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Old 02-10-2011, 04:55 AM
 
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st augustine is not grown much here because it does not work well in the clay....
I have a yard full of St. Augustine and my yard is all red clay. In fact, this was the only grass that I could successfully get to grow on a south facing hill that is absolutely baked all day long by the sun in the summer. It's lush and green when the fescue lawns around here are either drying up, or have brown spots from too much watering.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:10 AM
 
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I noticed Lowe's doesn't carry St. Augustine, so I went over to the Scotts site. It says:
Growth: slow growth, and must be planted from sod or plugs.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:47 AM
 
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Now is not the best time to seed, but it's better than having a mudhole all spring & summer when it rains.

I agree! I wanted to re-seed right now but told to wait. By the by, I think the chicken hawk is back!
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:50 AM
 
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I agree! I wanted to re-seed right now but told to wait. By the by, I think the chicken hawk is back!
For what it's worth, most of the seed will germinate. Some will make it through the summer, so it's not a lost cause.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:54 AM
 
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When you seed in the Fall, does it germinate and then go dormant, or does it wait until Spring to germinate? Just curious.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:08 AM
 
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When you seed in the Fall, does it germinate and then go dormant, or does it wait until Spring to germinate? Just curious.
It germinates in the fall. It just gives the roots a better chance to get established, to make it through summer.

Knowing that survival at this time of year will be a crap-shoot, you might want to go to Ollies for now. I was at Ollies in Gastonia yesterday & they have 20lb bags of Scott grass seed, blue grass, short fescue & rye, for $19.95. Wait til fall for the more expensive seed.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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Growth: slow growth, and must be planted from sod or plugs.
Yes it has to be plugged but it doesn't take many plugs to get a yard going.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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If I put down a pre-emergent now, how long before I can seed and fertilize with a starter? We have average grass now, but it needs to be rejuvenated this spring for a possible home listing.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:07 PM
 
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If I put down a pre-emergent now, how long before I can seed and fertilize with a starter? We have average grass now, but it needs to be rejuvenated this spring for a possible home listing.
Put the seed down now. After it's establishe fertilize & go with weed sprays.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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Put the seed down now. After it's establishe fertilize & go with weed sprays.
This is not correct. If he just put down pre-emergent the seed will not germinate.

Stripes, since you already put out pre-emergent, you will need to wait until the fall to seed.
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