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Old 10-04-2018, 05:15 PM
 
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I unfortunately have St. Augustine grass in the Houston area. I have an area between the road and the sidewalk that refuses to stay alive. I water it, fertilize it, put down bug killer, fungicide - basically all the stuff you're supposed to do.

Is it possible the soil could be bad? At this point I have no idea where to go to figure out how to fix this.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:53 PM
 
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This website should answer all your questions, solve your problem...

https://txmg.org/mclennan/2011/03/21...e-grass-lawns/
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:39 AM
 
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Thank you
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I unfortunately have St. Augustine grass in the Houston area. I have an area between the road and the sidewalk that refuses to stay alive. I water it, fertilize it, put down bug killer, fungicide - basically all the stuff you're supposed to do.

Is it possible the soil could be bad? At this point I have no idea where to go to figure out how to fix this.
I have no idea but I would do anything to have ST Augustine grass. we never had any grass that was as easy to take care of and keep looking pretty from mid spring until early winter or certainly late fall. It is just to cool here in NWA so we had our entire front yard turned into a rock yard last week. Now we have to decide on a couple of year round plants that we can put with the rocks to make it look a little less blaw!!! We did have the rock guys leave a couple of small ares rockless. Now, is rockless a word, I don't know?
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:28 AM
 
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Hi wit-nit,
I also have the same query.
Thanks for sharing the link.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:29 AM
 
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Between the road and the sidewalk. Do you need a dog deterrent?
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:21 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Between the road and the sidewalk. Do you need a dog deterrent?

I was wondering the same thing, but I don't think that is from dogs doing their business on it. It's too widespread and even, not patchy. When the picture is magnified I can see obvious black spots on all the dead vegetation and on the soil and on the edges of the concrete.

I think it is some kind of spreading fungal infection in the soil.

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Old 10-09-2018, 02:54 PM
 
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Do you have neighbors? Do they have the same kind of sidewalk/road situation? What's their grass like?
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:20 PM
 
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I suggest a soil test. They're inexpensive and will display lots of information about your soil, usually with recommendations for remediation.
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:47 PM
 
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I was wondering the same thing, but I don't think that is from dogs doing their business on it. It's too widespread and even, not patchy. When the picture is magnified I can see obvious black spots on all the dead vegetation and on the soil and on the edges of the concrete.

I think it is some kind of spreading fungal infection in the soil.

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I didn't catch that little hand to enlarge...and then the capability to enlarge yet again. Wow. That's some tough looking 'grass'.

Sometimes the question is why is some of my grass green. Why is some of the grass surviving?

I see what looks like a mouse at the very very bottom when fully enlarged about middle.

Yes, what about your neighbor's grass in this strip? Is it all one long strip till the sidewalk where you cross? We have lived on streets like that. Some people called that strip the "devil strip" because it was so hard to keep looking good, to do anything with and it was known to be where animals did their business. At one point I discovered a neighbor would just let his dog out a few times during the day to go...where?...to that strip along our road between sidewalk and curb. And when confronted the neighbor was upset and said his dog just likes it there.

So is it private to your property? Or perhaps at least bordered by concrete top and bottom so that the area is sort of yours so you can maintain it as you like? Or is it part of a long strip?
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