Bitter Blue St. Augustine Grass Plug Facts
St Augustine Grass Plug Variety Bitter Blue has a dark blue-green tone making Bitter Blue a beautiful
grass choice for your Southern or Coastal lawn.
Its slow growth rate means you mow less often. Please See important shipping information below.
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Uses for Bitter Blue St Augustine Grass Plugs
Bitter Blue St Augustine should be planted for commercial
or residential lawns in the Southern USA and Coastal areas. St Augustine grass has been used as a forage or pasture grass since the 1930's in areas that it is adapted. It does not handle
herd traffic well, so it's primary use has been for lawn or turf grass.
Dense Textured St. Augustine
Good Shade Tolerance
Good Salt Tolerance for coastal areas
Grows Well In Full Sun
Plant Bitter Blue St Augustine Grass Plugs in USDA Zones 9 - 10
Areas Of Adaptation for Bitter Blue St Augustine Grass
In the U.S., St. Augustine grass is found from the coastal areas in 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.
Bitter Blue St Augustine Grass should be planted in zones 9-10 as shown on the USDA Hardiness Map below.
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Soil, Climate And Fertility Requirements
So long as fertility and drainage are adequate, St. Augustine grass tolerates a wide range of soil types. St. Augustine grass grows satisfactorily at a pH range from 5.0 to 8.5, but
develops a chlorotic appearance in highly alkaline soils (above pH 7.5). It does not tolerate compacted or waterlogged soil conditions. St. Augustine grass is highly tolerant of soil
salinity, producing satisfactory growth at salt levels as high as 16 mmhos.
St. Augustine grows quite well with a starter fertilizer added into the soil at the time of planting and fertilization monthly until fully established. Once it is fully developed in
areas of consistent rainfall it grows rather well on its own, but further inland and in drought conditions it will have to be watered and fertilized more to maintain a lush stand. St.
Augustine grass will not survive in dry inland areas without supplemental irrigation.
Helpful Lawn Plug Information & Discounts
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, to assist you with the following questions and more.
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February - May every Monday for
orders placed the previous week. Place your order only if you are ready to plant.
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