Clear Out the Weeds
Water the Ground
Feed Your Plugs
St. Augustinegrass is one of the most popular lawn grasses in Florida and the Gulf states. It's lush and can take the summer heat. One of the easiest ways to start a St. Augustine lawn is by planting plugs of established grass. The plugs gradually fill in the spaces between them, producing a full, beautiful lawn. Here's a simple way to do the job yourself.
To be sure you plant into a weed-free area, apply Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer to existing weeds before planting. Measure the area to be planted to be sure you have enough plugs.
Thoroughly water the area before planting.
Now the fun begins. Dig holes 12-inches apart. Press the plug firmly into the hole. Make sure they're level with surrounding ground.
Water daily until plugs start to spread.
For best results, mow between 1-3 inches. Water the lawn "as needed," when leaf blades begin to fold and turn bluish-green in color. Feed with Scotts® Southern Turf Builder® Fertilizer 4-6 weeks after planting. Then every 8 weeks until the lawn is filled in.