Sunday, January 29, 2012

South Florida Grasses

Did you know there are five different types of St Augustinegrasses ? There is Common and Rosewood, Bitterblue, Floratine, Floratam and Palmetto. The most popular and the one you most would relate to is Floratam, its green to blue-green dense turf is well adapted to most soils and climatic regions in Florida as well as it possesses good shade tolerance and relatively good salt tolerance, even though chinch bugs affect Floratam it is highly resistant to them. Floratam was introduced in 1973 by the University of Florida and is the most widely produced and used St Augustinegrass in Florida. Stay tuned next week when we go over a few other grasses popular in the southern region and how to maintain and when to fertilize, and be sure to check us out at http://www.kellerkuts .com. See you soon.