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Old 02-27-2017, 08:18 PM   #1
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Need help revitalizing St. Augustine lawn in Houston, TX


Hello to all! New member here and desperately need some help with trying to revitalize my St. Aug lawn in Houston, TX. New build, new sod from 2014. First couple years were ok and I thought I was on the right track when year 3 hit and my lawn looks horrible now!

Symptoms:
-patchy lawn
-dry, brittle stolons
-significant number of weeds including some clovers, some kind of flowering weed and some prickly leafy ones and what appears to be crabgrass or dallis grass
-lots of areas being invaded by what I believe to be Bermuda
-looks like there is a lot of thatch, especially in areas where the Bermuda is creeping in and lawn has "risen" significantly from concrete areas in past years (I'll include pic)

What I've done in the past:
-used Scotts Bonus S for southern lawns weed and feed
-used Scotts Max green
-Scotts crabgrass preventer
-Scotts fungus control
-hose end atrazine spray
-Ortho Bug-B-Gon
-Ortho Red Ant granules (broadcast)
-Ortho GrubEx
-watering has been relatively inconsistent; my goal is to water deeply once per week in the morning this year

I'm a big DIY'er and would prefer to do this myself, but have no idea as to where to start the turnaround. I'm contemplating renting a dethatcher and dethatching the lawn this weekend though.

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Old 02-27-2017, 08:20 PM   #2
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Again, thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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