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Jul. 27, 2012, 02:43 PM
I had no idea how resilient it is, it is not the horses favorite but any other thoughts on it, I am starting to worry it will take over, and never bought any.
Jul. 27, 2012, 03:22 PM
Definitely a tough grass - it can grow in a wide range of different soil pH values and is quite salt tolerant too. (Does great at the beach!!) It's similar to centipede in the respect that it just isn't a high yielding grass for use in pasture. Otherwise, it should be safe for your horses. Manage your pasture to best suit your permanent grass (bermuda?) and hopefully that will make a less hospitable environment for the St Augustine. Since it's a low growing grass, allowing your other pasture grasses to get a bit of height on them will probably help to shade out the St Augustine a bit and hopefully slow its spread.
Jul. 30, 2012, 06:16 PM
It needs lots of sun and water; not at all as hardy as Bermuda.