We live in Houston and have St. Augustinegrass with a timed irrigation system. Over the last year or two, after the Winter, the lawn has not come back fully and for the most part had delayed growth in several areas. (the back yard has no problems). While on many dog walks recently, it has been apparent that there are two kinds of lawns: those with very thick thick turf that seem to growing on steroids, and lawns that grow in moderation with patchy spots. In our lawn, I have noticed some blades of grass with gray spots (fungus), some with brown spots, and a lot of thatch in some areas. I don't know if we have cinch bugs, but I wouldn't doubt it since some areas have only dead thatch. Recently, In April I applied Scotts Bonus S, then in early May Verigro Weed & Feed, and then Miracle grow 2 times since. All of the weeds are gone, and there are many green chutes growing indicating that growth is kicking in. Based on what some forums have recommended for lawn care, you would actually have to be "chemical man" and have all kinds of anti-fungals, insect and nematode killers, and weed & feed ad nauseum. Any suggestions for getting a lawn that grows like it is on steroids?