St. Augustine Sod turning brown after 3 days

oakie123April 5, 2009

Is sod supposed to turn brown initially before it greens up? Of course, this time of year, it wasn't very green when they placed it down anyway. We've been watering appropriately, etc. It's been my experience in the past that there's a "shock" period at first.

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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

There could be several things going on. St Augustine needs to be applied as soon after it is cut as possible. It can dry out or get a fungal disease when left on the pallet too long.

Second, did you roll the sod down when it was laid? You need to have good sod-to-soil contact for the roots. They cannot grow though the air. As an alternative to rolling you can walk on it.

What do you mean by watering appropriately? Does that mean 3-4x per day for about 10 minutes each?

    Bookmark   April 6, 2009 at 2:35AM
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