Need heip on St. Augustine

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Fernando, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Fernando

    Fernando LawnSite Member
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    Just starting a business here in Tijuana, and would like input on how to maintain St. Augustine grass all year round.. When is the best time for watering? What are the best comercial equiptment to buy? I currently have Troy Bilt....
  2. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    unless it is a dwarf cultivar mowing height is recommended at 3.5"-4" shaded areas should be cut at the upper height. watering should coincide with the dew on the ground, early morning. Watering should be 1/2-3/4 " water 2x per week in summer and ideally grass should start showing moisure stress prior to watering.
  3. Fernando

    Fernando LawnSite Member
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    Thanks ProMo for your info, What about fertilizing?
  4. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    Go to a local Lesco and ask them for one of their schedules.

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