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Why does my St. Augustine look so bad?

St. Augustine is typically grown in acidic soils. In Albany and the surrounding areas, we have a higher pH with alkaline soils. Although St. Augustine can be shade tolerant it still requires sunlight so this can be a problem with too much shade. Also, people tend to over-water their St. Augustine, which can create a problem because this grass is fungus prone especially to “take all root rot” or TARR.