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Old 12-11-2014, 08:24 AM
 
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My grass has all these spots every year. They seem to come and go and I've tried several products for fungus, brown patch, chinch bugs etc but never have any luck through the years. Please see pic attached, What is this and how do I fix this?
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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That's normal for St. Augustine this time of year. It's starting to go dormant and it doesn't happen uniformly. Just winterize and you'll be fine in the spring.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:51 AM
 
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You need to winterize as haudi stated.

Early spring you need to put down more fertilizer and ironite.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:54 AM
 
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I put down winterizer right before it was going dormant though.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:27 AM
 
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Here is a link to the bible for St. Augustine lawns...

Randy says "To control the dreaded Brownpatch fungal disease (symmetrical brown circles in the grass) you must prevent it from coming up with a systemic lawn fungicide with Bayleton, Terrachlor, Banner or Benomyl."
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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Then you'll be fine. The Winterizer doesn't prevent it from turning, but gives it more nutrients to come back fast and strong in the spring time. As DSL PWR said, fertilize early Spring (Late Feb to Mid-March depending on how cold the winter was) and you'll have a popping yard next year.

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I put down winterizer right before it was going dormant though.
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:19 PM
 
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Uhm... what if I didn't put down winterizer? I've owned my house for a few years, but I'm not a pro when it comes to yard care.
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:59 PM
 
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Looks more like brown patch to me. Once the nights turn cool this stuff runs rampant in St. Augustine....have to put down the anti-fungal stuff in August or September. Once it appears like this, it won't go away until the new growth in the spring.
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