lawn - Knowledgebase Question

palm harbor, Fl
Question by johnclaudiow
May 3, 2009
our lawn is half st.augustine & half bermuda & weeds-want all augustine what must I do to achieve this?Soil is real sandy ....should we have it tested before we do anything


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Answer from NGA
May 3, 2009

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I have observed that the two turf types often co-exist for a long time rather than one eliminating the other. Here are some points to consider regarding what conditions may favor one species or the other: In the shade, St. Augustine has the edge. In drought conditions, Bermuda has the edge. Infrequent mowing schedules may favor St. Augustine a bit. Taller mowing heights may favor St. Augustine. Bermuda is more tolerant of heavy foot traffic. I don't know of any herbicide that will kill Bermuda but not harm St. Augustine. You may have to start all over, removing both turfs and planting the one you like best.

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