Is this Bermuda in my St Augustine?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Scott_WPB_FL, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Popeye77

    Popeye77 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
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    Winning???
    Heck, I'm losing the battle!! I really would like to spray it and kill it. Only reason I haven't done it is he is downhill and am worried about the runoff killing his.
     
  2. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    You have a genuine concern about any run off issues. Nice to know your considerate of your customers neighbor. Good on you.
    easy-lift guy
     
  3. Grasssales2001

    Grasssales2001 LawnSite Member
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    You can supress bermuda in St. Aug with poa constrictor or prograss. Cut the St. Aug high. But ,yea your fighting an uphill battle.
     
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I second this...nothing chokes out Bermuda except multiple applications of chemicals. If SA is taking over Bermuda it's because the Bermuda is weak from growing in the shade.
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  5. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is crazy to try and keep st augustine if it is going to be starved, scalped, dried out, all in the blazing sun. It might as well be bermuda if that is how the lawn will be managed. Now I do not feel so bad. At least the right grass for the conditions of the site is used most of the time. No one in their right mind keeps st augustine in full sun here in Hawaii.
     
  6. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    On the other hand, bone headed is trying to keep zoysia or bermuda under trees or on the sides of adjoining structures. It does not work.
     
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    This happens far too often around here...
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  8. St aug is used in full sun all day here...works well too...if cut at 4"+...
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  9. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Works well where? Where there is no ridiculous restrictions on fertilization and watering? I can keep st augustine fine in full sun, but that is incumbent on my fertilizing and watering according to what the turf needs and not how the tree huggers tell me how to do it.
     
  10. We don't have fert/water restrictions in my county...it's only certain counties in Florida...like I said, does just fine provided guys cut it high.
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