate a pH from 5.8 to 8.5.

WEAR TOLERANCE

Classic has good recuperative qualities and is fairly wear resistant. However, it is not recommended for high traffic areas.

SHADE TOLERANCE

Classic has good to excellent shade tolerance when compared to other grasses.

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    FERTILIZER PROGRAM

    ST. AUGUSTINE

    ph BALANCE
    NUTRITION
    ORGANIC SOIL BUILD UP
    WEED CONTROL
    FUNGUS DETERRENT
    INSECT DETERRENT
    ENHANCE TURF COLOR
    JANUARY ANDERSONS0-0-7 WITH BARRICADE (3.6 LBS)X
    MARCH ANDERSONSBLACK GYPSUM DG (3 LBS)XX
    APRIL ANDERSONSDIMENSION .25 G (4.6 LBS) + 15-0-15 50% CRN WITH 5% Fe (5 lbs)XX
    (APRIL-SEPT) ANDERSONSDUOCIDE INSECTICIDEX
    MAY ANDERSONS5-0-31 WITH 10% Fe (3 LBS)XX
    (MAY-SEPT) ANDERSONSPROPHESY .72 G DG PRO (AS NEEDED)X
    JUNE ANDERSONS24-0-8 50% CRN WITH 2% Fe (5 LBS)X
    AUGUST ANDERSONS5-0-31 WITH 10% Fe (3 LBS)XX
    OCTOBER ANDERSONSDIMENSION .25 G (4.6 LBS) + 5-0-31 WITH 10% Fe (3 LBS)XXX
    NOVEMBER ANDERSONSDG LIME (AS RECOMMENDED BY SOIL TESTS)X

    * Woerner recommends annual pH testing and adjustment in accordance with soil test recommendations.

    * Any suitable organic based fertilizer may be subsituted for any single scheduled application.

    * Supplemental Iron applications can yield deep green color.

    * Routine scheduled application of insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides are recommended to aid in the prevention of weeds, insects and disease.

    * Product combinations of fertilizer and weed control may be utilized but Woerner recommends separate applications to target specific issues as they occur.

    * Chinch Bugs are typically active during the months June thru Sept. Monitor and apply appropriate pesticide as lable recommends.

    * Application of pesticides are indicated during summer months as these months are when pest issues are most likely to be exposed. These applications may or may not be necessary depending on individual situations.