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Old 04-19-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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Any suggestions or comments on getting grass to grown on Oak Island? Where to buy sod? Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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Im not able to answer those questions, but here are a couple active FB groups where there are folks that can:

Oak Island, NC

Oak Island Locals
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:08 AM
 
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Stay away from Centipede grass, I had to tear up my whole lawn when it became infected with ground pearl. There is no antidote.
You're only option is dig up the top 10" of soil and haul it away and start all over with fresh soil and hope the new soil isn't infected as well.

Speak to your landscaper about it and if they would guarantee the job.

Too bad because Centipede used to be the best lawn for this area, needing very little maintenance.

Ron W.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:07 AM
 
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Zoysia is a good choice for this area. Once established, its drought resistant, and very tough. It will go dormant and turn brown in the winter, and can be invasive, so you have to keep it trimmed back from places you don't want it to go. Shallotte Lawn and Garden Center has very good prices, and will deliver sod by the pallet.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:26 AM
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I see the comment on centipede above.

When I lived there I would walk around the streets and clip sprigs of centipede that were growing out in the street. I would do this every evening, and I would end up with a big bag. Then go back to the yard, have one daughter poke a hole in sand with pencil, the other daughter plant a sprig. About every foot, then every six inches, and then,,,etc. I did this for several weeks, my back could never had managed if I had been the one planing all the sprigs.

However, the key was water and sun. I put my own sprinkler system in, used water pressure to drill my own well, and I soaked those sprigs, three times a day, but never after 3:00 pm.

In very very short order, I had a carpet, but the key was sun and gallons and gallons of water. I have never been a real yard kind of guy, but I must admit, I had a carpet! Water and sun!
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:07 PM
 
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I see the comment on centipede above.

When I lived there I would walk around the streets and clip sprigs of centipede that were growing out in the street. I would do this every evening, and I would end up with a big bag. Then go back to the yard, have one daughter poke a hole in sand with pencil, the other daughter plant a sprig. About every foot, then every six inches, and then,,,etc. I did this for several weeks, my back could never had managed if I had been the one planing all the sprigs.

However, the key was water and sun. I put my own sprinkler system in, used water pressure to drill my own well, and I soaked those sprigs, three times a day, but never after 3:00 pm.

In very very short order, I had a carpet, but the key was sun and gallons and gallons of water. I have never been a real yard kind of guy, but I must admit, I had a carpet! Water and sun!

I loved centipede too !

But as time went by it needed more and more water and TLC and it was still dying off. I finally brought in a lawn service and in a few minutes got the bad news....believe me, it was in his best intrest to have me sign up on the dotted line but he didn't. He said I would be wasting my money.

Ron W.
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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RJsurfer, did you re-sod with a different grass, or give up on grass?
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:19 AM
 
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RJsurfer, did you re-sod with a different grass, or give up on grass?
Gave up on the grass, made a switch to a nice perennial flower garden. I made use of the lawn sprinkler system and converted it to drip irrigation.

I now have twice the work

Ron W.
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