About Carpet Grass
St. Augustine Grass is a spreading turf grass native to the southeastern U.S.A. and South America. It is found in marshes, roadsides, and lawns. This plant is heat tolerant and mildly drought tolerant. It spreads by rhizomes and is sold by turf or plugs.
Also known as
St. Augustine Grass, St. Augustine Grass, Carpet grass, Buffalo turf, Buffalo grass and grass
How to care for Carpet Grass
Carpet Grass needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Los Angeles, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 29th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Los Angeles is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
January 29th, 2023
Los Angeles is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to increase by 28.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.8 megajoules of energy …
January 30th, 2023
This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 8.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of …
Carpet Grass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Los Angeles, California ⛅.
Carpet Grass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Carpet Grass after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
January 28th, 2023
The growing potential in Los Angeles is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to r…