If your St. Augustine has not come out of it's dormancy, you're far from alone. From its northern boundaries along the Red River, clear into Central Texas, the Gulf Coast and even deep East Texas, St. Augustine lawns are hurting this spring.
. While this winter was certainly not our coldest in history, it must have caught St. Augustine in a vulnerable condition.
Dr. McAfee agrees that the 1-inch layer of Canadian sphagnum peat moss is the best means of helping your lawn regain its strength. This research was done several years ago by Dr. Phil Colbaugh, research plant pathologist, now retired. Dr. Colbaugh suggests applying the peat in late April or May, and he has shown dramatic improvement in the health and vigor of treated lawns. Dr. McAfee says that he is aware of home and commercial properties that make such an application annually each spring, although Dr. Colbaugh's research suggested it could be used every two or three years.For more information, visit www.moore-landscaping.com or www.mooresprinklerrepair.com