St. Augustinegrass has long been admired in the southern part of Georgia for its attractive blue-green color. It thrives there due to the warm weather and the sandy soils. Happily, many homeowners north of Atlanta are also discovering the grass.
Most gardeners know the secret to a successful garden is to start with good, nutrient-rich soil. University of Georgia researchers are using a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant to test this theory on turfgrass.
Many view fall as the time to pack up the lawn mower and give the lawn a rest. Fall is actually the best time to evaluate cool-season grasses, like tall fescue, that have just experienced high, summer temperatures.