Looping occurs when the stolons grow but do not attach to the soil as they lengthen. Because they are stiff, they rise to the surface instead of forming roots.

With all of the rain we’ve had, I’m sure your grass is growing as quickly as mine. I’m mowing every four days.

I’ve written many columns on turf grass and lawn issues, but it wasn’t until recently that I came upon an issue in my own yard that stumped me. It’s called looping. I had never seen this particular issue with St. Augustine grass, and didn’t know what to call it. But a little research showed me it is a problem many people have had to tackle.

Darla Horner Menking is an outdoor enthusiast and Herald correspondent. Contact her at darla.menking@gmail.com.

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