Saint Augustine Sod
Taking Care of Saint Augustine Sod
Saint Augustine sod and grass are tropical in origin and are grown mostly in the Caribbean along the Gulf Coast and in climates with mild winters. It does well in coastal cool climates.
Since Saint Augustine sod is a warm-season grass it grows best at temperatures between 60 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. It works best, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in plant hardiness zones 9 through 11. In the winter, it goes dormant and will lose its color. It then turns green and grows in spring, summer, and autumn. The best time to install Saint Augustine sod is when it is growing but not during the hot months of summer.
You want to water Saint Augustine sod five to 10 minutes every day for the first seven to 10 days then decrease the water to about ½ inch for seven to 10 days and then decrease it to only watering two to three times a week. The sod should be established in three to four weeks and then you will be able to irrigate it when needed.