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Bahia

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by MS_SURVEYOR, May 29, 2010.

  1. MS_SURVEYOR

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,002

    My real mow season has started. Been out of town this week working. Was suppose to be out of town for another week. My long time hunting buddy passed away this week. So I came home to bury him. Only to see the Bahia season has began. The grass growth has been some what slow up to last weekend. I left home last Sunday needing a mowing. My wife said she was going to do it. But mowing grass is not on the top of her list. As i was riding back home today I was looking at the highway right of was. The further South we went the thicker the Bahia Grass was. I started looking for the seed shoots. Sure enough, I started seeing shoots. I just got back from visitation, after dinner with my wife, and walking to dog' to see my Bahia is jumping. I bet it grew 4 inches since last Sunday. I have to go to the funeral tomorrow. I probably won't have anytime to mow tomorrow. Sunday I have to return back to North Mississippi. There won't be any mowing until next weekend. Then there's a call for rain all next week. Bahia! :cry: Ya got to Love that grass! :dizzy:

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  2. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
    from ga
    Posts: 668

    i have one word for bahia and bermuda: Sethoxydim ........works wonders in centipede and st aug.
     
  3. MS_SURVEYOR

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,002

    Yea! If I did that I'd have nothing but dirt.

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  4. drumz2129

    drumz2129 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    I know how you feel. My front yard (6 acres) was fenced pasture, very fertilized pasture, when we bought the place. It was planted in bahia with some st Augustine mixed in. Now that I keep it mowed at 2.5" and in the past 2 years the st Augustine has slowly began to choke a lot of the bahia out. When the st Augustine has a good coverage I plan to spray the rest of the bahia. The back of the property is also bahia (13 acres of it) I let it get about 2' high then knock it down with the bush hog.
     
  5. MS_SURVEYOR

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,002

    Oh Yea! That Bahia is tough buddy. But one thing I can say is, when it gets hot a very dry, and all the other grasses are browning & dying out, the Bahia is kicking. I only have 3 tough months. So 3 out of 8 months of my season ain't that bad.
     
  6. drumz2129

    drumz2129 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    It wouldn't bother me as a yard grass if the seed heads didn't pop up 3 days after mowing. I mowed Friday afternoon and by Tuesday morning I had 12" seed heads all over the yard. I'm sure it didn't help that we got rain Saturday, Sunday, and Monday evenings.
     
  7. MS_SURVEYOR

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,002

    Yep! I'm there on a 4 to 5 day mowing schedule. I mowed Saturday and my little dog has grass up to his knees. It's been dry here. But the Bahia love hot dry weather. I'm just thinking the heavy growth season has yet to come. But the grass is green thick and pretty.

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    Here's my next adventure.

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