St. Augustinegrass

St. Augustinegrass spreads by stolons. St. Augustinegrass is a fast-growing turfgrass best adapted to the coastal plain. It has a medium- to dark-green color and very coarsely textured leaves. With proper maintenance, it will provide a dense, lush lawn. St. Augustinegrass is very shade and salt tolerant but is considered the least cold tolerant lawn grass. The cultivar Raleigh has the best cold tolerance and is well adapted for the eastern side of the piedmont and the western side of the coastal plain.

Seed is unavailable, so cultivars must be vegetatively planted. St. Augustinegrass grows best in fertile, well-drained soils.

Because St. Augustinegrass is fast growing, it needs to be mowed frequently at 2.5 to 4 inches during the growing season using a rotary mower. It should never receive more than 4 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft annually. At high rates of fertilization and irrigation, thatch buildup may become a problem. St. Augustinegrass is not tolerant of heavy traffic, compaction, or cold weather.

Growers

Mackilwean Turf Farms

Kenney McIlwean
1004 Washington Post Rd.
New Bern 28562

Phone:
Fax: (252)636-1965

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Cavalier

Neuse River Turf

Christopher Ryan Jones
4406 Don Lee Road
Arapahoe 28510

Phone:
Fax: (252)249-1234

http://www.neuseriverturf.com

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Compadre, El Toro

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Oakland Plantation Turf Farm, Inc.

John Williams
120 Bermuda Drive
Council 28434

Phone:
Fax: (910)669-2993

http://www.ncturfgrass.com

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Tifsport, Tifway 419, GN-1

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Empire™, Zorro

Tidewater Turfgrass Farm LLC

Harold Henriksen
P.O. Box 973
MOREHEAD CITY 28557

Phone:
Fax:

http://www.tidewaterturfgrass.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Compadre

Tri-State Turf, Inc.

Celia Richards
P.O Box 527
Newton Grove 28366

Phone:
Fax: (910)567-2928

http://www.tri-stateturf.com

Bermudagrass: T-10, Tifgrand, TifTuf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: JDL Select

Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Zeon

Vandemark Farms

Dean Vandermark
9390 NC Hwy 33
Whitakers 27891

Phone:
Fax: (252) 437-0228

http://www.vandemarkfarms.com

Bermudagrass: TifTuf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus

Zoysiagrass: Compadre