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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:57 pm 
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Jumping your thread. my St A experience

The last 2 winters in DFW we've had snow cover and a few days of temperatures in the teens and lower, most St A lawns in the hood got hit the exception seems the shaded St A yards they look pretty good

5 years ago I put down 2 varieties of St A (have forgotten which ones) having read about SOD but all areas of my lawn took the hit you guys are talking about


I've had the same problem you guys have had and gave up. I'm throwing down some bermuda seed along with a few buffalo grass plugs, going to have a battle of the grasses with what St A thats left.


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:47 pm 
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Sounds pretty close to what I've done. The bermuda has taken over so I've dropped the mower as low as I can go and we'll see how it goes. I've never been a fan of bermuda but these rough winters have made me think twice about the cost and labor of adding any more Raleigh sod.


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 8:50 am 
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For the grass to change green rapidly, apply a fertilizer that's made up of fast-release nitrogen (apply using a fertilizer spreader).

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:38 am 
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kevinsorbo217 wrote:
Some general information I found Dallas lawn Care about St Augustine. Hope it helps :)

For the grass to change green rapidly, apply a fertilizer that's made up of fast-release nitrogen (apply using a fertilizer spreader).

When you mow your St. Augustine grass, don't mow too closely. Why? If the grass is too short, St. Augustine grass can become weakened and prone to weeds. If you live in an area where there is a shortage of rainfall, don't cut the grass altogether, as this can add additional stress.


Fast-release nitrogen? What kind of program are you on?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:25 pm 
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That remark about the fast release nitrogen is from a Tru-Green website. It is not an organic website. However, there is a fast release nitrogen source for organic gardeners. It is blood. I seldom recommend it be used, but when I do, it is always used mixed in with another fertilizer. Blood is so strong you cannot control its application except by diluting it.

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