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Old 06-08-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Would like some info on the best types of grass to grow at my new home. Zoisia seems popular but very pricy. Anyone have thoughts on using Bermuda grass or has any other grass recommendations. Appreciate the feedback.

Also, do you recommend using mulch or rock around the home foundation.

Thanks.
Pony
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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Would like some info on the best types of grass to grow at my new home. Zoisia seems popular but very pricy. Anyone have thoughts on using Bermuda grass or has any other grass recommendations. Appreciate the feedback.

Also, do you recommend using mulch or rock around the home foundation.

Thanks.
Pony
we were told it is called "centipede grass" I think it is called....I would ask one of the builders....
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:15 AM
 
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First hand experience, stay away from Centipede grass.

You may not have heard of "Ground Pearl" but if your lawn gets the little buggers it's dead in a few years. There is NO cure for it.

Do a Google search.

Ron W.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:27 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Thanks RJ. Did the google search, found good articles and crossed Centipede off the list. Have you heard anything about bermuda? It seems to grow faster than Zoisia and requires more care. I will also call some nurseries today to get some additional information.

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Pony
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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Bermuda would be my choice for grass.

Ron W.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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You would choose bermuda over zoysia?
Thanks.

Pony
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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Honestly I don't know anyone with Zoysia so I can't make a comparison. I would call the local lawn maintenance companies and ask their opinion......they would know more than me.

Ron W.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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In the Carolinas its either Bermuda or Fescue. I would go with Bermuda
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:44 PM
 
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First hand experience, stay away from Centipede grass.

You may not have heard of "Ground Pearl" but if your lawn gets the little buggers it's dead in a few years. There is NO cure for it.

Do a Google search.

Ron W.
Wow! Great knowledge!! Centiipede is what the plantation sales people are always pushing!!! I'm looking up those articles!! Glad we have this forum for the 'real truth'!! thanks much and will pass this to my husband.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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Also keep in mind that if you have neighbors that have Bermuda and you don't, it is very likely your lawn will be taken over by the Bermuda in a few years. We lived by a Golf Course in Charlotte and course had Bermuda and we had Fescue. Well when they cut the Bermuda and grass travels it took over my lawn. Every year another 50 feet or so would turn to Bermuda, after 5 years we just let it go all Bermuda.
If a drought Bermuda still thrives while everyth8ing else can burn out.

Just a fyi from personal experience living in the Carolinas, Charlotte
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