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Old 03-01-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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Moved into a new house last year and have a few areas in the yard where I need to put couple patches of bermuda grass down. Do any of you know where I can get some, I live in Katy.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Not sure why you want Bermuda grass ( very invasive), but check this:
From where do I buy Bermuda Grass in Houston/Katy?
K & K GRASS FARMS - Quality Sod - Bermuda, St Augustine, Mixed Varieties that's in Alvin, about 24 miles
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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We moved back to Houston in 1974 along with many, many Yankees. The builder hired a guy from Brenham to sod the yards. He told everyone of our neighbors from the north to go to the nursery and by Bermuda seed and sow it over the St. Augustine. That dam- seed sprouted all over the place even in the brick mortar. I was the last to move in and a Texan so I was exempt. That SOB laughed and laughed at them pulling up that grass from the flower beds for years.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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I love bermuda grass -- so much softer and more enjoyable. Walking barefoot in St. Augustine will practically leave you bloody....
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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It is hard to get the neighborhood to change. Bermuda does not want as much water. I prefer fescue. Too hot here. St. Augustine is cheap for builders. Our cousin raises some Bermuda hybrid for a living. It would make a better lawn. With the price of water, we need to be looking for something other than St. Augustine.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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st augustine needs water yes, but it lives a lot better in heat/sun than a lot of other types. Houston has a lot of heat and sun.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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Not many people know about "Turfallo". It's a hybrid of Buffalo grass with (I believe) Zoysia. It is suppose to be draught-resistant. It does not grow taller that just a few inches. It is made in Austin. And .. it's kinda expensive.

Turffalo.com - Turffalo Turf Grass - The Perfect Lawn.

From what I read, it could be a great alternative to St Augustine. However I did not hear many places use it.

Any comments on Turfallo?
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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Default Turfallo

Based on this forum it seems to be labor intensive as far as keeping weeds out.

Turffalo - Turfgrass
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:18 PM
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Grimes Grass on Hwy 6 south of I-10. I called a nursery last year when I need grass, and they told me to go to Grimes - that is where they would get it from and charge me more for the privilege.

I love St Augustine. It is not hard to walk on if you mow it properly. When mowed at a 3" or 4" height and watered properly it becomes very lush and carpet-like.

But some of the MPC's are moving to Bermuda grass because it recovers better from a drought than St Augustine. And in an MPC you can't choose what kind of grass you want.

http://www.grimesgrass.com/types-of-turf-and-grass.html
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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This is funny.

I never knew what the grass was called. I always called it "real grass" (St Augustine) vs "that fake, Beetlejuice model city looking, soft Astroturf grass" (Bermuda). LOL!
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