st.augustine grass Florida - Knowledgebase Question

lakeland, Fl
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Question by lgcoolg
March 24, 2010
I have large areas that are yellowed. I have one area that WILL NOT grow grass! I have put down Scotts weed and feed. Can you help?

Answer from NGA
March 24, 2010
St. Augustine will green up quicker in the spring if you fertilize with a winterizer fertilizer in the fall. You may want to check for chinch bugs and grubs - both can feed on the roots and stolons and cause yellowed areas. Or, there may be a build up of thatch or compacted soil. All lawns have thatch but if it builds up over an inch deep, it can keep water and fertilizer from reaching the roots of the plants. Soils can become compacted due to foot traffic, etc. so core aeration is often advised every 3-4 years. Since you've used weed and feed, you should see your lawn green up soon. Check the other possibilities for yellowing lawns and eliminate them if you find them. Best wishes with your lawn.

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