and in the mean time you can look for the peat moss. Assuming you went to John Dromgoole's nursery, did they suggest where you could find a couple yards of peat moss. If they can't ask if you can use compost instead.
Bulk moss apparently is unavailable in central Texas. Bales are available at all nurseries, including Dromgoole's. However, I have about 15,000 square feet of lawn, and was hoping for a bulk order...along with some bulky workers to spread it. I'd need 15 3.8 cu. ft. bales.
The popular alternative top dressing in this area is called "dillo dirt," which is dried sewage sludge mixed with composted materials such as Christmas trees and yard waste. Stinks. I can imagine the fun my two wiener dogs will have rolling in it. The lawn needs not only the TARR treatment, but organic additives; sounds like bales of peat moss and bulky boys for me. As many of you know, our soil here is quite different from the Dallas area. One of the alleged advantages of the peat moss is its mild acidity, which will provide a salubrious effect to the St. Augustine in our alkaline soil.