It’s official. St. Augustine is struggling to recover from freeze damage the second year in a row. St. Augustine is a tropical plant, which means it doesn’t like 106 degrees or 9 degrees and in the past few months we’ve had both. What’s worse for our tropical St. Augustine is we spent over 100 hours below freezing. Take a look at our lawn in Dallas and you’ll see it’s still pretty thin even though bermuda has is half way out of dormancy. What should we do? Usually not a lot. If there is full sun and the watering is right combined with a good fertilization program it will come back. It may take a few months longer though.