ionicatoms lawn journal - Florida - St. Augustine (Palmetto)

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ionicatoms lawn journal - Florida - St. Augustine (Palmetto)

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Applied Scott's DiseaseEx Fungicide (Azoxystrobin 0.31%) to side and back yards at preventive rate.

I was on the fence about the need for this application. We are expecting temperatures to drop next week.

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Was hit hard with large patch back in January:

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Applied 5.6lb per 1000sq.ft of HumicDG; one 40 pound bag. This is above the label rate.
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Followed up with BioAdvanced Triple Action lawn fertilizer plus. I'm hoping I didn't over do it, because my last application was 4 weeks ago on the sideyard.

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I'm still trying decide what to do about the Bermuda. Guy who lived here before me was throwing down Bermuda seed instead of watering the St. Augustine.

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Glad to see another st Augustine lawn join the forum. Look forward to reading your journal.
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Buffalo (St Aug) will creep over the Couch Grass (Bermuda) at higher cutting heights

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I'm posting these soil test results retroactively. The samples were taken in January.

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Back Yard
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Side Yard
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Put out 10lb of Scotts® Halts® Crabgrass & Grassy Weed Preventer. It's 1.71% pendimethalin. Only did the front yard and side yard. First app went down in January. It worked ok, but didn't prevent Carolina Geranium at all.

Also I cut the grass on the side yard. I got behind on the pool maintenance, so I spent a couple hours responding to the algae bloom.
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Cut front yard five days after the last cut. Overgrown in areas where I put out BioAdvanced Triple Action Plus.

Cut side yard two days after the last cut, took off 2 or 3 /8ths.


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Sprayed Roundup Glyphosate in the late morning. I mixed up 6oz in a gallon sprayer and went around the fence targeting weeds and Bermuda. Also I sprayed around the pool. I forgot to add a surfactant, so I'm wondering if my results will be optimal.

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I wasn't super careful. Got my fingers crossed.
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According to https://www.totallandscapecare.com/chem ... f-the-mix/ the combination of Diquat with Glyphosate results in less effective long term control than using Glyphosate alone. It seems Diquat gives you a fast visual response, but it seems you just have to buy or use more RoundUp to compensate. Feel like I've been duped.

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Cut front and side yards. Observed many weeds that need to be sprayed. Height of cut = 3.75"

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