St. Augustine Grass
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cutting st. augustine runners

Zone florida | jfichtner44 added on April 10, 2015 | Answered

I think I remember someone telling me that once St. Augustine grass starts sending out runners, you can increase the number of runners by cutting the primary runners at a certain point and more runners will grow from the cutting joint. Is this true?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 11, 2015

You are correct in that the St Augustine turf does send out runners. I have not been able to find any source that directs you to cut the runners to induce more growth.
Please read the links below.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/specific/st-augustine-grass/st-augustine-grass.htm

https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/turf/publications/staug.html

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