ProVista™ is a game-changing St Augustine variety based on the proven genetics of Floratam and developed by Scotts® Miracle-Gro.
Backed by Scotts®, ProVista™ makes it possible to have beautiful turf with half the mowing, making it better for the environment. Thanks to its dense, horizontal habit, excellent uniformity and weed-free capability, ProVista™ makes it possible to cut your mowing in half. This feature results in less carbon emissions and delivers valuable savings in time and money.
Scotts® ProVista™ has a deep green color, thrives in full sun and exhibits improved performance in moderate shade. Given its Floratam background, ProVista™ does not require any special care but delivers exceptional benefits in terms of aesthetics and ease of maintenance.
Recommended Mowing Height 3-4 in.
1 in. per Week
Fertilize Early Spring, Late Spring, and Fall
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- Scotts® ProVista™ St Augustine offers half the mowing vs traditional St. Augustine varieties.
- Half the mowing results in less carbon emissions
- 20% less Fertilizer and Weed Control, once established
- Improved quality and performance in moderate shade
- Dense, horizontal growth habit
- An innovative solution backed created by Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
- Provide adequate water to avoid wilting or stress; the amount will vary as the seasons change.
- A target amount is 1” per week in times of no rain or excessive heat.
- Watering in the early mornings is ideal.
- For hot spots in the lawn, you can hand water in the middle of the day to cool the grass down.
- Your irrigation system should have a rain sensor to allow for shutdown during rain events.
- The majority of mowing needs will be from May 1st – September 30th.
- Use sharp blades to ensure a clean cut.
- Leave clippings on the lawn to act as natural fertilizer (bagging is ok if preferred).
- A recommended mowing height is 3.0”-4.0”.
- Avoid waiting too long between mows. Mowing should reduce the height of
- the grass by no more than 1/3. Cutting off more will lead to ‘scalping’ which will injure the crown of the plant and ultimately stress the grass.
- Change the mowing pattern from time to time to avoid excessive traffic.
- Be careful not to weed-eat excessively in the same spots in the Fall and
- Winter (because of slowed growth); this will have the same effect as scalping with a mower.
- A recommended fertilizer program for Scotts ProVista St. Augustinegrass is an application of Scotts® Turf Builder® Southern Triple Action in the Spring, Scotts® Turf Builder® UltraFeed™ in the late Spring, and Scotts® Turf Builder® Southern Triple Action again in the Fall. Substitutions to the program can be made depending on desired performance and presence of weeds and insects.
- Avoid applying dry fertilizer to wet grass.
- Lightly water in dry fertilizer applications when complete.
- Be cautious if using weed and feed fertilizer products (read label and follow instructions).
- Avoid applications ahead of rain events to avoid leaching of nutrients.
- GREY LEAF SPOT (small brown/grey lesions on leaves) prevalent in Summer
- Stress will trigger grey leaf spot (excessive fertilizer, excessive heat, scalping, excessive moisture).
- The lesions usually go away on their own once the stress factor is eliminated.
- LARGE PATCH (circular patches/rings of dried out, necrotic grass blades) prevalent in Fall/Winter.
- Large patch is a soil-borne fungus that is present all year; however, symptoms show in October-February.
- CHINCH BUGS (small, pinhead-sized black and white winged bugs that feed on stems) prevalent in Spring and Summer.
- The damage looks like dried out or burned, irregular-shaped patches of grass that can spread if untreated.
- Chinch bugs usually start along sidewalks or high spots in the lawn where the grass is dry and hot.
- Once chinch bugs are identified, an application of a labeled insecticide should be applied to eliminate spread.
- SOD WEBWORMS (small, rice-sized, clear/green worms that feed on leaf tissue) prevalent in Summer and Fall.
- The damage looks like dull colored grass; the leaves will be notched from the feeding, and worm grass will be present in the canopy of the grass
- Webworm moths will lay eggs in grass canopy – 3 weeks later, the worm larvae will be present. Multiple generations can persist if left untreated. The moths are attracted to green, lush grass.
- MOLE CRICKETS (similar in size to a peanut, brown in color, feed on the grass root system) prevalent year-round.
- The damage looks like dried out grass, loose soil, visible underground tunnels.
- Mole crickets will be in moderate to heavy populations before significant damage is visible in St. Augustinegrass.
*Adhere to any Local and State regulatory guidelines/restrictions
Consult the UF IFAS Extension publication, St. Augustinegrass for Florida Lawns
(https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/lh010), as a reference for maintenance recommendations.
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