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RollDatRoll
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
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When you say scalp, how low should I be cutting my bermuda at this time of year?


Generally as low as a rotary mower will go... Bag it all up. It will allow your bermuda to green up sooner

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And what pre-emergent did you put out?


I put out prodiamine. Put any of them out though even if it might be a little late. I'd prefer Dimension at this point because it has some post-emergent control as well, but definitely put something down soon.


meeple
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
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Generally as low as a rotary mower will go... Bag it all up. It will allow your bermuda to green up sooner

What about St Aug?


TexasTiger1984
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Houston
Member since Sep 2009
1160 posts

re: 2019 Lawn Thread
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Any of you fine gentlemen know what I’m dealing with here? It’s spread like wildfire in my back and side yard.


Looks like torpedo grass to me. Your only option is fire...or roundup.


4WHLN
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
I was afraid of that.

So if I nuke it with roundup, how long until I can lay sod on top?


convertedtiger
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2010
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
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So if I nuke it with roundup,


In my experience, Roundup only kills what is on the surface. I fought that crap all spring and summer in one area of the yard last year. Prayers sent.


Jack Daniel
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In the bottle
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
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I'm in Houston, using Texas A&M st. augustine guide

All your grass is going to die because the male grass will try to germinate with each other


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anewguy
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
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Generally as low as a rotary mower will go


Do you do this with St. Aug as well? I cut it pretty low last weekend and bagged, but could have gone lower.


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RollDatRoll
Atlanta Braves Fan
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
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What about St Aug?


I've never heard of scalping a St Aug lawn. That is mostly for bermuda and zoysia lawns.


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RollDatRoll
Atlanta Braves Fan
Who Dat. Roll Tide.
Member since Dec 2010
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
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In my experience, Roundup only kills what is on the surface.


You're right. It would probably take multiple rounds of glyphosate. It can be done though. Just takes patience.


MightyYat
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2009
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
How in the hell do I tell the difference between torpedo grass and a St. Aug runner?


TechDawg2007
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Bawville
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
Put my pre emerge down last Saturday Gonna wait a couple weeks and start spraying chemical to kill a few weeds that have come up


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TigerGrad2011
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
I am trying to level my lawn and have a couple of questions for guidance.

I read on a thread here that river silt will have a bunch of weeds and grass in it.

I have also read that I should use masonry sand with a mix of topsoil. The problem I’ve had with topsoil is that it has all the woody bark like material in it that I don’t necessarily want in my yard either.

What should I do and which is the best of two bad options?


RollDatRoll
Atlanta Braves Fan
Who Dat. Roll Tide.
Member since Dec 2010
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
I would just wait until your grass is growing well and use masonry sand. Forget top soil especially if it has bark in it.


Bonjourno
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2010
2360 posts

re: 2019 Lawn Thread
Any recommendations for knocking out moss. Have a very shady area and it’s all over. Just rake it up?


RollDatRoll
Atlanta Braves Fan
Who Dat. Roll Tide.
Member since Dec 2010
11792 posts

re: 2019 Lawn Thread
Just rake it up. You could also get some Moss Out from a big box store and kill it then rake it up. Just keep in mind, it's coming back unless you fix the reason you have moss. Usually, it is poor drainage, too much shade, or bad pH. If it is shade, you may need to trim back some trees to allow more sunlight through. If it is poor drainage, you may need a French drain.


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JPB
LSU Fan
Dallas
Member since Sep 2015
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
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bootlegger


I'm in SW Arkansas. Basically starting from scratch on my lawn as the previous owners completely neglected the lawn. We took down over 50 trees to open up the back and front yard (about an acre total).

My plan is to seed Bermuda this Spring. I tried to do it last year but I was late getting it down as we didn't close on the house until middle of April

For the most part, I've got a cleared, barren lot. Mix of good soil and sand/clay. Soil sample has been sent

But for now, I've got a whole lotta weeds coming up. Should I just spray it all with something that will torch everything and then seed once the temps are more appropriate?


bootlegger
Southeastern LA Fan
Ponchatoula
Member since Dec 2012
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re: 2019 Lawn Thread
If you are going to seed with a common Bermuda, you could spray everything with Trimec now to take out the broadleaves, and when it warms up a little hit it all with some MSMA. I'm sure there is some common Bermuda already there, and it should come through those sprayings. That way you may not have to start out seeding a completely bare lawn.
This post was edited on 2/14 at 8:31 am


MightyYat
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2009
17713 posts

re: 2019 Lawn Thread
I'm about to do some weed free zone this weekend but what do I have here? Is this a runner or torpedo grass? I always just assumed these were St. Aug runners.


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bootlegger
Southeastern LA Fan
Ponchatoula
Member since Dec 2012
4484 posts

re: 2019 Lawn Thread
You are safe. Not torpedo


The Scofflaw
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Sep 2014
237 posts

re: 2019 Lawn Thread
I put down some prodiamine in Oct and it held up well. Only now starting to get some weeds coming up. Will kill these and put down another application of prodiamine this weekend.


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