St. Augustine grass - Knowledgebase Question

Encino, Ca
Question by stileskim
February 23, 2011
I live in So Calif. and it's been close to freezing many nights. My St Augustine grass looks terrible. It's dried up and patchy. What is the best way to fertilize it and get it back to life? How do I water it in the heat of summer

Answer from NGA
February 23, 2011


There's not much you can do about the frost damage - you'll just need to wait for the weather to warm up and the grass to begin growing. Once it does you can mow off the dead leaves and stems. Don't feed your lawn until you see new growth. If you feed too soon the grass won't use the nutrients and you'll just be wasting your money on the fertilizer. St. Augustine will be happy with one deep soaking every 4-5 days during the summer months. Good luck with your lawn.

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