St. Augustine grass has large flat stems and broad coarse leaves. This is a thick blade. Among the warm-season grasses St.Augustine thrives in temperatures between 75- and 90-degrees Fahrenheit, it maintains its color longer during a drought compared to Bermuda grass or zoysia grass, which tend to go dormant in droughts.
St.Augustine is a fast growing grass, which means it needs to be mowed at least once a week.Recommended mowing height: 2-3 inches. St.Augustine requires about 4-6 hours of direct and filtered sun. Once your lawn is fully established you'll want to reduce your watering to every 4th or 5th day. You will want to contact your landscaper to find out when it is best to start fertalizing your sod.