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Q.First time my Saint Augustine is producing long unattached runners. Cause??

Zone 32259 | Anonymous added on April 14, 2020 | Answered

I am pulling these sprouts, but is this a sign of fungus or root rot?
How to treat??

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Answered on April 16, 2020

Apparently the grass runners won't reproduce on dry soil, thatch or compacted soil, so they keep stretching. Prevention is proper mowing height, about 2 1/2 inches, proper fertilization, avoid overwatering, and adding a light helping of compost to the lawn in spring to aid soil health.


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