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Old 07-15-2012, 04:34 PM
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My St. Augustine grass needs help

Just moved into a house whose previous owners apparently turned off the lawn irrigation system a month or two ago - which is a problem, as we are in central Texas (Fort Hood). My St. Augustine grass looks salvageable in about 90% of the lawn, but there are significant brown or mostly brown patches (primarily in the high-sun areas). How best to start rehabilitating it? I'm currently watering twice a week for 30 minutes.







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Old 07-15-2012, 04:36 PM
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Get a rake and clean up some of the dead stuff, water and fertilizer but only light apps of N. Bad time to apply N to ST A.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:10 PM
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My vote, re-sod those areas. Weeds will fill those spots way faster than the st aug. once crabgrass, dallisgrass, goosegrass, and/or Bermuda join the party, it will be a bigger problem.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:43 PM
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My vote, re-sod those areas. Weeds will fill those spots way faster than the st aug. once crabgrass, dallisgrass, goosegrass, and/or Bermuda join the party, it will be a bigger problem.
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I agree with the re-sod, if it is bigger than a dinner plate area, I would re-sod. JMHO
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:12 PM
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I am for sod also given the size, but you could also do plugs most likely cheaper, rake out the old stuff first, place topsoil/compost/sand around to give the stolens a place to reach over and spread with ease. Have you check irrigation to ensure you are getting good coverage in those areas?
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:28 PM
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Make big plugs by chopping sod pieces into sixths or eighths. Topdress with compost. A good dose of potash and water, water, water. Worry about the weeds later.
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