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St. Augustine Grass didn't fully return and what did is yellow

Posted by dlwoods none (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 29, 14 at 22:34

I live in the DFW area of TX. Last summer we had thick, green St. Augustine in our front yard. This year some has returned but bermuda has mainly filled the yard. Not many weeds, just not a lot of St. Augustine. What is there is yellow in places. I try to water and fertilize and mow at a high setting.

There does seem to be a thick layer of last year's grass (brown) and we had a abnormally long, cold winter.

I am new to St. Augustine grass. Was there something I should have done with the thatch last year to bring back the green, thick grass this year?


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RE: St. Augustine Grass didn't fully return and what did is yello

NEVER dethatch St Augustine unless you want to plant something new. Dethatchers will simply remove the entire lawn.

How often are you watering and for how long?
When were the last two times you fertilized and what did you use?

Your long cold winter is likely the problem. Now, how to recover? Answer the questions and we can get you on track.


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RE: St. Augustine Grass didn't fully return and what did is yello

I am going to hijack this a bit. I also am in the dfw area with same issue. there is growth but seems to be quite a bit of dormant/dead layer still there. should i go out there and try and rake up the dead/dormant stuff? putting down about 1" of water per sprinkler cycle every 5 to 7 days. used the calloways lawn food in early april when first started greening up. put 17 lbs down in approximately 2500 sf. those number might be a little off but i used the texag extension publications to calculate the amount. might have been a little soon


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