bermuda plugging experiment

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by grassmasterswilson, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. cgaengineer

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    Picture:

    Top of picture is the common, bottom is my hybrid of course.

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  2. greendoctor

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    Big difference in color. Common normally looks gray to me unless it is really overfertilized.
     
  3. Duekster

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    You can tell for sure. Not too bad however.

    FWIW, common seems to also gray green when hit with too much primo as well.

    The tighter variety should win.

    Given the right care just like Bermuda vs SA
     
  4. cgaengineer

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    It does not seem to like being mowed at 5/8" like the hybrid but it is hanging in there! One day...maybe next season I'm going to hit it with roundup and smoke it. At that time I will dig a trench and sink some brick just below grade which will allow me to keep the common away from the hybrid...I just don't have the energy or the care to do it now...and it's too freakin hot! I'm already cutting several times per week...don't want to create much more work for myself...and this is on top of my job as a lawn service provider.

    For now it's green, covers the red clay and overall it looks 100 times better than any lawn within a 15 mile radius from my house...so I leave it!
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  5. cgaengineer

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    So greendoctor...why don't you come up with a chemical cocktail that will remove common from hybrid? You could make millions!

    I know, you don't make the chems, you just use em...
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  6. cgaengineer

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    I've hijacked gmw's thread...
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  7. Duekster

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    You think? :cool2:


    He starts enough. :D
     
  8. greendoctor

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    Easier to remove hybrid from common. I do know that cutting below 1/2" will stress common.
     
  9. cgaengineer

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    Maybe I'll drop it down all the way in that area and see what happens.
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  10. greendoctor

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    The common will stress out and the lower growing hybrid will be at the advantage. There is a reason why I have not seen common used on greens or in tee boxes.
     

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