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jj6196
Oct 13, 2016 6:13 PM CST
I just had St. Augustine sod installed on my front yard...There are patches that look dead to me...but the person who installed it keepd saying it will green up in a few days....I think I have been had ..I am attaching pictures ..We are watering 2x a day for this and next week.Please advise me if I need a lawyer...
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Oct 13, 2016 6:20 PM CST
Hi, JJ. Welcome to NGA!

The photos did not attach, you might want to try again.

It will help those who know more about St. Augustine if you say where you are located, and if frost may happen there, what the temps have been and when you average first frost date is. If you give the location, say a ZIP code, we can figure the frost dates.

If you can describe your soil under the sod, that might also help! For example, would anything grow there before the sod (like vigorous weeds)? Clay, rock, sand, poor soil, good soil?

Maybe also mention what exact date the sod was installed (or how many days it has been sitting in your yard).
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sooby
Oct 13, 2016 7:21 PM CST
Welcome! Do you recall if those patches were green originally, or have they gone brown since the turf was laid. Also, when you water how much water are you applying?

jj6196
Oct 13, 2016 7:46 PM CST
The sod was installed 3 days ago...soul was dirt...not very good...he did not bring in dirt as promised...I live in Dallas Texas..very warm these days..We had 2 huge oak trees we had to cut down due to root problems with the house...no grass was growing in the front yard for 2 years due to sprinkler not working...I have inherited alot of problems due to my sister passing...
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I see the pics on my end...I am an old lady..not very computer savvy..
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Oct 14, 2016 11:48 AM CST
I don't know much, but I see how entire patches of sod are dead.

In my opinion, the guy who sold them should replace the dead patches, especially since they died in fewer than three days.

>> I am an old lady..not very computer savvy..

Perhaps ask a friend who plays with computers more to search for some reviews of the person or company who installed your sod. Then call the person and make a specific request like "replace all the dead squares by this date". Mention in passing a few of the sites where your friend found good or bad reviews, so he KNOWS that he will get more negative reviews if he doesn't make good on what he was paid for.

I think a lot of businesses, large and small, take advantage of anyone they CAN take advantage of. Resisting that kind of small-scale-theft and abuse is a community service, not being "pushy" or demanding.

In many states there is a consumer protection agency run by the state Attorney General. Lodging a complaint is easy. If your friend looks up the exact name of that agency in your state (and a phone number and address or email address), and the seller doesn't want to replace the dead sod he installed, make sure he knows that you think that violates a contract or agreement or decent business practice, and that you WILL lodge a complaint with the agency that you know the exact name of.

If it takes a formal complaint to get someone to do fair work for fair pay, that's on them, not on you.

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