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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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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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Cut front yard at 3.75" So much Bermuda! Ugh.

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Last cut was 5 days ago at 3.75"; Before cutting at 4.25" the lawn was looking decent"

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Afterwards (Bermuda really shows):

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Cut the back yard at 3.25" but I forgot to get a picture until night time.


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I cut the side yard at 4.25"; double-cut for the first time on half the yard. Thanks to @LawnCareNut for the suggestion.

Afterwards I pulled out a small bit of Bermuda.

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I'm not sure palmetto is capable of shading out the bermuda. :cry:

Afterward I cut the front yard at 3.75"

Found a dry spot that I need to investigate more tomorrow.


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5pm, sprayed a test spot in the backyard with southern ag chelated iron. 4oz over maybe 500 sq.ft. It probably would be best to put it down in the morning rather than the evening, but it's going to rain for the next two days so I figured why not.


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Here's a follow-up on my liquid iron application from nine days ago. The test spot is barely any greener. I don't think anyone would suspect that that spot was treated with any thing special. since I didn't use the full label rate I suspect that my application should have been in the morning rather than the evening and I should have used maybe twice as much as I did. I will plan to try again.

Today I sprayed roundup plus which contains glyphosate and Diquat in my mulched beds and around my driveway and walkways. Last time I sprayed in the backyard test areas and it did work very well at 6 oz per gallon. After the foliage died I used a lawn torch to burn up most of the dead material.
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Cut and fertilized the side yard today. I put out Scotts Green Max.

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Tried cutting diagonally:
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Put out milorganite and leftover Scott's tonight. Neighbor walking by stopped to ask me what I was putting on my lawn. Nice compliment!

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Cut all three lawns today. So far I don't see any evidence of green up from applying fertilizer. I guess that's not a huge surprise.


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We've had a lot of rain and cooler temperatures with several overcast days. Most of the yard is looking ok, but found gray leaf spotting in some downhill areas.


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Cut side yard down to 3.75" and applied 2lb Scotts DiseaseEx (0.31% Azoxystrobin).

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