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Question: two trees live oak and red oak replaced the front yard with st. augustine after 1 season it is dirt again

Answer: St. Augustine thrives in sunshine and won't tolerate the shade of your trees, or the dry soil beneath them. Other grass varieties won't grow well in your summer heat. I am afraid the best thing to plant would be groundcover. Not what you wanted to hear, I'm sure, but it is the best advice we have!

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