Still a popular grass and most widely used turf in the home lawn in Tampa is Floratam St Augustine. Well adapted to most soils and full sun environments. Floratam is a course textured cultivar with a wide and long leaf blade. Floratam is very popular and does fairly well in most lawns with proper care. The disadvantages to Floratam include poor cold and shade tolerance relative to other St Augustine varieties. Without proper care, as with most St Augustine varieties, it is susceptible to chinch bugs, gray leaf spot, and other turf diseases.