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by Live Oak
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: New to Lawn Care - Need Opinions and Assistance
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: New to Lawn Care - Need Opinions and Assistance

Found this picture online. Dallisgrass is on the left and crabgrass is on the right. So the weeds I see in my lawn appear to be crabgrass. From what I found, bahia is Y shaped and crabgrass is Y shaped with a another one that comes up the middle. https://tipsfromashton.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/b...
by Live Oak
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: New to Lawn Care - Need Opinions and Assistance
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: New to Lawn Care - Need Opinions and Assistance

Definitely have dollarweed and torpedo grass in there, probably some crabgrass too. I can't tell if the other close up is bahia, bermuda seed, or something else. Celsius will take out the dollarweed but may require two applications - using a NI surfactant will improve efficacy. Torpedo grass is alm...
by Live Oak
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: New to Lawn Care - Need Opinions and Assistance
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: New to Lawn Care - Need Opinions and Assistance

Definitely have dollarweed and torpedo grass in there, probably some crabgrass too. I can't tell if the other close up is bahia, bermuda seed, or something else. Celsius will take out the dollarweed but may require two applications - using a NI surfactant will improve efficacy. Torpedo grass is almo...
by Live Oak
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: UltimateLawn's DFW St. Augustine Journal
Replies: 23
Views: 1479

Re: UltimateLawn's DFW St. Augustine Journal

Do you have bagging capability for your mower? I find that to be the most efficient way to pick up leaves and other organic debris on my lawn. It's almost like a vacuum for your yard. @UltimateLawn
by Live Oak
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Live Oak's Lawn Journal
Replies: 26
Views: 1295

Re: Live Oak's Lawn Journal

Hey @mjh648 and @Live Oak , I have the same issue and when i first found out it was most likely SAD i wasn't too happy. I did just plant some new sod and it's SUPER green and looking great. I think i'm going to wait till next year and see how it behaves and if it doesn't get the SAD splotchy look i...
by Live Oak
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda - Discolored blades and lesions
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Bermuda - Discolored blades and lesions

I would guess overapplication of herbicides. I’ve had similar injury in my St. Augustine due to heavy-handed spraying - purple blades and burnt tips.
by Live Oak
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Caring for st augstuine grass in winter months
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: Caring for st augstuine grass in winter months

The size and shape suggest dollar spot, IMO.
by Live Oak
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Nutsedge
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Nutsedge

Dismiss (sulfentrazone) will wipe out sedge very quickly, generally good results within a week. However, it may also ding your St. Aug, so I'd be careful with broadcast apps.
by Live Oak
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Grass ID
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Grass ID

The first two pictures look like Raleigh St. Augustine to me. Not sure about the bottom two pictures.
by Live Oak
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Live Oak's Lawn Journal
Replies: 26
Views: 1295

Re: Live Oak's Lawn Journal

Well, a bit of bad news. The irregularly shaped brown patches in my front yard have not responded to Azoxy, Propiconazole, or regular irrigation. Looking around on the edges of these weak areas I noticed some mosaic-looking yellow spots on some of the grass blades, which I think are pretty indicativ...
by Live Oak
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Yellowing showing up all over backyard st. augustine
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Yellowing showing up all over backyard st. augustine

Greyleafspot wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:30 pm
Have you had cold weather
Temps have been in 50s and 60s. The yellowing seems much more pronounced during and immediately after rainfall. Sun came out today and it’s much less noticeable.
by Live Oak
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Issues with St Augustine grass
Replies: 33
Views: 1226

Re: Issues with St Augustine grass

scottrf8 Yep, you've got chinch bugs. I'd spray the affected area and at least a couple foot radius surrounding it with bifenthrin. Someone else will have to weigh in on whether the grass will grow back on it's own - I want to say yes, but some of my neighbors have had chinch bug damage where the g...
by Live Oak
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Issues with St Augustine grass
Replies: 33
Views: 1226

Re: Issues with St Augustine grass

I second ionicatoms 's recommendation. What was the pH of your soil in the damaged spot? Take all patch thrives in an alkaline environment - one way to rectify it would be to spread sphagnum peat moss over the injured area to lower the pH of your soil. Another possibility is chinch bugs, especially ...
by Live Oak
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Yellowing showing up all over backyard st. augustine
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Yellowing showing up all over backyard st. augustine

Hey @dubyadubya87 , I actually sent some soil sample last week. Waiting for the results now. What would you recommend i keep an eye on that would cause this harsh yellowing? I'm curious to see your soil sample results when they come in. I would look for high soil pH and/or low iron. I have the exac...
by Live Oak
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Fungus/insect damage or just going dormant?
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Fungus/insect damage or just going dormant?

OND_longhorn Bifenthrin is safe for lawns, but I would recommend keeping pets and children off sprayed areas until the product dries - at least 1-2 hours. Again, applying at dusk is best. Depending on the severity of the webworm outbreak, you may need multiple applications for full control, which I...
by Live Oak
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Fungus/insect damage or just going dormant?
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Fungus/insect damage or just going dormant?

OND_longhorn Yep, that's the problem - sod webworms. They have been really bad this year. Check and see if your triazicide is labeled to control sod webworms, if not, I'd recommend applying either biphenthrin or Bacillus thuringiensis (BT). I've had success with both. You will need to apply at dusk...
by Live Oak
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Fungus/insect damage or just going dormant?
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Fungus/insect damage or just going dormant?

I'm in Houston too and we're definitely not at dormant season yet (usually starts around first frost). Given that it's an isolated spot, I would be inclined to think fungal or insect pressure. Brown patch fungus has been prevalent in my neighborhood the past couple weeks, so that's a possibility. Wh...
by Live Oak
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Live Oak's Lawn Journal
Replies: 26
Views: 1295

Re: Live Oak's Lawn Journal

mjh648 I really need to check the marketplace next time - I pulled the investment trigger on Celsius a week ago and also now have a lifetime supply! I will say I'm very glad I stumbled across this forum. I bought the MSM at Solutions pest & lawn and the staff rep didn't say anything about not spray...
by Live Oak
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Live Oak's Lawn Journal
Replies: 26
Views: 1295

Re: Live Oak's Lawn Journal

tragiclawn Thanks for reading my journal and the info about irrigation. I also have never observed the blue-green leaf color, but that picture you shared closely resembled what I was seeing in my lawn. It seems like my lawn does not respond well to artificial irrigation, which could either be due t...
by Live Oak
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Live Oak's Lawn Journal
Replies: 26
Views: 1295

Re: Live Oak's Lawn Journal

What a difference a week makes. I'm not sure whether it was the azoxystrobin or rainfall, but the lawn is looking much fuller and greener. The areas that I thought were brown patch fungus quickly greened up after receiving ~1'' of rain, suggesting that they were in fact caused by drought stress (3 w...