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we are big time dry here and my yard is starting to crack open - - - - guess I'll $$$$$tart watering some and it needs fertilizing also but I'm not sure if now would be a good time to do both???  Any of Y'all have any ideas on fertilizing San Augustine grasses????

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And a couple of weeks ago you were drowning; clay? 



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well, more like a couple months but yeah. When it comes to the "wedder" it's feast or famine in Tejas.

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I dont think I would do the fertilizer....the watering sure wouldnt hurt though. Grass is pretty resilient.....it can all die off and then bounce back when the rain comes

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Oops, too late, Harry, LMAO - - - the sack said "any grass and any time" so I fertilized and the sprinkler has been running for and hour already.

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Was just a guess anyways....WTF do I know.......lol

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Welcome to the Club LOL

I'll let you know which color it turns in a few days/weeks LOL

One of the Lady Joggers came by this morning and said "are you watering?" (DUH) and I said "no, I'm actually painting - - gonna change the yeller to green" LMAO

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Mello Yello wrote:

Welcome to the Club LOL


Yes I'm a smart ass


 yeah we all know that,,biggrin    hope that expensive water does some good,,, after all its ONLY money,,,,,confuse



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Mello Yello wrote:

Welcome to the Club LOL


Yes I'm a smart ass


 yeah we all know that,,biggrin    hope that expensive water does some good,,, after all its ONLY money,,,,,confuse


Looks like you're a member of "OUR" club also.biggrin

I'll take it out of the Wiffy's allowance biggrin  



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Usually our grass turns brown in July/Aug.....I have read that if you keep it cut longer (3 inches), it will not dry out as fast. They say that the roots are same length as what you keep it cut at, so a 3 inch blade of grass has 3 inches of root.I decided to try it and my grass does look better this year, but then again, it has rained a bunch.....so WTF do I know?

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I always run my mowers at their highest cutting and you're right it does help. Right now mine won't grow 3" tall so all I end up cutting are the weeds and that *@$^%*@ Johnson Grass.

However, someone did tell me that if you pour a little Jack Daniels on the Johnson Grass, the Baptists will eat it plumb down to the roots.

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Usually by this time of year on the Tundra of Upstate NY, our grass gets crunchy dry with our sand soil and I only have to cut it about once every 2-3 weeks. This year, I've been using the big riding mower as it needs cutting every 4-5 days. That 59 inch mower deck is hard to adjust so it usually stays pretty low. The Lawn Dawg guy who does our fertilizer, weed and grub control chewed me out (again!!) for cutting it too short. I suggested that if he wanted to stop by every few days and on his own time and push the small mower, the short grass problem could be easily addressed. He is right that lawns cut 2-1/2 to 3 inches high is about right. Oh and it's supposed to rain again this afternoon



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