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Help: Diagnose Problem With Grass

Posted by ronaldo807 9 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 17, 12 at 20:22

I'm having an issue with my St. Augustine grass. I live in Jacksonville, FL and we had several weeks of heavy rain followed by high heat. I'm starting to get several spots where the grass appears to be dying or browning mixed in with green grass. Hopefully the picture will give you a good idea of what I'm talking about. The patches aren't round and seem to be spreading fairly quickly within the past week or two. I'm not sure if this is related, but I have seen some moths in the lawn, but no webs. I need help is diagnosing what the problem might be (brown patch, insect related, etc), how to treat it, and whether or not the grass will come back in those areas. Thank you in advance for your help.

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RE: Help: Diagnose Problem With Grass

You might try the Lawns forum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lawns

RE: Help: Diagnose Problem With Grass

I'd sure look for some sod webworm caterpillars if I were you. But there are many problems associated with St. Augustine grass. In some parts of the South, the best and most appropriate answer to the lament: "My St. Augustine lawn in dieing. What can I do?" is "Pick a different grass."

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