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Bermuda / St Augustine

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by dwmason, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,806

    Having SA in the shade is better than having dirt and weeds. I have seen two grasses kept in the same lawn, but both the mow guy and the spray guy need to be on top of their game. No short mowing on the SA or high mowing on the bermuda or zoysia. Thank goodness SA is not too picky about its fertilizer. However, the hot mixes for weed control do not always go over SA.
     
  2. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,328

    Irrigated??
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  3. dwmason

    dwmason LawnSite Member
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    Has a sprinkler system but has not used it much
     
  4. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a yard in the same situation, he wants bermuda in the front and St aug in the back, it's already headed there just got to get a small amount of fescue out and then the weeds out
     
  5. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sounds like a good lawn for Celcius. Safe for Bermuda and St Augustine but bad for the Fescue and weeds.
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  6. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,328

    The reason I asked if it is irrigated is if it is and the conditions are decent then the St Aug will kind of take over naturally. You mentioned the customer prefers St Aug so I would mow all the grass high say 4". Bermuda when mowed high is kind of thin underneath and the St Aug will tend to snake into it and spread. You will have to convince the customer to water properly though. If the lawn is in a constant drought state then conditions would favor the bermuda. Some of the products you can use on both are simazine, metsulfuron, celcius,certainty and others. I have a few lawns that are mixed like this and this has been my experiences.
     
  7. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    What would you recommend for St Augustine I picked up a new account that is all st augustine It is the only st augustine account I have
     
  8. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,328

    If you're asking chemical wise it would be the ones I just mentioned.
     
  9. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sorry for the confusion, I was asking about two different yards, trying to ask without starting a whole nother thread LOL, I think we call that hijacking. The yard I was last refering to is a st augustine only yard, I just put down Surflan XL 2G for a pre emergent at 3 lbs/1,000 I don't have a St Augustine schedule so I'm a bit lost on this one, also I need to mention that I'm on a granular only setup. We're getting plenty of rain here so irrigation isn't a problem,maybe even too much LOL
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012

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