St.Augustine Winter Dormancy
I live in West Central Florida near the coast. Temp have been in the 80s in the day and 60s at night for the past 2 months. The top growth of my St.Augustine Floratam has considerably slowed down. I have only mowed once (@ 4.25") in the past month. In summer I would need to mow twice a week. I am currently watering once a week with 3/4" of water. I feed my lawn with SBM @ 12lbs per 1000sqft in August. Then my last feeding was in October with and Alfalfa Based fert - Luscious Lawn a Garden 3-1-5 @ 10lbs per 1000sqft.
Over the past month my entire lawn is uniformly turning brown/yellow. There is still lots of green, but not as dark green as it was in summer. Upon close inspection some of the grass blades are curled up and resemble straw, all others range form yellow, to light green, to green.
Is this normal for St.Augustine Floratam? Should I feed the lawn again?