I really need to shower my grass with love this year. I have animals and refuse to use chemicals. Unfortunately, a lot of my St. Augustine grass has been invaded by Bluegrass weeds. I was reading kelp was good to feed your grass but then as I was reading, it said for shrubs. What can I lay on my grass that will be safe for my animals to share?
This article will give you some great options for pet friendly fertilizer for lawns:
I think I remember someone telling me that once St. Augustine grass starts sending out runners, you can increase the number of runners by cutting the primary runners at a certain point and more runners will grow from the cutting joint. Is this true?
You are correct in that the St Augustine turf does send out runners. I have not been able to find any source that directs you to cut the runners to induce more growth.
Please read the links below.
Are sugar and vinegar safe to use on St. Augustine grass?
You could spot-treat weeds with vinegar, but I would advise against using vinegar on your entire lawn because vinegar is non-selective and would probably burn the grass. In fact, vinegar is touted as a means to kill grass naturally on our website:
Sugar, on the other hand, is probably okay. You can read more about sugar weed control at the following link:
I had a lawn company come over last year to spray for dollar weed. I followed directions by letting it dry, and let my dog and cat out when dried. They died from the poisoning within a month. So needless to say, I have dollar weeds and no grass. I need to put something down and to lay down sod (St. Augustine) right away. Is there anything I can use? Thank you, Roy Dobbins
Here is an article that discusses natural methods of controlling Dollar Weed as well as chemical use.
My beautiful zoysia lawn has some areas that are being invaded by St. Augustine. Is there some way to kill the St. Augustine without harming the zoysia? Thank you.
If the areas are not too large, you can try spot treating them with either boiling water or Round-up.
I just moved to a new house and the yard seems to have 3 different grasses growing in it. The front yard seems to have senepid. The back is St. Augustine, and some other type of really bad grass that looks like it's dead due to the fact it's brown and yellow in spots. I would like it all to be St. Augustine. What do I do? I know it's too hot now, but when and what do I need to do to have a pretty yard?
The following article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/specific/st-augustine-grass/st-augustine-grass.htm
How can I have a plush thick St. Augustine lawn? Is there a specific fertilizer that I should use to make a thick, plush lawn?
Here is an article that will help you.