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3nevarez 09-01-2011 05:21 PM

dried up in texas
 
:furious:my yard is cooked!!! parched st augustine lawn. how do i make it snap back, besides water. what else can i do to get her growing again?:(

3nevarez 09-01-2011 06:10 PM

dried up in texas
 
hello, yall all out mowing or something?

DangerMouse 09-01-2011 06:21 PM

I believe your post is not getting answers because you already answered it.

DM

3nevarez 09-01-2011 06:24 PM

any ideas...

DangerMouse 09-01-2011 06:29 PM

Other than your idea of watering it?
Not really. Grass needs water to live.

DM

oh'mike 09-01-2011 06:43 PM

Send it up here for until the drought breaks----It's been raining a lot!!!

Seriously---leave it alone--grass can go dormant for a long time and come back,however watering it and then letting it go dry stresses the roots and can kill it dead.

ghostlyvision 09-01-2011 06:44 PM

St. Augustine will crisp up really good without sufficient water, there's really nothing much else you can do to bring it back. Normally it's not a good idea to water at night but with this high heat and drought you'll get better results running the sprinker after dark twice a week, deeply saturating the ground.

3nevarez 09-01-2011 06:57 PM

twice a week huh? thinking thinking about runnin the sprinkler all night 2nite. there is that "disturbance" building in the gulf. wanna get a soak in to prevent run off for when the rain DOES (prayerfully) come in. good idea?

3nevarez 09-01-2011 07:00 PM

sux man! my lawn has never looked this bad.

3nevarez 09-01-2011 07:47 PM

hey where did my support group go? i thought we were bros man:(

ghostlyvision 09-01-2011 07:53 PM

I'm here for ya, man. lol Yes, I think a good soaking before we get anything (hopefully a lot of something ) out of this Gulf system will help keep runoff to a minimum, a few good hours of saturation (down to at least 6 inches) ought to be good. Once we are out of this freakin' drought/super heat your grass ought to bounce back. Give it a feeding once we're into cooler temps and normal moisture (like late October or November) so it'll be healthy come next Spring.

DangerMouse 09-01-2011 07:56 PM

It looks like one's stirring in the gulf right now.....

DM

oh'mike 09-01-2011 07:59 PM

We're here!!!!!

I just have a hard time feeling for you---Illinois has turned into a complete jungle---Banana trees are sprouting from the cracks in the sidewalk!!!!

I've got two brothers in Texas----One has dirt only---Odessa

The other rents a place with a yard so small that he waters it with the coffee left in the bottom of his cup.


Just don't drop a match and burn down the neighborhood.----Mike---

ghostlyvision 09-01-2011 08:01 PM

It's hard to tell the difference between the ground and the grass down here, everything is one shade of brown or another.

3nevarez 09-01-2011 08:05 PM

i'm out fellas werk be dun. check back later


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