Do I Need to Replace My St. Augustine if I Lost it to Drought

I frequently get asked for proposals to re-sod St. Augustine. Most of the time the St. Augustine has been lost to poor watering and most of the time I tell the homeowner not to spend thousands of dollars on sod because the can grow it for free on their own. The photo below was taken of a North Dallas lawn in late August. The lawn hadn’t been watered at all this year and two weeks ago the entire parkway looked dead. Last week we had three inches of rain and today two-thirds of the grass has come back. Between a newly installed sprinkler system and good fertilizing by this time next year the parkway will probably have filled in without a single piece of sod having been laid.

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