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Questions About St. Augustine Grass

Asked by
Anonymous on
February 21, 2011

Q. St. Augustine Grass

I have tried for about 5 years to get my St. Augustine grass to grow in my backyard with little or no success. There are lots of shade trees (in┬ácentral Texas), it gets plenty of water, and I fertilize regularly; but now I am considering a different approach–a different type of grass or no grass at all. The area is about 30 x 100.

Answered by
Heather on
February 22, 2011
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Consider trying Bermuda grass. You may have better luck with that.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 13, 2011

Q. Centipede Grass Invading St. Augustine Lawn

With the cold north Florida winter, much of my St. Augustine lawn was damaged. Now, the centipede grass seems to be recovering quicker than the St. Augustine, causing a near takeover of centipede grass. How do I get rid of the centipede without killing the entire lawn?

Answered by
weednfeed on
April 22, 2011
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other then herbicides a good method to get rid of crab grass completely, is to lay out painters tarp , clear plastic roll on the most effect area for about 2 week to completely kill the the invading species, then replanting with more augustine ... crab grass is a very invasive species , and unfortunatley to completley iradicate it, requires very drastic measures.. but reseading the lawn is easy, a bucket or two of seed and a couple bales of hay and peat moss. spread seed, then hay then peet moss, water liberaly , if you live in an area that allows you to let your grass grow , allow the new seed to grow at least 6 to 8 inches before cutting,giving time to build a good root system or even to a height that it reseed,s itself for the first season thereby completley cutting out the low growing centipede grass...

I've lived in florida most of my life , born and raised. and this is how my grandpappy did it

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Asked by
gardengirl54 on
May 5, 2011

Q. How to Keep Your Lawn Looking Green?

I have St. Augustine grass and would like to know what fertilizer is best to keep it looking green. Last year I had a supply of Bandini that worked really well, but I was told by the nursery that Bandini is no longer in business. Do you know of a good substitute for Bandini?
Or where I can find Bandini?

Answered by
Heather on
May 10, 2011
Certified Expert
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Bandidi lawn fertilizer had a NPK mix of 15-5-7. Look for fertilizers with the same NPK and it should work as well as Bandidi. All fertilizers have a NPK rating, so you can find these on all fertilizers.

Here is information on what NPK means:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/fertilizer-numbers-npk.htm

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Asked by
Ggoodwill on
May 13, 2011

Q. St. Augustine and Bermuda Grass

My yard has St. Augustine and Bermuda grass. Which one roots the other out?

Answered by
Heather on
May 16, 2011
Certified Expert
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Bermuda tends to be the stronger turf plant.

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Asked by
Ggoodwill on
July 21, 2011

Q. St. Augustine Grass

Will St. Augustine grass root out other grasses and/or weeds?

Answered by
Cathy on
July 21, 2011
A.

Yes, it has a tendency to crowd out other weeds and grasses. Please see this article for more info:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/specific/st-augustine-grass/st-augustine-grass.htm

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Asked by
weasel on
September 11, 2011

Q. St. Augustine Grass Seeds?

I’m looking for St. Augustine grass seeds. I live in southern Texas, and with lack of rain, I need it to fill in. I can’t find it down here. When do you seed your lawn?

Answered by
Heather on
September 17, 2011
Certified Expert
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Fall and spring is the best time to seed your lawn, though to be honest, with the drought that you guys are having, I would wait to reseed. The reason is that it will be very difficult for the grass to establish in such conditions. You would essentially be throwing your money on the ground as grass does best in establishing with lots of water available. That is why you wait until spring or fall. Ideal temps with higher rainfall, normally.

I know it is hard to look at a sparse lawn, but wait until the weather improves before seeding. As for purchasing, try local nurseries or even feed stores. If that does not work, there are several online suppliers that can help you.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 16, 2011

Q. St. Augustine Grass

We have just had our yard sodded in St. Augustine grass. We get sun approximately 4-5 hours per day. Do I need to fertilize, and if so, what do you recommend?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 17, 2011
Certified Expert
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I would wait until fall or later in the spring to fertilize to let the new turf get a good hold without possibly burning the tender roots of the newly growing grass. In fall or late spring, use a fertilizer that is higher in nitrogen (the first number in the N-P-K number). This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/specific/st-augustine-grass/st-augustine-grass.htm

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