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Old 09-30-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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I have some patches of Bermuda grass growing in my otherwise beautiful St. Augustine lawn. I'm not sure how its thriving so well. A couple of the patches are in shady areas. I cut my grass on the highest lawn mower setting, which is probably about 3.5 inches.

What is the best way to regain control? Should i not mow the st. augustine for a couple weeks and see if it shades out the bermuda? I HATE BERMUDA!!!

thanks!
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I can't advise you, but I am surprised. We have had St A in many places (my favorite grass) we have never had anything take over, it usually does it instead.Maybe it is just resting until spring.

Nita
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:43 AM
 
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I am having the same problem. my location is in Houston, tx. the st augustine is dying out and the bermuda taking over. I mow at 3.5inches. I fertilized with scotts summer guard. Can anyone help?
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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SA should naturally take over Bermuda so what's going on is unusual. This is the time of year it should all be going dormant.

Does the Scott's you use have some type of weed preventer or killer ? If so it may have damaged your SA. Everything I read says never use a fertilizer with weed control since it can also damage good plants.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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I agree. St Augustine will always take over Bermuda grass. I have Bermuda while both my neighbors have St Augustine. They are slowly crowding out my grass which I have no problem with. Are you sure it is bermuda that is taking over.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:43 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I agree. St Augustine will always take over Bermuda grass. I have Bermuda while both my neighbors have St Augustine. They are slowly crowding out my grass which I have no problem with. Are you sure it is bermuda that is taking over.
Good point, I wonder if it's some type of local weed or maybe winter rye ?
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:04 AM
 
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I would use a strong weed killer on it, that is what we do. and then later on reseed the other grass.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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You can't seed St Augustine.
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