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Centipede vs St. Aug

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

  1. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,794

    yeah i wish every yard had that kind of grass. it never has weeds. it chokes them all out. you don't even have to treat it or anything. it basically takes care of itself as long as it rains or gets watered. :laugh:
     
  2. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,159

    First, there are not any "St. Augustine" seeds. It must be grow from, Plugs or sod. Second, there is a world of difference between Centipede and St. Augustine. Get to know your turfs as St. Augustine spreads quickly and is mowed at 4" level or higher. Centipede will only grow a little and is a beautiful grass but has got to be respected. I personally like that grass. Both do not like too much foot traffic. Can't use some of the same herbicides, each has a different fertilize requirement. No Chlorine based potassium on centipede--It will cause decline.
    Do a lot of reading
     
  3. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ama,La
    Posts: 1,604

    I've seen St. Aug seeds many times. You also can do a lot of reading and research.
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  4. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,159

  5. QLM

    QLM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    Dude it grows from plugs! I would not type st aug seeds ever again. DOES NOT GROW FROM SEED! How long have you been doing this?

    What I would do price the job removal and laying new sod. witch would need to be done asap. Then give her an option on trying to fert and make what she has look better.
     
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    Bingo.
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  7. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,068

    if she wants an instant yard then lay all new sod....if she wants a cheaper way out but will take years to complete then plugs....
     
  8. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ama,La
    Posts: 1,604

    I know I've seen St Aug seeds several times before. I'm not saying anyone is wrong. What the HELL, it's only grass.
     
  9. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,324

    Why does she want to switch to St Aug?
     
  10. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ama,La
    Posts: 1,604

    Because she don't like the way centipede looks. Since St. Aug is more of a thicker grass.
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