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I live in South East Texas.  I put out some Scott's weed and feed and I think that I have burned the grass.  We have a St. Augustine and bermuda mix grass in the lawn 90% St. Augustine.  The tips are brown in certain areas and it looks ugly.  Last year it was green and I would love for it to bet back to the deep green color it was last year.  How do I get this accomplished.  Oh yeah on the neighbor's little slab they have spots that are totally dirt now.  I need help. 
 
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I keep typing stuff here and deleting it. 

Before I address your problem I need to know:  have you read the article at www.richsoil.com/lawn-care.jsp ? 

 
                      
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yes I have read it.  do i follow the instructions for the brown spots from my dog? 
 
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Well,

I think the first thing is, I need your assurance that you aren't gonna use the chemical army any more.  Are you signed up for all organic?

Can you attach a pic (look under "Additional Options"?

So, you've burned your grass ...  is there tufts of grass that is not dead?  And looking like a freaky dark green - almost blue?

There is a difference between dormant grass and dead.  You might have dead. 

Do you know if the stuff you put down was a slow release fertilizer?

 
                      
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Not signed up but I am going to go green from now on after this burn episode.  I will send pictures of it one day soon.  I need an sd card insert.  I will buy one.  The lawn is all the way green and not destroyed.  I say out of about 300sqft.  there are only four spots where the spreader dropped a lot of weed and feed because I stopped in those spots and it released more than it should have released.  I think that I need to just get a little bit of top soil and put it on the spots after I fertilize the grass and it will be just fine.  How do you go green removing crab grass though. 
 
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You can put some sawdust on it, but I think it will be a "too little too late" sort of thing. 

If you have a big, steel pipe, you can drive it about eight inches into the soil and them pull it up.  Put sawdust in the hole. 

Alder sawdust would be the best - if you can get it.  Definitely don't use cedar. 

 
                      
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I just let it grow out for three weeks everything looks great except for the weeds in the flower beds and a few crab grass areas.  How do you eliminate crab grass without going green?  How do you eliminate weeds and keep them eliminated without using liners for the flower beds.  I would believe that you would just pull the weeds and then put a lot of mulch down?
 
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How do you eliminate crab grass without going green?


I'm not sure I understand your question.

Follow the recipe in the article and your lawn will get better and better.

 
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