Browning Areas – St. Augustine

Browning Areas – St. Augustine

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tak1983 – posted 14 April 2012 08:42

All, I have been to this site a number of times but now I finally joined for some help. I have had great beautiful green grass all winter and now its starting to brown. I have Massey services and so does my neighbor and his grass isn’t going brown. I have a picture of the browning located below:

Close: http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/7999/closeupx.jpg

Mid: http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2165/midview.jpg


Please Help!

Spriteman – posted 01 May 2012 10:21

Hello Tak1983 – what part of the country are you in? If you’re in the southern U.S. and that is St. Aug. then it’s probably chinch bugs. They are the number one enemy of St. Aug. from a pest standpoint.

Get down to your home and garden center and find some chinch bug spray. I would spray an area an additional 10 ft in radius around the brown circle. I have used a product called Orthene with good affect. After a few weeks if you’re not seeing your lawn greening back up I would hit the bugs again.

tak1983 – posted 01 May 2012 15:16

Well actually the brown is gone. However, I currently have Massey and they are constantly guarding against Chiche bugs. Must have just been dry because I increased my watering from 1 to 3 times per week since its hot a crap again in Florida.

Thanks for the reply!

Progreen88 – posted 02 May 2012 13:32

Always pay attention to your grass when we are having temperatures as hot as they are. The main cause of grass blades curling in on themselves is drought stress. The top down view will look ‘c’ shaped. When grass gets this dry, its time to water! Also keep in mind that getting a little bit of rain from time to time is no excuse to turn your water off. General recommendations for water are around 3/4 of an inch per zone per watering. So when you get 10 mins of rain and 1/14th of an inch of water is produced, youre still not getting near enough without irrigation.

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