However, St. Augustine is susceptible to a few pests and diseases. Gardeners enjoy this grass type for its compressed grass blades that contribute a dense texture for lawns. Preparation and Planting. Dig down a couple of inches. The best grass to mix with centipede, to avoid disease issues, is Bermuda … If you want to mix bermuda with St Aug, that can be done, too. Bermuda grass killer. A: The liriope in your photo is a green form. The best time to over-seed your lawn with cool-season grasses will … It’s far more likely that it got too dry one or more times. Houston enjoys a perfect climate for growing grass. However, lawns featuring bermuda grass are easily over-seeded, producing a green landscape year-long. However, lawns featuring bermuda grass are easily over-seeded, producing a green landscape year-long. The liriope in this photo is a green form. Learn about maintenance, wear tolerance, ideal climate and more for these top turf choices to pick the right one for you, Weekend Project: The key to healthy grass begins with the soil. For Bermuda grass, set the height your mower cuts at anywhere from 1/2 inch to 2 inches. Whereas you’re sure to get thinning and patches where Bermudagrass is left to the mercy of shade, St. Augustine can tolerate it much better. . This quickly kills the already existing grass in much the same way that a brick left on a lawn kills the grass beneath it. Depending on the severity of the heat and whether or not you get natural rain you should water between 1/2 to 1 inch per week. I just cleared out a patch and plated Bermuda seed and it's coming up nicely. The lawn looks fine otherwise. When Bermuda grass begins to grow in a lawn of St. Augustine, it can take over in no time. St Aug should work and do exactly what you're suggesting...look ugly where they meet. The roots on those runners are shortened and black, and I guess that suggests there might be some type of disease organism. You should get a certified arborist on site immediately. Meet a Lawn Alternative That Works Wonders, Before and After: Front Lawn to Prairie Garden, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Help for tall fescue dried during drought, Repair/Revive Trampled/Damaged St. Augustine. I would advise against spending big dollars on trying to save it. Cottonwoods can grow at water’s edge, which means that their roots can exist with a very high water table. It's not likely to be an insect or disease with such a regular pattern. A: This is quite unusual. One minor problem with that is that they each thrive under different conditions. Would there be any adverse cross-germination to be concerned about? Zoysia generally requires 10 fewer mowings per growing season than the average Bermuda grass lawn. If you want variegation, unfortunately, you’re going to have to start over. Mail questions to Neil Sperry, c/o Features, San Antonio Express-News, P.O. We have a lot of … Bermuda grass does well in zones 7, 8, 9 and 10, while St. Augustine grass really only performs well in zones 8 through 10. I’ve been receiving fewer questions about it recently, but yours is not the only one. Are we mowing too short, or is the soil too tight? The longer you cut it the healthier it will be. Tall St Augustine will provide shade on the other grasses and tend to dominate - including bermuda. At the very least we recommend that you cut the existing grass down with a weed eater and then lay the grass over that. You may want to do about a third of the problem patches. Fescue and some other cool-season grasses will remain green even as temperatures dip to 40–45℉ (4–7℃). Grass is looking great. 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Augustine yard out to Zoysia.They will be overtaken by almost any other grass variety that you plant nearby, whether it's a Palisades Zoysia, or a St.Augustine, or Bermuda.Those other varieties will run right over the top of the fine-bladed Zoysia grasses because they grow so slowly. You can do that, but we do not advise it. I love its pink flowers, but it seems to be in great distress. We just bought a house with a small backyard lawn that continuously flows into the two side lawns on each side of the house. Just watch it to make sure the bermuda doesn't get too thick around the St.Aug and allow the St Aug to grow tall as it wants and seed itself and make runners,do not cut it. I don't water anything but the St Augustine. Ask someone to help you, tell them you have crabgrass, and say you need a selective herbicide. Q: We planted a young cottonwood tree this spring. There is a spray, but I can't remember the name off hand, that will kill only Bermuda grass. The BEST time to plant Bermuda Grass Seed is in late spring / early summer after soil temperatures are 65-70+ degrees or higher and all danger of freeze or frost is past. Grass probably would grow on top of wood chips, but you’d have to water and fertilize more frequently and the grass just wouldn’t stay in as good a shape as it would if laid over topsoil. Box 2171, San Antonio, TX 78297-2171, or email him at SAENgardenQA@sperrygardens.com. Mail questions to Neil Sperry, c/o Features Department, San Antonio Express-News, P.O. And if so, will this damage our Bermuda? You’re going to water the granules in anyway. Unfortunately, because Bermuda and St. Augustine grasses are closely related, there is not really a product that will remove the Bermuda without also harming the St Augustine. It also spreads around some grass that is rooted with the cores so your yard won't look as bare while the seed takes root. It's an interesting proposal to use mulch instead of grass where we will be stepping frequently, but my wife simply wants the green look of grass, so don't think that'll work. Using Bermuda Grass To Establish a St. Augustine Lawn. I have other places in the yard that has pretty healthy St. Augustine. Also known as Marathon, the ubiquitous lawn grass for Southern California landscapes. [1] X Research source More maintenance and cost of gas will add up but if you compare the price of a replacement battery (if available), gas makes a lot more sense. I don't fertilize anything but the St Augustine. You can determine that by visiting the USDA hardiness zone map and putting in your ZIP code. If you are OK with how the Bermuda and SA grasses look when they are mixed (which I can't stand), then just seed the Bermuda where you need grass and from there just follow proper lawn care practices. However you get there, set your mower to the highest setting. You can quickly kill Bermuda grass using a herbicide that’s great at controlling perrenial grassy weeds including torpedo grass, quackgrass, and Bermuda grass. Dchall_San_Antonio – posted 03 July 2003 11:33. The competition is usually way too fierce for the very small seedlings to survive. I have nurtured the St Augustine and managed to increase it to about 2,000 square feet. Many years ago my dog wore a path from our back deck to the garage. What about st Aug overtaking my existing Bermuda lawn in the long run, is that a real risk? St. Augustine and zoysia grasses are not well suited for over-seeding. If your St. Augustine lawn is failing, or is infected with brown patches or chinch bugs, overseeding St. Augustine with Bermuda can be a viable option. Thus hot weather … We recommend that you spot treat the Bermuda as much as possible with a non-selective glyphosate product and then replant with St. Augustine in those areas in a couple of weeks when the Bermuda is gone. Begin mowing at 2 inches (50mm) height as soon as grass or weeds can be cut. Most people in Texas never consider that. Usually it’s about 30 minutes. St Augustine is the dominant species between the two. This has been quite a year for barklice (Archipsocus nomas). Water sparingly once a week. Professional landscapers often apply sod directly over grass. I just lift the runners with my shoe and mow them off. If you’re talking about small seedlings, yes, put them in pots for a few months to get them established. First of all, this is my first post and I'm a total lawn care newbie, so please excuse any ignorance. That's a fungus that moves into red oaks that are under stress following severe drought. If using a rotary mower you may want to continue cutting at 2 inch height. 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When switching from a Bermuda grass lawn to a emerald zoysia lawn by overplanting instead of stripping and then replanting, emerald zoysia plugs are your best option. Loose runners happen to most St. Augustine lawns in early or mid-summer. So that's why I went with gas. Like all plants, it has a dormant season, which is summer. That will favor the St Aug and discourage any bermuda volunteers you might have. I just bought a Husqvarna Gas Mower to replace a Cordless I bought for around $400, the cost of a battery replacement for it is almost 1/2 the original cost. Again, I have no idea whether the different grass types require different maintenance, so if this is a dumb question, please excuse me. Q: Why would my variegated liriope have changed to solid green? I watched a pretty convincing youtube video of a landscaper that shows evidence of this. Warm season grasses such as Bermuda and zoysias go dormant during the winter months and can be over seeded with a cool season grass variety to maintain green color and adequate quality. The builder installed bermuda grass, which seems like the popular choice down here in Houston (St Augustine being the other popular one). Although it does pretty well in our yards, it’s not the toughest grass on the block. If you are unsure that you want to deal with this yourself, simply call a lawn care company for a free estimate, they’ll come out and tell you what kind of lawn you have and draw up a herbicide plan to combat the weeds. The Scotts Bonus S weed and feed is suppose to kill bermuda but this stuff seems to thrive on it. You can also take advantage of this to take a soil sample to your local extension office and find out if your soil needs any supplements like lime to help the turf. Houston Turf Grass. Some selective herbicides are safe for Bermuda grasses, some are not. The sod compresses the grass and limits its exposure to sunlight and water. The small insects feed on lichens on the bark, but since lichens aren’t harmful to the trees, it’s a stretch to call the barklice “beneficial.” But at least they perform the function of cleaning the trunks through their feeding. Unless you live in the desert Southwest, South Texas, or South Florida, it is not hot enough yet to plant bermuda seed. I mow the St Augustine at the mower's highest setting and the weeds at the lowest setting. A: Honestly, I’m amazed that you got tiny bermuda seeds to sprout and grow in an existing lawn. Add its good looks and you’ve got a ground cover winner, End the turf war for good with hardscaping, native grasses and ground covers that save water and are easier to maintain, How they did it: Homeowners create a plan, stick to it and keep the neighbors (and wildlife) in mind, New project for a new year: Lose the turfgrass for energy savings, wildlife friendliness and lower maintenance, With more realistic-looking options than ever, synthetic turf can be a boon. Will it eventually overtake all of the St. Augustine? A: You have a very large red oak, and it looks like it is suffering from Hypoxylon canker. Can bermuda seeds overtake St. Augustine? If you live in the US, any big box hardware store (Home Depot, Lowes) will have something called selective herbicide. St. Augustine grass is a type of warm season grass that is popularly grown in the southern regions of the United States. Hampton Roads is considered a transitional zone, meaning you can grow both cool season lawns (fescue) and warm season lawns (Bermuda, St. Augustine, Centipede, and Zoysia). Bermuda likes monthly fertilizer while St Aug needs it … If we really don't mind the aesthetics of the two looking very different, could I work towards maintaining the two grass types such that they coexist happily? Bermuda grass taking over St Augustine. This bermuda looks like the grass you see all over … They have different nutrient and mowing demands and have different growing characteristics. The lack of pressure put on your lawn will promote healthy growth so you can be ready for spring fun in your backyard. A good way to know if you've watered enough is the tuna can test. Run your sprinkler and see how long it takes to get a half inch of water in the can – just like a rain gauge. St. Augustine grass is a warm-weather plant, so it is sold in spring and summer. Unfortunately, because Bermuda and St. Augustine grasses are closely related, there is not really a product that will remove the Bermuda without also harming the St Augustine. Q: What can I do to save my mimosa tree? Also known as Marathon, the ubiquitous lawn grass for Southern California landscapes. ), while maintaining my decent-looking front/back with Bermuda? St. Augustine grass is usually dormant during the colder winter and fall seasons. Whatever it is, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to turn around. Here's a link for more info on growing turf in Texas: https://aggieturf.tamu.edu/texas-turfgrasses/. I have a large patch of Bermuda in my yard that I Ned to spray, but the guy at Plant Tech told me to wait until spring to spray. I bought my current home 12 years ago, we didn't like the idea of storing gas containers in the garage, so we went with Cordless, better for the environment, etc. It’s also possible, if you dug and transplanted it, that it is suffering transplant shock from loss of roots. Our neighbor planted st augustine grass and it is slowly but surely invading our bermuda grass. The damage to this lawn could be from a gasoline spill, a muffler burning the grass or some other type of mechanical damage to the grass. Since you already fertilized this season you don't need to add any more of that. Make sure it specifically kills crabgrass (it will also kill a host of other weeds) and is safe for the lawn YOU HAVE (i.e., it’ll kill the weeds but not your lawn). Like all plants, it has a dormant season, which is summer. It works. If you inset the stepping stones enough to keep them below the mower, then you will be good. This generally takes 80°+ consistent day highs in temperatures to achieve this level of temperature in the soil. Can you kill Bermuda grass in the winter? Yes, Gordons Ornamec Over-The-Top Grass Herbicide will kill St. Augustine turf. This DOES NOT include St. Augustine grass which stays green-and-growing all South Texas "winter" long-unless we have a hard freeze below 20 degrees F. I am curious as to what type of fertilizer to use. Q: I am seeing bark on my large tree (not sure of type) that is shedding and falling. It is difficult to impossible to grow from seed without optimal, controlled conditions. Don't bother with the stuff that has "fertilizer" built into it - that stuff's mostly filler. What benefit do you think you will get by mixing the two grasses? You will need to make two applications 30 days apart. If I want to mix the two, do I plug or buy sod and place it randomly in the Bermuda mix? St Augustine likes to be mowed at the mower's highest setting while bermuda likes to be mowed at the lowest setting. Now the bermuda has taken over one-fourth of my lawn. Fortunately, there are herbicides that you can purchase that will make the job of ridding your lawn of Bermuda grass relatively easy. Q: I have insects on my crape myrtles and okra that run around to the opposite side of the stem when I approach. However, you can keep your lawn green all year long in temperate regions by overseeding your St. Augustine with a cool-weather grass, such as fescue, in fall. Augustine yard out to Zoysia.They will be overtaken by almost any other grass variety that you plant nearby, whether it's a Palisades Zoysia, or a St.Augustine, or Bermuda.Those other varieties will run right over the top of the fine-bladed Zoysia grasses because they grow so slowly. Saint Augustine grass can be planted out at most times of the year in the warmer regions where winter is not expected to be too cold, however different regions will differ as to the best time of year to plant new Saint Augustine lawns, and this is usually based on climate … I have them on my plants as well, and I rather enjoy watching their antics. If both grasses are cared for properly then I would predict that eventually the sunny areas will be dominated by Bermuda, and shady areas by saint Augustine, with some mixing in the other areas. The bermuda makes excellent cover … Would there be any other mostly-grass-and-still-mowable "pathway" solutions like this mulch approach? Perhaps you run your lawn a little drier than the St. Augustine prefers. The trimmings provide the nitrogen and reduce the amount of fertilizer you need. Bermuda grass can easily be laid by seeding an area. The life expectancy of mimosas is 15 or 20 years, and judging from the size of your tree, I’d guess you’re about there. It was probably mixed in with the variegated plants or they came up as seedlings. More than that can cause fungus and other diseases to kill your turf. Plant St. Augustine grass during summer Being a warm-season turfgrass, St. Augustine grows best during summer. A: Winter is always the best time to transplant any tree or shrub. A: This is a serious form of decay. In the winter, grasses get most of their nutrients through the root system, therefore, chemicals sprayed on their leaves are much less effective. Would you consider using several inches of mulch along the sides instead of grass? Bermuda is a warm season grass and should generally NOT be planted in late fall. Should I use one that is for St Augustine grass? The garden is about to be burned out by the heat. That’s a fungus that moves into red oaks that are under stress following severe drought. If you found dead ST.A roots forming a hard cover over the dirt in the area you replaced then you will have to remove the rest of the brown patches. A: Honestly, I’m amazed that you got tiny bermuda seeds to sprout and grow in an existing lawn. The competition is usually way too fierce for the very small seedlings to survive. Just get a tuna can, which is 1” tall, (eat the tuna out of it, first) and place it where your sprinkler is hitting. New varieties have been developed that can be grown in the transition zones in between the warm-season and cool-season areas. I don't like mowing in the winter myself. What can I use to get rid of them? Saint Augustine grass can be planted out at most times of the year in the warmer regions where winter is not expected to be too cold, however different regions will differ as to the best time of year to plant new Saint Augustine lawns, and this is usually based on climate and rainfall conditions, winter temperatures etc. It loves hot weather and grows best when temperatures are 90-100 degrees. 270 locations nationwide! The best time to over-seed your lawn with cool-season grasses will … But the other respondent is correct, crabgrass will absolutely overtake your lawn if it’s not killed. In addition, St. Augustine grass is … St Augustine likes to be mowed at the mower's highest setting while bermuda likes to be mowed at the lowest setting. And, having said that, if you take fairly good care of your lawn, St. Augustine is almost always the predominating grass. It's best to deal with the problem as quickly as possible. The thing is that dormant Bermuda grass will absorb a smaller amount of herbicides. How can I get it to go back, short of replacing it entirely? What can I do to save the tree, or should I remove it and move on? One area will be mulched so he's not a muddy mess all summer, but we're hoping to keep the sunny area green with St Aug. If you’re one of them, we’d like to hear about it, Turf isn't the only ground cover in town. My back yard is in bad shape. You should, therefore, establish your lawn in mid-summer when conditions are great for the growth and spread of this grass species all over your lawn. I always look at lawns now and notice it is very common to see the bermuda weed taking over the St. Augustine lawns. It could be mushroom root rot. You might be growing crabgrass. When the grass dies, it gives off nutrients that actually benefit the new sod above it. The good thing about Bermuda grass in this particular situation is that it requires almost no water during dormant months and does better than St. Augustine grass in fending off pests and lawn diseases. The good thing about Bermuda grass in this particular situation is that it requires almost no water during dormant months and does better than St. Augustine grass in fending off pests and lawn diseases. While neither grass thrives when the temperature drops below 60 degrees Farenheit, St. Augustine grass does have a higher weather tolerance than Bermuda, but stressed St. Augustine becomes more vulnerable to pests and disease. Buy quality grass seed of the variety you want - you said Bermuda which is good for your zone, although it's a warm weather grass so it turns brown in the winter. You could plant additional bermuda seed, wait a few weeks after fertilizing and both will grow. With a little maintenance, the sod may soon grow into a luxurious St. Augustine lawn. Water in mornings and afternoon for a few weeks making sure they don't dry out. Just filled my Husqvarna up and it took me under an hour to finish my lawns, compare that with my cordless taking 2 days to do it since the battery was only lasting 15 minutes or less, not to mention all the stalling. A: Those are probably some type of leafhoppers, and they really present no threat to you or your plants. Bermuda grass is drought tolerant and supports heavy traffic, while St. Augustine grass is best used as a decorative lawn and tolerates a lot of shade. Q: We have noticed for the past couple of years that after we mow our St. Augustine there are runners that are on top of the lawn. Planting St. Augustine Grass Using Plugs. If the environmental conditions favor one grass species over another, "choking out" may occur. Sufficient moisture must be available during establishment. They form extensive webs on the trunks and branches of trees. Either season works well, but avoid waiting until the last days of summer. If you mow high and water once a month in the cool weather and once a week in the heat, the St Augustine will tend to overrun, but not eliminate, the bermuda. Gas mowers are just more powerful, don't stall and save you so much time. My question is, since Bermuda seems like a poor choice here on the side lawns with the shade, can I mix in another type of grass on the side lawns that handles shade better (such as St Augustine? Otherwise, sod is easy to plant over cleared and tilled ground. The leaves do not seem to be involved, just the trunk and limbs. The growth of grass slows down over five or six years, so you'll need to overseed to thicken it up and make it look lush again. A lawn needs a little tending to keep it green and lush. The St Aug died from the drought and common bermuda filled right in. It’s not an easy situation to turn around. Tom, where do you live? St. Augustine and zoysia grasses are not well suited for over-seeding. Preparation and Planting. This very large red oak looks like it is suffering from Hypoxylon canker. Both like the same deep and infrequent watering, but the side yards will probably need it even less often due to the shade and wind protection. If you have the time/cash rent a coring machine and run it over the yard - this aerates the soil and loosens it up so that the fresh seed will take root better. Now we have a new puppy so all bets are off. A: That is extremely unlikely. I absolutely rely on that fact in my back yard. This DOES NOT include St. Augustine grass which stays green-and-growing all South Texas "winter" long-unless we have a hard freeze below 20 degrees F. Oh yeah, St Aug will absolutely take over if you water weekly, mow it at the highest setting, and only fertilize 3x per year. Reel mowers can be gradually reduced to 3/4 to 1/2 inch over time. We got some bermuda in it a few years ago during a drought period when I was not home to water right. Fall is the best time in this area to establish and repair the fescue lawn. The Palmetto cultivar is the most shade-loving of all. Its broad leaf blades shade Bermuda grass when competing for the same space. Most grasses are sun loving and St. Augustine is no exception. The sun and shade requirements are where St. Augustine really stands apart from Bermuda grass. If you reside in a region that experiences frosty weather, this variety of grass isn't right for you. Also, kill weeds early enough to prevent competition for nutrients. For growth problems due to shade, St. Augustine (Stenotaphrum secundatum) grass is a good choice to plant with it. It turned out beautiful, much better than we pictured at first, and lasted 15 years until we remodeled the yard again. It is in the grass family, so any herbicide that kills it will also kill St. Augustine grass - which is why it creates such a hassle for Gainesville lawns. However, you can plant Bermuda with seed, and establish a green lawn fairly quickly due to its aggressive nature. Q: What would cause these brown streaks in my St. Augustine? Bermuda will drown out the st augustine, you need to kill it. The dog was very happy to walk on the wood, too, so everyone was happy. Read the label carefully to be sure you get the best results. If you’re in no rush to have a lawn and enjoy watching the grass grow in, this will be substantially cheaper than sod. It'd be great to still have grass on all sides of the house another 4 years from now. If you live in a region where St. Augustine is especially happy, you may be able to use Bermuda to your advantage. A: This happens to most St. Augustine lawns in early or mid-summer. Two years after that, with some TLC, it's all St Augustine again. According to the University of Texas, this grass is native to the regions surrounding the Gulf of Mexico. Spray for grubs and sod worms each spring to prevent infestations, and apply a fungicide to prevent brown patch and grey leaf spot ().St. Take care of them and they will easily outperform and outlast cordless. Bar and Counter Stools With Free Shipping. On the east side of the house and paved walkways was some St Augustine. Should I plant them into pots? The plugs, which are rooted pieces of sod, gradually fill in the spaces between them, producing a full, beautiful lawn. The first step in choosing any species of turfgrass is knowing what USDA zone you live in. The competition is usually way too fierce for … You do not have to have a monoculture. I would worry about a gasoline spill, a muffler burning the grass or some other type of mechanical damage to the grass. Thankfully, the weeds are keeping the dirt in place and prevent erosion, at least. Plant the sod in the spring or summer. St. Augustine grass cannot reliably be started from seed so laying sod or plugs is your best option, but the gratification is immediate. They form extensive webs on the trunks and branches of trees. Bermuda grass grows in tropical and subtropical areas . An easy way to start a St. Augustine lawn is to plant plugs of established grass. However, you should also spray the existing grass and especially Bermuda grass with Roundup before you lay your new sod. Leave the trimmings on the lawn to shrivel up and compost it - if there are clumps that might kill the grass you can pick those up or spread them out so they won't. We are in South Florida and have a 50 yr old St. Augustine yard. Keep watering it. Winter is also good for growing grass, because you’re less likely to be running around on your lawn in January and February than you are in warmer temperatures. 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