St Augustine Lawns Articles


Growing a great St Augustine lawn is simple if you know where to focus your efforts. But many homeowners spend too much money and effort focused on urban lawn myths and other nonsense. This simple guide for growing a St Augustine lawn exposes the myths, eliminates the nonsense, and provides you the knowledge so you can focus your efforts on what is important and what works.

During May – June, sod webworm eggs may be in the sod, and once the sod webworms hatch, can destroy a lawn before it is established. It is not every batch of sod, but it happens often enough to merit this warning.

What should you do for your St Augustine grass lawn during the colder winter months in Florida. Does it need fertilizer, water and insect control?


There is no fertilizer application ban in Pinellas, it is a nitrogen blackout.

For the Pinellas County urban environment, a St Augustine lawn is the best. A healthy lawn is good for the environment and is good for you. A St Augustine lawn is a biological filter around your home that cleans, filters, cools and looks great

Organic Lawn Care Tip: Mow St Augustine grass at 3" or higher and you will your lawn will require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides to look great.

Lawn Myth: A lawn isn’t a lawn unless it is short, like a golf course or it is just a hayfield. Not True! A lawn is a lawn when it looks good.

The spongy cushiony feel of a St Augustine lawn is natural and necessary for the survival and health of a St Augustine lawn. Thatch is not a serious problem in St Agustine lawns

The best mowing height for St Augustine turf grass lawns is 4" or higher. Lawn damage, brown spots and dead thin turf are caused by mowing height below 4”

Instantly transforming a lawn from brown to green comes at a price. A newly sodded lawn is about $5000.00 by contract or about $1000.00 plus a whole weekend of hard labor for the DIY.

What causes those lime green or yellow areas in your St Augustine Lawn? It is from a lack of iron. Learn how to fix it


The best method or way to remove, mulch, rake or burn  Live Oak tree leaves on a St Augustine grass lawn is to use a mulching mower


“I would love to live here!” said no one when looking at a desert.

Summer sun, heat, and rains are yielding to cooler mornings, shorter days and less rain. This is a transitional period for your lawn

Many believe mowing a lawn is good for the lawn. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mowing stresses a lawn. And nothing stresses a St Augustine lawn like mowing too short.