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Old 01-31-2018, 02:28 PM   #1
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For you guys that like to take of your yard, what are you doing this time of year? I want to get started earlier then normal.

I have a good yard, but it struggles at the beginning of Spring, and takes some time for the St. Augustine to really take over. I usually have a large circle that is dead but by April/May it fills in as the grass spreads.
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Old 01-31-2018, 02:46 PM   #2
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I'll be starting here in a couple weeks depending on weather. I've attached two PDF's on lawn maintenance, one from TBH advice & Randy Lemmons schedule and the other from Texas A&M.
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Old 01-31-2018, 02:52 PM   #4
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Old 01-31-2018, 03:04 PM   #5
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In the next few weeks I will re apply pre-emergent. If I don't, I will get a bumper crop of grassy weeds (mostly Dallisgrass) in late Spring. So far, the stuff I put down in September has kept the broadleaf weeds from popping up. For my area - north Texas/Metroplex it seems the best times for pre-emergent are first week of September and mid-February. I have a few sizable dead patches - not sure if it was grubs, chinch bugs or a fungus. There's not really anything I can do about it until mid-summer. I am also going to do a little tree trimming in my backyard - there are a few areas the grass is getting thin and not thriving due to shade. Even St Augustine needs about 6 hours of sun to stay thick.
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I need to get on fixing my backyard in the house I'm renting now. Dogs have it tore up and I'm moving out soon. Quite a few bald spots
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Old 01-31-2018, 03:26 PM   #7
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In the next few weeks I will re apply pre-emergent. If I don't, I will get a bumper crop of grassy weeds (mostly Dallisgrass) in late Spring. So far, the stuff I put down in September has kept the broadleaf weeds from popping up. For my area - north Texas/Metroplex it seems the best times for pre-emergent are first week of September and mid-February. I have a few sizable dead patches - not sure if it was grubs, chinch bugs or a fungus. There's not really anything I can do about it until mid-summer. I am also going to do a little tree trimming in my backyard - there are a few areas the grass is getting thin and not thriving due to shade. Even St Augustine needs about 6 hours of sun to stay thick.
I have some balds spots also! Not sure if Fungus or grubs also.

Never had my grass this dead and dormant, bc of the several hard freezes below 20 degrees.
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:19 PM   #9
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:20 PM   #10
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Per the photo schedule in post #4, does applying pre-emergent in May help or hurt DFW Bermuda lawns?
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:45 PM   #11
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Where exactly do you get any of this stuff at? I always read these lawn threads with product recommendations but canít ever seem to find it. Are yíall buying online or nusuries, etc...
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:49 PM   #12
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Check feed stores
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:52 PM   #13
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I dont want to derail the thread, but I have a new yard, I just fenced out of a pasture, and im curious when I should start planting st augustine? Theres some pasture grass, but mainly just bare select fill dirt.

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Old 01-31-2018, 07:20 PM   #14
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I wonít do anything to my lawn for 2 more weeks.


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Old 01-31-2018, 07:58 PM   #15
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What about DFW burmuda? I sure miss my St Augustine grass.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:10 PM   #16
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I dont want to derail the thread, but I have a new yard, I just fenced out of a pasture, and im curious when I should start planting st augustine? Theres some pasture grass, but mainly just bare select fill dirt.

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As soon as possible because the pasture grass will be so thick you cant get it out of there!
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:13 PM   #17
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As soon as possible because the pasture grass will be so thick you cant get it out of there!
I guess I will spray it this weekend then and see about getting some grass soon. I assume tilling it up will be the best way to go?

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Old 01-31-2018, 08:14 PM   #18
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:16 PM   #19
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I guess I will spray it this weekend then and see about getting some grass soon. I assume tilling it up will be the best way to go?

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If you spray with round up you can plant within 2 weeks. Any high end concentrates like eraser will stay in the soil for 1-3 months and will continually slowly releasing and killing everything. And if you have a tiller I would set it to till 1-2 inches deep then let the dirt settle and lay your grass. Once you get the grass in make sure you soak it in real good (where itís too squishy to walk on) so it takes root. The more water you put up front the better it will grow. If you spray in a week or so and let the weed killer do it job then till 2 weeks after then lay your grass a week after that you should be about perfect on timing as far as when grass starts growing!


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Old 01-31-2018, 08:18 PM   #20
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If you spray with round up you can plant within 2 weeks. Any high end concentrates like eraser will stay in the soil for 1-3 months and will continually slowly releasing and killing everything. And if you have a tiller I would set it to till 1-2 inches deep then let the dirt settle and lay your grass. Once you get the grass in make sure you soak it in real good (where itís too squishy to walk on) so it takes root. The more water you put up front the better it will grow. If you spray in a week or so and let the weed killer do it job then till 2 weeks after then lay your grass a week after that you should be about perfect on timing as far as when grass starts growing!


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No problem! I do this stuff year round! Lol


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Beware where you purchase your new sod. A lot of st. Augustine grasses coming out of winter dormancy stage have tons of grassy weed seed waiting to explode.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:41 PM   #23
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ignoring it, as usual.....

it usually greens up where the dogs poop.
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Beware where you purchase your new sod. A lot of st. Augustine grasses coming out of winter dormancy stage have tons of grassy weed seed waiting to explode.
Any suggestions within an hour or so of Brenham?

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Old 01-31-2018, 08:43 PM   #25
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Beware where you purchase your new sod. A lot of st. Augustine grasses coming out of winter dormancy stage have tons of grassy weed seed waiting to explode.


Can hit it with a weed and feed after rooted to green it up and kill the weeds. Itís been a wet winter and I donít think youíll be able to get any super clean grass yet!


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Also once it warms up spread Bifenthrin granules on the front and back yard and make sure to broadcast some into the flower beds.

Fire ants will leave you alone and it really helps with skeeters too.
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From what i 've seen of my non-green thumb. The less I do the better my lawn looks.
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Yes sir I do! All American Stone@Turf in College Station

Guaranteed to be weed free
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Yes sir I do! All American Stone@Turf in College Station

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Where is the best place to get St Augustine around San Antonio/Boerne area?
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Is pre-emergent only for early spring & fall application???
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:26 PM   #34
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I am going to try this out this year and see if it makes a difference.

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Typically
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Put out two bags of barricade premergence today


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Did mine yesterday and was laughing at the ďpreĒ aspect as I was dumping it on tons of weeds.
Anyway, Iím gonna follow the Randy Lemmon schedule. My twenty something neighbor did that last year as a first year homeowner and his yard bested mine



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Did mine yesterday and was laughing at the ďpreĒ aspect as I was dumping it on tons of weeds.
Anyway, Iím gonna follow the Randy Lemmon schedule. My twenty something neighbor did that last year as a first year homeowner and his yard bested mine



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Haha, same here. I already had some weeds but Iím going to follow the schedule to a t and see what happens. Our local ACE carries all the products so it will be convenient.


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For you guys that like to take of your yard, what are you doing this time of year? I want to get started earlier then normal.

I have a good yard, but it struggles at the beginning of Spring, and takes some time for the St. Augustine to really take over. I usually have a large circle that is dead but by April/May it fills in as the grass spreads.
I pay a professional to treat my yard. When I did the math for how much it would cost me to treat my 1 acre as needed, I discovered that this guy could do it for only about $10-$20 more per application than it would cost me. For that price, I was able to justify the cost of paying someone to treat it. This way, I don't even have to find time to do it. I just pay the bill when it gets stuck to my garage door.
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:30 PM   #39
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I'm going to roundup mine this weekend.
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I usually do the scotts weed and feed in the spring but last year it didnít seem to do as well.


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I put barricade down on all my "dormant grass" that was mostly green weeds. I freaking hate weeds... But they apparently love me.... They won't go away.
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What is the type of f Round Up you use and what is the concentrate?
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:10 PM   #45
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I'm thinking of using straight concentrate, would hate to add water and give the grass a chance to win
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:11 PM   #46
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:51 PM   #47
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Scotts weed and feed today or tomorrow before the rain
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:24 PM   #48
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What is the type of f Round Up you use and what is the concentrate?
I use Ranger pro glyphosate at about 5% per the label. I think it is about 6oz per gallon but I'd have to look at the label to be for sure. I just spot sprayed this time. I'd recommend putting dye in it so you can tell what you've already sprayed. It really helps.
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Almost my entire lawn contracted brown patch over the winter. I put St. Augustine on top of a septic drain field which I hope wasn't a big mistake. It sure looked pretty from May until October, and I hardly had to water it except for in late July. I don't know what to do.
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