St. Augustine Grass
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Lawn grasses.

Zone 60076 | emavham added on July 23, 2019 | Answered

Are St. Augustine and fescue grasses suitable lawn grasses for zones 5a/5b, northern Illinois. If not what is recommended?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on July 23, 2019

St. Augustine grass will not likely survive well in your area. Fescue will be barely hardy in your area. These grasses are too warm natured, and too cold natured, respectively.

This article will give you some better suited grasses for your area: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-5/zone-5-native-grasses.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-5/zone-5-native-grasses.htm

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