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St. Augustine
As a rule, most turfgrasses need six or more hours of direct sunlight daily to thrive.  So if your landscape has shady areas, here are a few tips: 1)  Measure how much sunlight those areas receive.  This doesn’t have to be exact; just walk outside (or look out the window) and jot a few notes...
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Ribbons are slim strips of grass left behind when a sod field is harvested (in this photo, in a field of Floratam St. Augustine).            Ever notice how some turfgrass will send out long stems with leaves attached? These runners will grow across the open spaces, develop roots, and eventually fill in the...
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What’s the difference between Floratam and St. Augustine? Actually, there isn’t any!  “Floratam” is a cultivar* of St. Augustinegrass developed by the University of Florida and Texas A&M University and released in 1973 (hence the name:  “Flora” and “TAM” = Floratam).  Floratam showed resistance to both the southern chinch bug and St. Augustine Decline (SAD)...
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