Going Organic but Grass is Dying!
I've been reading quite a bit on organic lawn care the past few months but apparently not enough. I live in Panama City Beach, FL and have St. Augustine grass. I switched from applying chemical fertilizers/weed killers/bug control to organic. It is now December 3 and I started going organic in July - so no chemicals at all since then. The only thing I've applied so far has been Milorganite.
What prompted me to go organic is that I felt I fried my lawn with chemicals in the summer when we were getting so much heat combined with a good bit of water. The first thing that happened was little gray spots on the grass blades that looked like someone took a paintbrush with gray paint and performed splatter paint. After that, the grass seemed to consistently turn brown and widdle away and allow itself to be replaced by weeds. This is the point where I went organic.
I've been keeping the lawn heavily watered - usually 3 - 4 times a week with each sprinkler section running 15-20 minutes. However, things are getting progressively worse. I'm trying to attach some pictures of the front lawn so you can take a look. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, I'm not seeing any bugs other than the good guys around.
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This is a pic of good St. Augustine in the lower right corner and the bad lawn to the left: