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De-thach St. Augustine Lawn

De-thach St. Augustine Lawn

lhb_tx – posted 20 May 2005 12:54

I have a 3 year-old St. Augustine lawn in central TX that has become heavily ladden with runners. I though about attacking the lawn with a de-thaching blade on the mower but there is a warning on the blade that says “do not use on st. augusting or other vone growing grasses”. Is there really a problem with this approach? Seems fairly straightforward.

ted – posted 20 May 2005 19:18

texas a and m says so…. you can damage the plant, and make it more susceptible to s.a.d., although i’ve dethatched mine a few times without problems.- p.s. the runners are how the grass grows….

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