St. Augustine stands out among the warm-season grass varieties, providing a unique combination of drought tolerance, ease of maintenance, and versatility to adapt to the dynamic Florida weather. In addition to its inherent qualities, hybrid varieties have been developed with improved capabilities, such as complete weed control and maintaining a healthy lawn even with reduced fertilizer needs.
St. Augustine is a dark green grass with broad, flat blades and a coarse texture. With excellent tolerance against heat and humidity, it thrives in the warm sub-tropical weather in Florida and the rest of the southern states. It is also favorable among homeowners looking for a low-maintenance lawn with less mowing and fertilizing requirements.