Re: [gardeners] St Augustine

George Shirley (
Sat, 20 Jun 1998 16:29:19

At 01:49 PM 6/20/98 +0000, you wrote:
>George wrote:
>> San Augustine grass loves a drought. 
>Now I'm in a positive quandry! Our local horticulturists (and the 
>trusty County Agent) all but forbid the planting of St Augustine 
>grass in our rain-shy area. They recommend "mowing your weeds" or if 
>you must have a real lawn, recommend Bermuda despite its 
>invasiveness. George says St Augustine doesn't need water, and 
>as Allen preaches, County Agents are never wrong.
>Won't someone please solve this conundrum for me? Pat
>PS - The squash are blooming but look puny otherwise. Something seems 
>to be attacking them. More later.
I had always heard the same thing but we are in "moderate" drought
conditions according to the NWB and the San Augustine is florishing.