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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Sep 20, 2010 10:21 PM CST
OK - need some assistance...

I know a lot of you don't grow grass, but I want to plant an area in the backyard where the yard meets the patio. I'm guessing it's about 10' x 30'. The pups need a place to play and romp and right now it's dirt and they get so dirty and track that dirt into the house.

I have never planted grass here, so I need to know the when, how and what kind - lol. It will be a pretty high traffic area so no sissy grass will do;o)

I look forward to your suggestions and advice...

Oh, and it's such a small area I'm not too concerned about water needs...



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Name: Jayne
Glendale/Parks Az
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rtl850nomore
Sep 20, 2010 10:28 PM CST
I haven't grown any grass since the 60's so no help here.
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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Sep 20, 2010 10:34 PM CST
LOL Jayne. Where I grew up (Maine) you didn't have to plant it. It just grew... Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Sep 20, 2010 11:05 PM CST
I have about 4 kinds of grass in my backyard that I am leasing...one of them is great...sturdy and it doesn't seem to grow at all...no clue what it is but someone will help. I love the look of grass...just don't like the water bill and the mowing.
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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Sep 21, 2010 7:18 AM CST
Me either Becky - that's why it's going to be a small patch for the small doggies! Hilarious!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Sep 21, 2010 7:56 AM CST
perfect size.....I will ask around my neighborhood and see if someone has it too. Our front yards are Bermuda....YUCK!
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Name: Lynn Reno
Mesa, AZ
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azreno
Sep 21, 2010 11:55 AM CST
Bobsod is what you want Kelly. It's what most of the HD's normally sell as sod, too. This time of year you'd need to get it from Western Sod, though.
http://www.westernsod.com/
They sell overseeded sod, too, but that may not be ready yet.

Um, I assume this is a sunny spot? bobsod has not been able to handle less than sunny spots for us and we are going to to have sow a mix into our front yard.
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Runs_With_Scissors
Sep 21, 2010 2:28 PM CST
Boo, why are you leasing grass? Confused
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Sep 21, 2010 2:56 PM CST
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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Sep 21, 2010 4:08 PM CST
These folks seem to be the go-to's for lawn grass info. http://www.westernsod.com/

I recently saw Bobsod at HD, but a couple of years ago when we bought it there, it was two different types of grass, both labeled Bobsod.

And some more info: http://www.phoenixtropicals.com/grass.html
http://local.garden.org/Seeding_a_Lawn_Phoenix_AZ-r1216635-P...

After many years, St. Augustine has almost pushed Bermuda out of the front yard. I say 'almost' because I don't think you could entirely kill the stuff with a nuke. Personally, I love St. Augustine. It's springy, very tough so it holds up to lots of traffic and it's pretty.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Sep 21, 2010 4:15 PM CST
I love St Augustine too! Hurray!
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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Sep 21, 2010 5:35 PM CST
Great info peeps - thanks! I will check the sod folks out. Research has led me to believe St. Augustine will be the summer lawn... Lynn, it is a full sun spot until late afternoon so should be perfect!

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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Sep 21, 2010 10:01 PM CST
I don't know much about it but you might want to look at this one too

http://www.zoysias.com/

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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Sep 21, 2010 10:15 PM CST
Dan, my daughter tried zoysia and so did I. No dice; it all died. I thought it would be the perfect grass, i.e., no mowing! Sadly, no growing...
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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Sep 21, 2010 10:32 PM CST
Too hot here? Or just lousy soil conditions?
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Sep 22, 2010 8:49 AM CST
I wonder if that is what I have in my backyard in patches (the zoysia) since it is pretty and never needs mowing.
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Sep 22, 2010 8:55 AM CST
Once the dogs are gone...my grass will be gone. Promise!

























Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Sep 22, 2010 9:10 AM CST
Dan, I suspect it was the heat. Could have been the soil, but I doubt it since other grass grows there.
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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Sep 22, 2010 9:16 AM CST
This one might be worth looking at too. Supposed to be heat and drought tolerant.

http://www.bluestem.ca/enviroturf.htm
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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Sep 22, 2010 6:00 PM CST
Lots of great ideas - thanks!
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