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Reviving dead St Augistine Grass

Reviving dead St Augistine Grass

TampaFL – posted 24 June 2014 14:33

So I moved into a home with St Augustine Grass with no knowledge on how to take care of it. It was lush and green when we moved in and 3-4 weeks later it’s going completely dead in large spots all over the lawn, total disaster, and with some lush spots still remaining. Our sprinklers were running twice a week and I’d water it once a week. I put some Scotts Southern feed on it. And I cut it a few times with an edger until I got a mower. I may have cut it too short in spots. The back yard we expected to die because we run the dog out there. But the front lawn which we never walk on is dying too. So anyway, the game plan is I’m going to try and start watering it every night to see if it helps, I’ve started using a mower which gives an even cut, and based on what I read I was going to go to Lowes to pick up some fertilizer to try tonight. Any ideas?

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  1. Jan Phelps

    We had St Augustine Seville put into our back yard 9 pallets and it was wavy and bumpy with some no sod filler that was supposed to look like sod, we watered 1″ per day with a water bill of over 500 dollars and then every other day 1″ of water for two more weeks then twice a week. It started looking dried out so watered those areas by hand and put milorganite on it and some of it came back. This was done in April. now ending July, almost all brown, straw like dead areas. We were told Seville grows straight up, however, all we seed are like climbing roots that mostly look dead, can see the sand beneath it. Guy who put it in said “I told you to watch for fungus because of so much rain”. We have not had that much rain in Deltona, FL area. Spaces that they used for filler are nothing but holes, he denies any wrong doing and we are doing our best to help it survive. I do not think we are going to make it. Treated for fungus from professional dealer, told us by pictures we brought what to do, Did not work! Still dying so 2500.00 is a lot to lose. Anyone have any helpful ideas or is this a total loss. We do NOT have chinch bugs, we do have mushrooms now and then since fungus control put on. We are desperate to save it. Possible?

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