Centipede vs St. Aug

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Kleen Kutz, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a customer that has all centipede grass and she wants St. Aug grass instead. What do you think is the best thing (or correct thing) to do? Plant patches of St. Aug or spread some St. Aug seeds around?

    I wouldn't say re-sod the entire yard, I think that's a waste of money.

    I would say plant some patches of St. Aug and let it take over.
     
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Round up the centipede. Then lay new st aug. it would takes years for the st. Aug to spread.
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  3. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ama,La
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    Round up the entire yard?
     
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Or scalp the crap out of it, spread some starter fert, lay the st. Aug
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  5. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Once that happens, sounds like it'll take a while for the St. Aug to grow. But once I lay the St. Aug the yard would be sitting up real high. Bout 8-10 inches from the sidewalk.
     
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Then rent a sod cutter to remove the centipede.
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  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i thought st. aug was a type of centipede. what is the difference? they look similar.
     
  8. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    St. Aug is the better grass of the two. It's looks much fuller and green. Alot more thicker than centipede. Centipede is a cheaper thinner type of grass. To me it doesn't get as green as the St. Aug. the blade of St. Aug is a lot wider than centipede.
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  9. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i'm no master of grass types for sure. i've seen grass here called carpet grass. it looks like st. aug and centipede too. they all look alot alike to me. very thick, they don't grow tall very quickly.

    looks like this:

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  10. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes looks like that's it. Kinda hard to see though. Looks like St. Aug
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