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I need to cheat on St. Augustine

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Fernando, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Fernando

    Fernando LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I need to cheat a little on the grass, I have St. Augustine and it does not stay as green as we like it to be ( baja calif. coastal area). What kind of seed can i buy to add into the grass that stays green all year round and that does not grow to long quick either.That blends with St. Aug. grass and stays green...
  2. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    Why dont you try fert and proper water? Nothing looks like Aug in seed. Best you'll find is Zoysia and it dont stay green year round
  3. Hoss27

    Hoss27 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Throw down some winter rye every year?
  4. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    I agree with CKLandscape.. proper fert & water. If you want a quick green, apply some organic iron and you'll think it's St. patty's day.

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