Types of St Augustine

monicakm_gwJune 9, 2010

I'm out in the country of NE Texas, surrounded by hay meadows. Most of our yard (about 1/2 acre) is Bermuda and other unidentifiable greens). Several years ago we put in some St Augustine in the front and it's made it's way around both sides of the house....doing better on the north side than the south side.) Before I started reading this forum tonight, I didn't even know there was more than one kind of SA :o My lawn man (more of just a lawn mower than a lawn expert) is going to kill the grass in back, till it, remove what he can and put down squares of SA. I'd like to condition the soil first. Lime and Humus?? Other suggestions? I've got an automatic sprinkler system so keeping it well watered isn't going to be a problem. Since the south side yard is SO big and I can't afford to sod it in SA, he said we could just sod random squares in that part of the yard and it will eventually spread. Does this sound like a viable plan? I don't use weed-n-feed products. I do use Scott's Southern Turf Builder w/ 2% iron. Here is a photo I just took of the north side yard. It was mowed today. Can you identify the type of SA? Is the Sapphire more hardy? Which type of SA would be best for my area. We're 60 miles east of Dallas and generally more humid and not quite as cold in the winter. HOWEVER, this winter did a number on my lawn. It's still not where it should be :(


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jp_in_sandiego(9b / Sunset Zone 21)

Monica, you'd probably get a better response by posting this in the Lawn Care forum


Here is a link that might be useful: Lawn Care Forum

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 5:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Well DUH! That's where I thought I was :o Thanks! I'll try to read with BOTH eyes next time (g)

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 6:05PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
New construction landscaping
I am looking for any suggestions for low maintenance...
Help with small retaining wall
I am starting to landscape my yard and am having trouble...
Trying to design a border in front of elevated deck
I want to plant several shrubs in front of my elevated...
quick screen
I'm zone 7 and the spot is full sun. I had a 12' photinia...
Mary Bright
Need landscaping ideas
Hi, we just built this house on a junior acre in zone...
Sponsored Products
Entourage 789240ST Suspension by Fine Art Lamps
$6,268.50 | Lumens
FontanaArte | Falena Floor Lamp
Grohe Kensington Roman Tub Filler - Starlight Chrome
Modern Bathroom
Glass Tall Cone Pendant
Art Virtuoso Aerial Abstract Framed Art Print-P9777B-05562
Beyond Stores
Nina St. Clair Aqua Velvet Swivel Chair - AQUA VELVET
$1,399.00 | Horchow
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™