Well, it's September here in Texas and still in the high 90s and low 100s. About 2 months ago a landscaper friend gave me about 2 palettes of
Bermuda Celebration sod and 2 palettes of
St. Augustine sod. The St. Augustine was green but the Bermuda was leftover from a job and pretty much yellow.
So I've watered both faithfully (no fertilizer so far), and the St. Augustine has gotten bright green and green shoots have popped out of the Bermuda thatch (it's starting to look lawn-like finally), but I'm wanting both to fill in the areas that have no shoots, i.e. "thicken up". I just cut the St. Augustine to 3" and the Bermuda to about 2 1/4".
So two questions: 1) Can someone help me to understand what is happening at this point? My understanding is that now after mowing the roots are more than the top greenery (shoots), and my thought is that that would push the rhizomes to shoot up in new places. Is this correct or is there another thing that will cause new shoots 2) what else can I do at this time of year, including fertilizer or topsoil, to increase the shoot locations (in other word thicken it)? Thanks!