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New Lawn Woes!

New Lawn Woes!

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KW17 – posted 11 April 2006 11:11

Last year we had St. Augustine sod planted. However, it was planted in strips with space left between. The thinking was that the grass is supposed to be fast growing and the strips will grow together. Well, It hasn’t and I am tired of looking at a yard that is in rows. I have threatened my husband with throwing some grass seed down. At least that way my whole yard will be green.

Does anyone have advise regarding my situation? If not, what kind of grass seed should I use?!!

RickV – posted 15 April 2006 16:56

When you put in the St Aug. did you just throw the strips on the surface or did you dig out a spot and set the strips in there. The reason I asked is if you just threw the sod on the surface it probably stunted the ends of the pieces. Also if you planted the sod in the middle or latter summer months it may not have had enough time to take good root and start running. Once it starts running it should fill in those bare spots quite fast. I made the same mistake when I laid sod last summer I didn’t do strips but ran outta sod before I finished the whole section. since it started greening up last month it has taken off and is filling in the area that was not sodded. Be patient for a month or so and see what happens. Once it fills you will be glad you waited IMHO nothing looks a good as a St Augustine lawn ( I am sure I will hear about that statement)

[This message has been edited by RickV (edited 15 April 2006).]

KW17 – posted 18 April 2006 11:15

Thank you for your reply, I will try to be patient. I guess it is only the middle of April, and today we will be lucky to reach 60 degrees! I suppose once it warms up and stays warm, the grass will really take off!I did put some weed and feed on it a couple of weeks ago. I have noticed some of the weeds turning brown and the grass does seem to be greening up a little. Maybe it just needs more time.

Thanks again,

KW17

quote:Originally posted by RickV:When you put in the St Aug. did you just throw the strips on the surface or did you dig out a spot and set the strips in there. The reason I asked is if you just threw the sod on the surface it probably stunted the ends of the pieces. Also if you planted the sod in the middle or latter summer months it may not have had enough time to take good root and start running. Once it starts running it should fill in those bare spots quite fast. I made the same mistake when I laid sod last summer I didn’t do strips but ran outta sod before I finished the whole section. since it started greening up last month it has taken off and is filling in the area that was not sodded. Be patient for a month or so and see what happens. Once it fills you will be glad you waited IMHO nothing looks a good as a St Augustine lawn ( I am sure I will hear about that statement)

[This message has been edited by RickV (edited 15 April 2006).]

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