Is it good to mulch St. Augustine or bag? Do the spring and early summer seeds germinate?- Craig S.
Yes, you may use a mulching mower to mow your St. Augustine lawn. Do be sure to mow frequently enough so that you are not cutting large pieces of leaves off when you do mow.
Using a mulching mower is great because you do not have to stop and empty the bag, and the chopped grass clippings go back into the lawn providing mineral nutrients and reducing the need for fertilizer.
St. Augustinegrass does not produce viable seeds.
Consumer Horticulture Specialist
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture