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St. Augustine Seville

Seville St Augustine Grass is blue-green in color with excellent color retention that is apparent when warm weather returns and it shows its true blue-green color again. Seville Grass Plugs tolerate salt, shade, and drought well. Seville is also a more cold tolerant variety of St. Augustine grass. Its long leaf blade gives it a unique appearance preferred by many homeowners.

With its ability to grow in areas of little sunlight, Seville St Augustine grass is a semi-dwarf grass used throughout the southeastern United States. Seville has an excellent horizontal compact growth due to its semi-dwarf composition and requires less mowing than most grasses. Seville St Augustine grass is one of the highest-ranked shade-tolerant St. Augustine grasses, it also grows well in full sunlight. 

  • High Maintenance
  • Irrigation Required
  • Fast Growth
  • Drought Resistant
  • Full Shade

Seville St. Augustine features a finer texture than common St. Augustine varieties. It is tolerant of both shade and salt and can thrive in a wide range of ph soil ranges. Seville features a good shade tolerance and can thrive on six to seven hours of sunlight per day.

Unfortunately, no one sod has it all, and Seville does have some inherent weaknesses if not properly cultivated and maintained. However, for the most part, if you consult with sod growers or other experts in turfgrass, you can learn all the best practices for Seville that will keep it healthy and happy in your yard. Here are the few downsides:

Low traffic tolerance: Not cultivated to be a sports turf, Seville can’t handle heavy wear as well as other types. Compacted ground and daily foot traffic can challenge your lawn. On the bright side, for those areas that will see a lot of action, you can always landscape in pavers or other ground coverings, especially under children’s play areas.

Prone to thatch: Dwarf cultivars tend to be prone to thatch, and Seville is no different. But thatch comes from over fertilization and watering, so it’s quite avoidable when you follow good maintenance protocols.

Cinch bugs like it: The dreaded cinch bugs that love to ruin lawns particularly enjoy weakened Seville turf. As with all sods, though, proper care results in a hearty and vigorous lawn able to withstand pests and weeds.

Cold-sensitive: As a warm season variety, Seville grass will go brown and dormant if winter brings a long streak of cold weather. Once the temperatures rise again, it will green up well.

Not drought tolerant: As a coastal native, St. Augustinegrass is adapted to plenty of moisture. It should be irrigated as needed during dry periods, but not overwatered, to remain healthy.

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