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Old 02-17-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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I live in sw Broward county and lately I have found my lawn and specifically the soil underneath of it to be very spongy. My grass has turned to weed as well.

I have held off watering, because the soil is so damp in the front of our house. The ground also appears to be quite uneven in spots.

I don't quite know what to do. I could weed and feed, but what do I do about the soil? I appreciate any suggestions for can provide. Thank you.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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Check for cinch bugs... they destroy lawns from underneath.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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Thanks - I will check it out.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:27 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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My parents lived in Hollywood for many years and they never had a problem with their St. Augustine grass lawn. Is that the type of grass you have? It seems indestructible! Other types of grass in South Florida are much harder to maintain - just ask any landscaper who looks after golf courses.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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JHL,
Why is the soil so damp?
Spongy? Are you getting a great amount of rain this winter?
Has it always been like that?
What kind of grass do you have? St. Augustine?
is the grass dying and the weeds are taking over?
You might want to have a professional who knows about soil
look at the situation.
Sounds like a problem with the soil. Drainage.
It wouldn't hurt to ask a lawn specialist in your area.
If he figures something out for your soil, you will save hundreds
of dollars and alot of work.
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