St. Augustine – Times To Plant

Q: I read where you sprigged your yard with St. Augustine grass. Is now a good time of year?

A: You can sprig St. Augustine grass either by half-burying 12″ long runners in early summer or by planting rooted pieces anytime in warm weather. Since we’re into August now, I recommend you buy some St. Augustine sod and chop it into two-inch squares and plant them twelve inches apart. You can try planting runners now but it may be too late for them to get good roots before winter.