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Old 01-11-2011, 01:36 PM
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MAY BE MORE FROST TOLERANT???? You were Guessing, Educated Guessing I will admit. I gave facts including which Cultivar was more cold tolerant than the MORE common Floratam.

Now try and Snatch the pepple from my hand Grasshopper.
the reason I used the word frost in this case was because the recent frost. I should have phrased it differently I guess like "one may be a more cold tolerant variety than the other and not effected by the frost" .....either way, splitting hairs. We are all guessing, as we have not been on the property. Or did you drive out to inspect, sensai?
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:50 PM
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the reason I used the word frost in this case was because the recent frost. I should have phrased it differently I guess like "one may be a more cold tolerant variety than the other and not effected by the frost" .....either way, splitting hairs. We are all guessing, as we have not been on the property. Or did you drive out to inspect, sensai?
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I gave you credit for some very good insight as to why some grasses response different to Cold/Frost.

But the Pebble is still in MY hand.
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Gotta love Ric's ego
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:41 PM
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:59 PM
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My conclusion is that frost is more damaging to most St. Augustine than temperatures in the 27-32F range. Almost all SA lawns in this area are brown except under the trees. Under the trees it looks no worse than it did before the freezing weather.
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My conclusion is that frost is more damaging to most St. Augustine than temperatures in the 27-32F range. Almost all SA lawns in this area are brown except under the trees. Under the trees it looks no worse than it did before the freezing weather.
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The morning after the first cold snap with wind of the season tells the tale. Depending on which side of the house you are on and which direction the wind came, The turf color will vary from Green, Purple and Even brown.

I agree Frost does more damage than just cold and that is seen by green areas where the wind stopped the frost from settling on the turf. 27 to 28 for a period of time seems to be the Cold Tolerances of many plants and not the magic number of 32 that most people think.
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