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Old 04-17-2014, 08:25 PM
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Checked some today and most of the stolons are dark or dead. Found very few green stolons. I have not seen a SA lawn in the whole town that is better than 80-90% dormant. I have a feeling that the heavy sleet we received that stayed on the ground for a week mixed with 11 & 16 degree mornings in early March took a bad toll.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:47 PM
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Would any of you guys who are into fertilizer be willing to answer some questions? Id rather not randomly PM people.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:38 PM
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Is y'all St Augustine waking up yet? In my area it is still about 90% dormant. I hope this winter did not kick it's butt. Bermuda is looking good
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Mine seem to be about 60%-75%. Bermuda is just about back.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:48 AM
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Here in Austin there are a lot of crappy looking SA lawns. There is some fungal activity as well. The lawns I top dressed got jump started.

The TNLA Expo is coming back to San Antonio this year. If you need CEU's for irrigation or TDA it's the place to get them. I'm in Buda an hour from SA so I'm liking the short commute this year.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:00 AM
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Here in Austin there are a lot of crappy looking SA lawns. There is some fungal activity as well. The lawns I top dressed got jump started.

The TNLA Expo is coming back to San Antonio this year. If you need CEU's for irrigation or TDA it's the place to get them. I'm in Buda an hour from SA so I'm liking the short commute this year.
I have a couple that have some fun
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:04 AM
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Here in Austin there are a lot of crappy looking SA lawns. There is some fungal activity as well. The lawns I top dressed got jump started.

The TNLA Expo is coming back to San Antonio this year. If you need CEU's for irrigation or TDA it's the place to get them. I'm in Buda an hour from SA so I'm liking the short commute this year.
I have a couple that have some fungal problems also. I guess its the long winter/late spring that did it. One new account I got this year also has a weed issue and only perfers an organic program. The service company they had before mowed too short, I think that was the root cause. I'm all for organic programs but I think when the weed problem gets too severe the only way to gain control of it is with an initial chemical approach. Then when things are back as they should be use 100% organic maintenance.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:46 AM
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I have a couple that have some fungal problems also. I guess its the long winter/late spring that did it. One new account I got this year also has a weed issue and only perfers an organic program. The service company they had before mowed too short, I think that was the root cause. I'm all for organic programs but I think when the weed problem gets too severe the only way to gain control of it is with an initial chemical approach. Then when things are back as they should be use 100% organic maintenance.
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Going into mid October we cut lawns down from 3.5-3.75 to 3.0-2.75. Short in the winter helps with air movement and keeps the soil from staying wet for prolonged periods. Shorter grass tends to have less weed and fungal issues. it's also a good way to keep the thatch layer in check every year.

It's also a way to squeeze in more mows when the lawns growth rate has tapered off but that's the main reason for doing it. If you use this logic with customers you can get more late season mowing work. It's hard to drop the height much once you get into the layer made up of tough runners and not tender new growth. We usually need 2-3 mows to lower the height .25-.5" at a time.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:44 AM
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Going into mid October we cut lawns down from 3.5-3.75 to 3.0-2.75. Short in the winter helps with air movement and keeps the soil from staying wet for prolonged periods. Shorter grass tends to have less weed and fungal issues. it's also a good way to keep the thatch layer in check every year.

It's also a way to squeeze in more mows when the lawns growth rate has tapered off but that's the main reason for doing it. If you use this logic with customers you can get more late season mowing work. It's hard to drop the height much once you get into the layer made up of tough runners and not tender new growth. We usually need 2-3 mows to lower the height .25-.5" at a time.
What is the type grass do you have majority of? SA or Bermuda?
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:06 AM
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What is the type grass do you have majority of? SA or Bermuda?
All of the new construction in the Austin area is Bermuda or Zoysia if it's higher end. Probably around 2008 rules were past where developers could no longer use St. Augustine. Overall it's probably 75% SA at this point.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:08 AM
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All of the new construction in the Austin area is Bermuda or Zoysia if it's higher end. Probably around 2008 rules were past where developers could no longer use St. Augustine. Overall it's probably 75% SA at this point.
Whats the reason behind not allowing Sa?
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