our lawn was damaged by frost - Knowledgebase Question

Leesburg, Fl
Question by bandekrueger
June 1, 2010
We had St augustine. we would like to seed the bare spots what kind of seed we could plant. would zoysia be alright?
We just can't aford to re place this lawn?????


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Answer from NGA
June 1, 2010

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You can rake out the bare spots and take sprigs or plugs from your existing St. augustine, or you can overseed the bare spots with zoysia or bermuda. These new grasses will eventually spread (as will your St. Augustine) so it will be green, but the colors of the turf may not match exactly (you'll have dark green and light green areas in the lawn). I'd vote for cutting out areas of St. Augustine and planting them in the bare areas. Sometimes you can just take a long, thin area next to a flower bed or next to the sidewalk or driveway to use as sprigs or plugs and the area will barely show at all. And, the St. Augustine will fill in over the summer months. Best wishes with your lawn.

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