weeds in st augustine
what is the best method to rid my st augustine of weeds? i live in north central texas. soil is 60% clay/40% soil mix.
Submitted by snowpapa1951

Two ways to  do this: with a pre-emergent, or "weed preventer", which needs to be applied now; and with a post-emergent weed killer for broadleaf weeds. A severe weed problem will require both. Garden centers should carry both of these products. You apply the weed preventer with a spreader, and the post-emergent weed killer can be applied either as a spray or as a granular with a spreader. The spray works better, but is more work.  The stores in your area should carry the formulas designer for Southern grasses, but check the label to be sure. Some weed killers can damage St. Augustine, so you need be sure you have the right stuff. And be sure you follow all label instructions.

Answered by EricLiskey
Community Answers (2)

I live in south Arkansas, in the fall I can have the prettiest St Augustine grass then come spring it's like dead. I follow the directions for weed and feed in the fall and in the spring. What's wrong and how can I fix it?
Submitted by richardmassey