Saint Augustine Floratam
Floratam is a coarse-textured grass, but a distinguishing feature of it, is its longer and wider leaf blades. This dark-green cultivar grows rapidly in both spring and summer. Floratam needs plenty of sunshine and will perform poorly if it receives less than six hours of sunlight a day. It is mostly used on residential areas because its beautiful appearance can make your home look even better.
Care: Floratam should be mowed weekly at a height of 2 inches using a reel type mower during the period from March through November. Maintain the 2-inch height-of-cut during this period. Sharpening the blade several times during the year will result in a better cut and do less damage to the turf. The best rule-of-thumb for watering Floratam is to start irrigating as soon as the first symptoms of wilting are observed and continue on a "as needed basis".
Watering requirements are greatly dependent on soil type, season, geography and other factors.