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Old 07-19-2012, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Sepulgeek View Post
What type of grass would you suggest? I want to try to start seeding my backyard with something besides Tall Fescue.
There are 4 main types that work well in this area: Bermuda, Centipede, St. Augustine & Zoysia

Of these 4 you will find that some builders will install Bermuda via sodding. However I'm not a big fan of it as it really doesn't look like grass to me. My preference is either Centipede or St. Augustine. I planted St. Augustine over 15 years ago and when people visit, they often comment on how I get the yard to look so good. (especially during the warm months) I never water it and maintenance is mostly putting a bag of Walmart brand fertilizer on it once or twice a year. That is when I can remember to do it. St. Augustine is a very regal looking grass.

Unfortunately this is the wrong time of year for planting warm season grass. You plant it in the early spring. There is a web site devoted to this kind of grass as you most likely won't find it for sale in Charlotte.

Seedland.com: Grass
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:58 AM
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The weeds are there serving a purpose to fill a niche in nature because your soil is badly depleted. Putting on chemicals is not the answer. Go to Geofflawton.com and become versed in permiculture. Take a local permiculture course if you like doing the lawn yourself. They can suggest ways to have a little bit of lawn, build soil, create a better hydrology to your lawn. You can stop the soil erosion on your lawn. mod cut

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