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List Eater
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Htown
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re: Issues with St. Aug yard
Any idea what happened to the sod? 4 weeks old. Is it salvageable? Ran out of nutrients? I backed off the watering 2x a day so the roots could grow deeper.

It was a test area to see if it would work and then do bigger area. Looked healthy for about 3 weeks and the last few days has turned.




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ronk
Member since Jan 2015
2120 posts

re: Issues with St. Aug yard
Grey leaf spot and it also looks like webworm damage. Talstar and propiconizole mixed in the same backpack should cure it


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Htown
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re: Issues with St. Aug yard
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Talstar and propiconizole

Thanks is this something I can go in to HD or Lowe's and walk out with or order online?

Would Spectracide or Bioadvance products work if I sprayed today? Looks like I need to do it quickly
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Cuthy
Auburn Fan
Colleyville Tx
Member since Aug 2019
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re: Issues with St. Aug yard
In your picture can see this "test" is pretty close to your yard's fence. How much sunlight does this area get each day? St. Augusting doesn't require as much sun as some grasses but, it does best with 5-6 hours/day or more.


List Eater
Houston Fan
Htown
Member since Apr 2005
22231 posts

re: Issues with St. Aug yard
Gets enough + just cut off branches to a nearby tree to get more sun. Backyard has always been way too shaded to grow. It was singing for 4 weeks.


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ronk
Member since Jan 2015
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re: Issues with St. Aug yard
I would go to a Site One if you have one of those close. Neither are all that expensive and a great thing to have around if you have St Aug. With the Talstar you can also treat for mosquitoes (don't use a backpack that had a herbicide in it) and treat the perimeter of your house for insects.


List Eater
Houston Fan
Htown
Member since Apr 2005
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re: Issues with St. Aug yard
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Site One

Never heard of it but there's one 5 mi from me

So buy talstar and propiconazole and 2 hand pumps? Sounds like these 2 things can fix most St Aug issues..


ronk
Member since Jan 2015
2120 posts

re: Issues with St. Aug yard
Propiconizole and Talstar can be mixed in the same handcan or backpack.

They can fix a lot of issues for sure. I would suggest looking for a 20-20-10 granular fert to hit the yard with next week.


meeple
USA Fan
Member since May 2011
6740 posts

re: Issues with St. Aug yard
Just applied half a bag of DiseaseEx and watered it in.

Thanks H/G geniuses


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redwingtiger
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Shreve
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re: Issues with St. Aug yard
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Definitely not webworms. I have moths but I’ve been keeping the larvae at bay with Anderson’s Duocide since I first noticed chewed blades several weeks back. I’ve tried killing moths with Talstar spraying them directly and either this doesn’t completely work or they just come in from somewhere else. But most importantly my grass isn’t being eaten by the larvae.



Glad to hear. Mine is webworm related. Found the little buggers yesterday... look like small green caterpillars. After reading your post it inspired me to investigate further.


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meeple
USA Fan
Member since May 2011
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re: Issues with St. Aug yard
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Found the little buggers yesterday.

Where/how did you find them? I've always tried but only see the chewed blades. Never see the worms.


ronk
Member since Jan 2015
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re: Issues with St. Aug yard
They can be right under your nose and you’ll never see them. Small, color of the grass, barely move.


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redwingtiger
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Shreve
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Issues with St. Aug yard
Started folding back the grass on the outer ring in between the healthy grass and dead grass. They’re the exact green color as the St. Aug. so they’re hard to find. Apparently going out at night with a flashlight is the best time to spot them.

Your pictures look different than my yard so it’s not webworms for you if I had to guess.


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HammerJackFlash
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Member since Sep 2018
317 posts

re: Issues with St. Aug yard
Nah... de-thatch it.


LSUDbrous90
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Dec 2011
1134 posts

re: Issues with St. Aug yard
Put down peat moss this weekend. Have some spots that are getting really barren so hopefully between peat moss, disease x, talstar, and not as much rain I can bring it back.

Im due to fertilize the yard within the next couple of weeks. I assume I should hold off on the areas that are struggling?
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Auburntiger
Auburn Fan
BTR area
Member since Mar 2005
10984 posts

re: Issues with St. Aug yard
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de-thatch it.


Not this time of year. That would cause too much stress on the grass.

Detaching should be performed in May


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HubbaBubba
LSU Fan
In Quarantine, TX
Member since Oct 2010
32259 posts

re: Issues with St. Aug yard
I had rings in my yard. Ring fairies. And my grass was thinned and seemed stressed.



It's a fungus that starts small and keeps spreading out. Sought advice and Disease EX was recommended. Used on the entire yard and added some fresh topsoil on top of the affected areas. I also added gypsum to the yard to help set the soil conditions to correct pH.

Now? My neighbor complimented me, said it looks better than it ever has.



In this Pic, you can see the ring, but it grew in as a darker green from the hit of topsoil I gave it. After treating the yard with a treatment of fertilizer, I can't see the ring anymore.


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ronk
Member since Jan 2015
2120 posts

re: Issues with St. Aug yard
That’s brown patch. Fair rings are caused by decaying organic matter in the soil. Fungicides don’t work on them. The only thing that gets rid of it is removing whatever is decaying.

To add: I finished reading what you posted after your pic. That probably is a fairy ring based on the dark green ring. I read the top part and thought you were going to say it disappeared after the fungicide. That would have been brown patch. So the reason for the dark green and brown circle is a fairy ring produces a high amount of nitrogen and it makes the grass greener. When it produces too much nitrogen it burns it. Don’t buy fungicides to get rid of it though.
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baldona
Auburn Fan
Florida
Member since Feb 2016
12583 posts

re: Issues with St. Aug yard
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In this Pic, you can see the ring,


Subtle you win H&G yard of August brag. Looking good man.


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
52991 posts

re: Issues with St. Aug yard
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20-20-10 granular fert to hit the yard with next week.


Don't hit your new sod with it.


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