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    Laying Sod?

    We recently began laying sod in our front yard. We started two days ago with just regular St. Augustine. I threw it and the wife attempted to stitch and seam it. Problem is there are several spots where I can put my fingers in the seam. I can't see it growing together that much. Would it be easier/better to shift entire rows after 3 days, or splice in thin pieces from other pieces of sod?

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    St. Augustine will grow together but you can put some lawn sand on the seams to speed things up. Not sure what you mean by stitch and seam it, I always just tossed the stuff down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nole76 View Post
    St. Augustine will grow together but you can put some lawn sand on the seams to speed things up. Not sure what you mean by stitch and seam it, I always just tossed the stuff down.
    Pulling the pieces together.

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    They'll grow together. St. Augustine is a creeper grass. That's why you have to edge your beds regularly to keep it from taking over.
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    Like others said it will grow together in no time. I do remember back in the old days they back filled the seems with sand. Heck last time I did it it was thick and grown together tv in no time with out the sand back fill. Just lay the water to it and you'll be cussing having to mow it every week. No worries at all.

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    Fill in the seams with some crushed marl if available in your area, if not sand or topsoil will suffice. As stated it will eventually grow together but the filling will help it along evenly.

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    St. Augustine is prob the worst possible grass to put in. Water, mow, pesticides, water, mow....ad inf

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    Did Zoysia last time, 10x better than Augustin.

    As others said, fill in cracks. Water every day for the first 30 days.

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    laid this about a month or so ago, it was anything but tight.

    Its all grown together nicely now

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    Tight Lines, Steve
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