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St Aug over Bermuda Grass

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Hodge, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. Hodge

    Hodge LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    I have a customer requesting a bid on planting St. Augustine without removing the bermuda grass. She has stated the burmuda can be "scalped" and the St. placed on top and it will take over.
    Is this the case or would it be better for me to remove the other stuff and just relay the sod. But if this is the case would you recommend plugs or sod, and which type of St. Augustine would be best for North Texas climate zone....
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,720

    I would hit the Bermuda with Roundup, then in about a week, scalp the Bermuda nearly to the groundand bag it. Finally, lightly till the area,( to loosen the surface a little),about 1" deep and lay your new sod. Keep it moist and it should take off real good.
    You could skip the tilling, but that way the new roots have a little loose soil to start in, and you can lightly rake out uneven spots before laying the sod.:)
  3. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 587

    I know here in Florida the Bremuda does take over to St. Augustine.

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