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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2003 9:29 pm 
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:? I have a St. Augustine lawn and I inadvertently poured out some salt water from an old water softener that I removed from the house. The grass started wilting within a few hours and has since turned brown. What will the effects be on the soil and how should I treat this area to be able to get rid of the salt?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 12:11 am 
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I once put a block of salt outside my barn and after a few rains it started to kill the Red tip. I remove the block and watered a lot and the plant cam back.
I suggest you dig out the area where the salt was put on the ground. It hasn't rained a lot so it hasn't soaked in or out to far. Replace the dirt with different dirt add compost on top and buy enough grass to cover the spot and water alot and I bet it will recover nicely.
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That's a pretty good idea, digging it out. I was going to suggest epsom salts to try to rebalance the sodium, calcium, and magnesium; but I like the digging idea better.

St Augustine is a pretty salt tolerant grass as evidenced by the fact that it nearly grows right into the ocean along the gulf coast.

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