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Old 10-09-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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As the title says "What Fertilizer to Use Augustine Grass Houston, TX?". Last time I used Triple 13.

Fertilizers are sooo expensive. One of the Scotts fertilizer was $48..
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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Oh my goodness, you're going to fertilize St. Augustine grass? Around here it's all we can do to keep it beaten back! LOL
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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hehe ! I know there are many places where it is considered weed.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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If you go to any place that sells fertalizer you will see specific ones for st augustine.What you will mostly find is that doing so will give you a much better lawn as its thicker;has less weeds taking over and less problems with diseases. A healthy lawn is always better. Driving around its obvious which is care for even with st augustine.
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:35 PM
 
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hehe ! I know there are many places where it is considered weed.
Oh no, Marykate. If healthy, it seems to be decent grass. To me, bermuda is a weed, crabgrass, johnson grass, etc. You must be in Florida. Now to me Kudzu is a weed-I would never plant that stuff!LOL
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:35 AM
 
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I am in Houston, TX!

Any recommendations on the Fertilizer?

Thanks,
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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Go to wal-mart and look for the cheapest time release fertilizer there then. If you use the cheapest no time release it will green then start to fade and isn't has good to prevent weeds and other problem that come with healthy grass.Many people just mulch but that can have problems too. St Augustine is if you just want grass a pretty hardy variety of grass tho.Fertilizer isn't cheap but 48 for scotts feed and feed seems alttle high.
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:23 PM
 
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@TexDav,

I saw a video on YouTube where the person was saying that get the fertilizer with high nitrogen. The numbers on the bag illustrate the nitrogen like 8-10-10 (8 is the nitrogen first number).

What do you suggest?
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:39 PM
 
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I like one with about 24 nitrogen. Look at scoots then if you want something cheaper lok for the same numbers. i alos might recommned that you spread some lime pellets with a spreader and let them disolve diru=ing the winter in the winter in the eyard to sweaten the soil . Fertilzer tends over time to make the soil acidic and the clay is pretty acidic as it is.I then use a weed and feed for spring or use fertiler and spray wed B-gon that is approved for at augusitne grass separate.Don't over cut the lawn leaving it 2-3 inches most cut too short.Welcome to once a week cutting in the south.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:03 AM
 
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I need help with my lawn, I have had the best lawn in the whole neighberhood before it started to turn brown almost overnght. It has spread over 45 ft by 15 ft real fast. and all my neighbers lawns are alright.
I water daily in the early morning, added scotts weed and feed in the spring and mow the grass at a 3" height.
I have babyied this lawn all summe3r and this happened, can anyone please give me any ideas as to what caused this.
My lawn is St. Augustine and I live in Houston, Tx
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