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by J.R.@A&M
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:14 pm
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Topic: Lawn care suggestions...
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Re: Lawn care suggestions...

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:13 pm
mrvmax wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:13 pm
Here is the best info I’ve found, he’s on the radio weekends.
http://www.randylemmon.com/lawns/fertilize.html

Another question..... what do you guys think of fescue as a filler for bald patches?
Fescue is green, but that aside, it is thin bladed compared to San Augustine. It also does well the n winter and poorly in summer, the opposite of San Augustine. So there might be some visual non uniformity. I’d patch San Augustine with more Of itself.
by J.R.@A&M
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lawn care suggestions...
Replies: 35
Views: 2594

Re: Lawn care suggestions...

St. Augustine isn't my favorite turf. It requires relatively more water and more risk of disease. But it endures shade better than the thinner bladed grasses. How much shade do you have?

I once replaced a backyard of San Augustine with bermuda because there was no shade, and I couldn't put enough water on it to keep the San Augustine alive in the heat. That was in McAllen where the two seasons of the year are summer and night.

But my current yard has too much shade for other turf, so I try to trim low lying tree branches, let in more dappled light, and nurse the San Augustine along.

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