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02.05.12

Why is my yard getting thatch through out, and how can I fix the problem?

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  • Donna Dixson
    Donna Dixson Buford, GA
    Do you know what type grass you have?
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  • Michelle I
    Michelle I Marshallville, GA
    I believe its St Augustine or its equivalent in Middle GA, it looks like what we had in FLorida
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  • Donna Dixson
    Donna Dixson Buford, GA
    You could be getting thatch from natural die off of leaves when grass goes dormant(brown in winter). I suspect it is due to dormancy.
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  • Michelle I
    Michelle I Marshallville, GA
    Is it possible that the lawn is being cut too short?
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  • Donna Dixson
    Donna Dixson Buford, GA
    Maybe....if it is getting too long in between cuts...then getting scalped each time it is being cut. How tall is it after being cut usually?
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  • Michelle I
    Michelle I Marshallville, GA
    it appears to me about 2 1/2 inches though I am being told the lawn mower is set on 4 iches
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  • Donna Dixson
    Donna Dixson Buford, GA
    2 1/2 inch height is good for St Augustine. if you go any higher than 3, it will make it look pretty raggedy. Take a look at Walter Reeves has to say about maintaining St. Augustine, it may help you make some decisions on what to do with your grass.
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  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    The recommendations for growing heights may be a little different in Georgia, but the University of Florida Extension Service says 3.5 to 4 inches is optimal for most St. Augustine cultivars. That means setting your mower on its highest setting. You need
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