Palmetto St. Augustine Lawn Plugs - Palmetto St Augustine plugs are planted for lawns, parks, recreation and landscaping areas in the Southern climate zones from Florida to California. Palmetto St. Augustine is best known for its beautiful dark green appearance, cold tolerance and shade tolerance. Palmetto's salt tolerance and its ability to thrive in sun or shade make Palmetto a great lawn grass choice for the Southern Climates.
In coastal regions, life is filled with sun, fun, and salt air. While these elements can make for a great weekend, they are often too much for some grass varieties to take. With high heat, humidity, and salt levels in the southeast and other coastal areas, it is often a challenge to produce lawns that are healthy, beautiful and resilient. Because of the abundance of large oak, willow, and other shade trees, finding a grass variety that thrives in sun and tolerates moderate shade is yet another problem. Palmetto St. Augustine is so versatile it overcomes these and other elements Mother Nature throws its way.
With a striking medium, emerald-green color, and a softer texture than other St. Augustine varieties, Palmetto gives good fall color retention. Come spring, you'll find Palmetto ready to green up quickly after its winter rest.
Developed in Florida, Palmetto is a favorite in coastal and island areas and is rapidly being positioned as the landscaping standard, having proved itself repeatedly since 1994. Palmetto prefers heat, but will handle cold better than other types of St. Augustine. A hardy performer in both full sun and partial shade, Palmetto offers an extremely dense root system and natural resistance to chinch bugs - qualities that allow it to fair well in drought conditions and to remain greener longer throughout the year.
Palmetto St. Augustine Characteristics
- Dark Green Color - Emerald-Green Color
- Good fall color retention & Early spring green up
- Vigorous and aggressive growth habit
- Softer texture than other St. Augustine grasses
- More cold tolerant than other St. Augustine zone 8-10
- Grows well in full sun and partial shade
- Good Salt Tolerance
- Good Drought Tolerance
Watering: Only if showing signs of wilt
Mowing Height: 2 to 3 inches (Weekly - Rotary Mower)
Determining the size of your area
Determine the square footage your area by measuring length x width (10x10 = 100 sq. ft.)
How many grass plugs do I need?
1 order contains 36 3" x 3" grass plugs
1 order or 36 plugs will cover 64 sq. ft. at 12 inch spacing (15" center to center)
1 order or 36 plugs will cover 80 sq. ft. at 15 inch spacing (18" center to center)
1 order or 36 plugs will cover 112 sq. ft. at 18 inch spacing (21' center to center)
*Spacing of plugs should be 12" (edge to edge) for best results.
*Divide the total square footage by 64, 80 or 112 sq. ft. to determine the number of orders you will need.
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Shipping Restrictions: Due to state agricultural regulations on soils We can not ship our Grass Plugs to the following states: Arizona, California, Oregon, Nevada & Washington. Due to shipping time constraints we do not ship any plugs outside USA mainland States. (IE: Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, US Islands) There are no restrictions on seeds shipped to these states.
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