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Old 03-28-2012, 10:57 PM
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Oviedo,

I am also in Oviedo. Couple things. I am assuming you are using Do It Yourself Pest Control on 419/Broadway. Rebecca and Matt are very helpful to home owners and will be a good resource to help you along the way. I will advise you that with their products - you will be paying way above market rate for the products to get that advice. As Ric suggested look at your PH. They provide this service for $1 per sample. I suggest doing a couple samples from different areas around your lawn to get a accurate reading of the entire property.

I suggest looking at slit seeding and not overseeding. Seed has become way to expensive to risk the lower germination rate of overseeding in my opinion.


I am going to try to send you my phone number in a private message. I am not sure if your post count will let you get a private message. If you do not have one from me post a couple more post here and I will be able to send you one eventually. Feel free to give me a buzz. Maybe I can help sort of a couple of options out for you.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:15 AM
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Yes Poet I was definitely using that store, it's nearby.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:16 AM
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Poet I received your message sort of but couldn't reply or anything. It just advised to raise the post count maybe that's automated.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:20 AM
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Oviedo, here is a link to compare the two that I found to be fair below. There is a list of its sources. Not to take anything from Ric he knows his stuff and he's not wrong on the better turf is the Argentine for looks. I just feel Pensacola would probably be a better choice for you with your current funds, conditions, and prep work.
http://voices.yahoo.com/facts-argent...a-6127298.html
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:24 AM
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Please re-frame from giving advice about things you have no real knowledge of. You are giving this guy very bad advice.


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First important fact is what type of soil you have. pH is very important with Bahia varieties. Your local County extension agent can best help you and will have a general idea of you soil. Bahia likes an acid soil and does well in it. Alkaline soil Bahia does poorly

If your soil is acidic Go with Argentine NOT Pensacola. The reasons are many but let us start with Seed Heads. Pensacola will shoot up seed heads 12 inch tall 3 days after it is cut certain times of the year. Pensacola is a Clumping Grass while Argentine is not. Argentine has more plants or blades of Grass per sq inch and is a more uniform turf compared to Pensacola which is a Pasture Grass. Argentine has a thinner blade and is Better looking. Both are Drought Tolerant and will green up with the first spring rain. But Argentine will have a greener color compared to Pensacola. Argentine Bahia is Residential turf while Pensacola Bahia is Cow food.


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I like this description. I am torn between my wife wanting a nice yard, and knowing I don't have the time to be spending a ton of time in it. Between work and kids sports commitments this summer I am stuck with mostly weekends with an occasional mow. The lawn is of mostly taken over with clover and weeds, and it was suggested I might have been overwatering it.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:27 AM
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One other thing their was a commercial service that came by and offered their services at roughly $600/month. I can't remember which one gave the estimate, I just knew we weren't going in that direction, I think they were more appropriate for people wanting golf course beauty. His report said it was St. Augustine, but I know for a fact I had those tall seed distributors growing as well. Maybe there was a partial of each, perhaps the previous owner laid St. Augustine sod years ago and some bahai was brought it. Since they grew tall we are talking Pensacola, and my reading says that yes perhaps I was over watering.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:28 AM
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One more thing what are the weeds that stick to my dog and end up stuck all over your clothes? The local DIY place suggested they have a rather expensive herbicide that should kill most everything except Bahai once it's established, but is that the case?
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:31 AM
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Anyone have any recommendations on a lawn sweeper? I still have some leaves on that ground which is not good for seeding. The reviews on these things are all over the place.
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One more thing what are the weeds that stick to my dog and end up stuck all over your clothes? The local DIY place suggested they have a rather expensive herbicide that should kill most everything except Bahai once it's established, but is that the case?
Sandspur? No herbicide kills almost everything.....well except non selective herbicides like Round Up.

Maybe your post count is high enough now!
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:53 AM
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Yes Poet I was definitely using that store, it's nearby.

Very helpful for the do it yourselfers.......like I said there products can be found cheaper elsewhere but remember you are essentially buying there products because it comes with advice that generally gets you going in the right direction.
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