St.Augustine and organic
Hello all and thank you for providing so much great information that I have enjoyed reading over the last couple of weeks.
I am new to St.Augustine grass (floratam) and have 25,000 sq ft. of it growing quite healthily, the conditions range from full sun, partial shade, to full shade and all is doing reasonably well.
My wish is to move to an organic range of practices. The most recent fertilizer 10 -10 -10 went down about three weeks ago and the grass is looking very good (this in spite of the record rainfall 20+inches that Georgia has received in the last thirty days.
I have one particular unwanted pest that I have identified as Creeping Charlie (in one area), it's not too bad and at a push over a month or two I'm sure that I can manage to pull the majority of it out.
I am cutting at my mowers (rotary) highest setting (sharp blade) which I have measured at 4 inches, although I prefer the look better at 3 inches, I raised after this forum.
Would I be better to try to raise the height to crowd out the Charlie?
And how soon may I start with an organic feed I have already bought the Alfalfa?
Thank you for any help I am afforded,