Help Centipede Grass.

wjason777April 19, 2014

My centipede grass is not turning green in all the areas. This is my second season of having centipede grass. Last year it was very thick and I always cut it about 2in and never bagged the clippings. I'm noticing in some areas that where the rain water and water from the irrigation system that doesn't drain right away that the grass is completely dead under the thatch. Its pretty much like that the for the whole yard. Under the heavy thatch its nothing there but dead grass.

Do you guys think I should rent a dethatcher and detach the lawn, then aerate the lawn and over seed it with centipede seeds? Or just dethatch the lawn.
Any suggestions would help.
thanks

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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

What you're suggesting won't do anything to cure the problem. The problem is your lawn is too low and allowing water to drain to the center. It needs to drain to the curb. You need more soil. And I don't say that lightly. In 10 years on this forum I can say I can't remember ever saying that and today there are two of you. Soggy lawns are the result of not crowning the landscape at the beginning. More soil will fix that. Get a landscaper involved. They are professionals at getting the drainage right. Let him get everything right and reseed or resod for you.

And why do you have centipede instead of St Augustine? Is your soil too acidic for St Aug?

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 10:40PM
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