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by ktgrok
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: St Augustine issue or not
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: St Augustine issue or not

That dog in the background is probably responsible for the darker green areas - doggy is fertilizing them :)
I do see MAYBE some grey leaf spot on a few blades, but not much, on the lighter section.
by ktgrok
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Help identifying my grass.
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Help identifying my grass.

Looks like Bermuda.
by ktgrok
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: what caused this?
Replies: 1
Views: 54

what caused this?

I do have fungus (leaf spot) in the yard, but those areas just look like regular grass but with fungal spots on the blades. But this area is flat out weird. I don't know if this is just what happens in a severe fungal issue - if it is just worse than the other areas, or if this is insect damage, may...
by ktgrok
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Zoysia grass dying. Birmingham, alabama,7b,8a
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Zoysia grass dying. Birmingham, alabama,7b,8a

Have you checked that the sprinkler heads are actually working? No broken or clogged heads? Have you done a soapy water test to look for sod webworms, armyworms, and mole crickets?Do this on the border area between dead and alive, so you check both areas. The insects often move on once they kill an ...
by ktgrok
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Are there any seeded grasses compatible with St. Augustine?
Replies: 32
Views: 330

Re: Are there any seeded grasses compatible with St. Augustine?

That would work for the plugs, for the seed it's better to do 5 -10 minutes but more often, to keep it from drying out. But if they are on the same zone maybe just hit that area with a hose a few times extra.
by ktgrok
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: my poor husband - he's such a good guy
Replies: 2
Views: 204

my poor husband - he's such a good guy

:lol: My lawn has leaf spot, and with the humidity it is having a hard time drying off after rain, irrigation, whatever. I needed to mow last night and the side yard (less air flow there) was still fairly wet. I didn't want to mow it wet and more importantly didn't want it sitting wet all night. So ...
by ktgrok
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Are there any seeded grasses compatible with St. Augustine?
Replies: 32
Views: 330

Re: Are there any seeded grasses compatible with St. Augustine?

Are you in Orange County? If so, it technically is NOT a total blackout. You absolutely can use nitrogen IF you go to the website and take their little online course and pass the test at the end. Doesn't take long.

https://www.orangecountyfl.net/Environm ... WHCdC2ZM1I
by ktgrok
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Discoloration, Thinning Bermuda - Fungus?
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Discoloration, Thinning Bermuda - Fungus?

So far it isn't much better, but the weather is still terrible. Today I gave it a good long drink while still sunny enough to dry the blades faster so hopefully that will help.
the professor did say "it probably won't kill the lawn" so there's that, lol.
by ktgrok
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Discoloration, Thinning Bermuda - Fungus?
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Discoloration, Thinning Bermuda - Fungus?

Looks EXACTLy like my leaf spot. Attaching a photo for you. I actually emailed photos of mine to the head of the turf grass department at the local university and he diagnosed it as leaf spot. Azoyxystrobin and to a lesser extent thiophanate methyl (might have spelled that wrong) is good for it. Als...
by ktgrok
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Are there any seeded grasses compatible with St. Augustine?
Replies: 32
Views: 330

Re: Are there any seeded grasses compatible with St. Augustine?

Why would the plugs spread when the existing grass has refused to make any movement and instead has left the back yard to the ants Well, to be fair, that is a good question. I'd definitely take a cultivator or rake or whatever and really stir up those areas. Sometimes they get crusty on top, and it...
by ktgrok
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Are there any seeded grasses compatible with St. Augustine?
Replies: 32
Views: 330

Re: Are there any seeded grasses compatible with St. Augustine?

Skenny wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Why plugs over putting down the centipede seed?
1. It would match
2. St. Augustine is less susceptible to nematodes
3. Less watering to get it going. Seed needs to be kept moist to germinate which is hard in this heat. Plugs could be watered once or twice a day.
by ktgrok
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Are there any seeded grasses compatible with St. Augustine?
Replies: 32
Views: 330

Re: Are there any seeded grasses compatible with St. Augustine?

I have been trying to get the st aug to spread for months and it isn't budging. it grows out into the street, over rocks, onto the mulch, on the driveway, but refused to go onto the dead spots. weeds are totally taking over and ant hills are having a field day. I am into phase two of trying to stop...
by ktgrok
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Are there any seeded grasses compatible with St. Augustine?
Replies: 32
Views: 330

Re: Are there any seeded grasses compatible with St. Augustine?

I really would just water and fertilize and let the st. augustine spread...or buy 3-5 pieces of sod and cut it up and lay it down, or one tray of plugs.
But you do you, lol.
You can buy peat moss at home depot or Lowes or Ace or maybe Tractor Supply, to put on top of the seed.
by ktgrok
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: well that's why my grass seems thirsty!
Replies: 0
Views: 151

well that's why my grass seems thirsty!

Everyone keeps telling me we are getting "plenty of rain" and I shouldn't be irrigating. I didn't think we were - we get rain frequently but not much at all, maybe a few minutes and it blows past. Often just clouds and thunder and no rain. But maybe I'm crazy and it is falling fast enough or somethi...
by ktgrok
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: thinking ahead - which reel mower?
Replies: 21
Views: 591

Re: thinking ahead - which reel mower?

I've heard the Earthwise 7 blade I have gets a better cut on Bermuda than the Fiskars 5 blade does. And the earhtwise has a roller in the back instead of just wheels, so better on uneven ground as far as preventing scalping.
by ktgrok
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: how low is "reel low"?
Replies: 23
Views: 847

Re: how low is "reel low"?

kt, can I ask why you aren't cutting lower than 1.5"? Wouldn't it spread much faster at 1.0"? With all the rain you get I'd think it would handle it well. I have a lot of exposed tree roots, and an uneven lawn, worse now with the stupid mole digging tunnels everywhere. Also, lately the rain hits us...
by ktgrok
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: getting bare, "dead" soil healthier prior to sodding
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: getting bare, "dead" soil healthier prior to sodding

Haven't tested it but if it is similar to front yard it is high phosphorous and iron, low K, neutral pH.

I have peat moss actually, and can get a pickup load of mushroom compost for like $30 at a place down the street. Could get that and rake it in.
by ktgrok
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Why NOT to over apply kelp/biostimulants
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Why NOT to over apply kelp/biostimulants

Is it the kelp that was the issue? I saw a video where John of Lawncology posted a video where he put Humic-12 down at a crazy rate and it didn’t seem to hurt his lawn? Maybe wrong about something?? I think it was the combination of: 1. rebound growth from coming out of regulation 2. 3 x the amount...
by ktgrok
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: credit where credit is due.. just not sure to who
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: credit where credit is due.. just not sure to who

I can't wait to be able to put down PGR again..waiting for fungus to grow out. It made a huge difference. And Feature is freaking amazing. I'm sure the Carbon X helped too - haven't used that myself yet. Just AS MOP and XGRN.
by ktgrok
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Help me choose a grass type in Hawaii!!
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Help me choose a grass type in Hawaii!!

If you search the forum for Tifblair there is at least one member with it and it looks great.