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by Dchall_San_Antonio
March 31st, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: It’s been a long time everyone! and I’m about to start another project
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: It’s been a long time everyone! and I’m about to start another project

What side of the house is this lawn going on? North, south, east, or west? About how much sunlight per day do you think it will get? I'm leaning toward a hybrid bermuda or UC Verde buffalo for full sun applications. Both spread laterally and form a fairly dense turf. If you are not familiar with UC ...
by Dchall_San_Antonio
March 25th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Garden lizards!
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Garden lizards!

I'm a little late, but I'm still first?!?!? If you still have the lizards, feed your yard with organic fertilizer to maximize the other wild life around for them to eat. Minimize the use of insecticides and herbicides, because lizards are sensitive to just about all the -isides.
by Dchall_San_Antonio
March 25th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

I worked from home or in a hotel room for 8 years. Everything bpgreen said worked for me. If you don't get up and face the day like a normal work day, sure enough there will be a (small) meeting you have to go to, and you won't be ready to go.
by Dchall_San_Antonio
March 25th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Fertilizer w/ Weed Control
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Fertilizer w/ Weed Control

... but also need to apply fertilizer for the spring. No you don't need to apply fertilizer FOR the spring. You need to apply fertilizer AFTER the spring. Disregard what the television tells you about when to fertilize. Those people are selling fertilizer. If you apply now you will need to apply ag...
by Dchall_San_Antonio
March 19th, 2020, 2:01 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Kitchen sink instant hot water heater
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Kitchen sink instant hot water heater

Last time I looked those did not meet the building code where I live, but that was 2014. Be sure to check your local regs.
by Dchall_San_Antonio
March 19th, 2020, 1:58 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

My wife's school district had extended spring break for a second week. Then late last week (end of 1st week), two teachers in the district got symptoms and were tested. Don't have the results yet but that spooked the district into extending to a 3rd week of break. It's really a good thing those teac...
by Dchall_San_Antonio
March 19th, 2020, 1:39 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Weed prevention and control
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Weed prevention and control

You absolutely need to know what kind of grass you have before you spray herbicide. N Georgia is transition zone and might have any kind of grass. Can you post a picture of it? Preferably take the picture in the shade or on a cloudy day. Also don't be shy about getting your camera right down into th...
by Dchall_San_Antonio
March 19th, 2020, 1:30 am
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: St augustine, kill paspalum and fescue
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: St augustine, kill paspalum and fescue

If you are watering deeply and infrequently, and mowing high, then the St Augustine should take over. St Augustine is sensitive to most herbicides, with the exception of atrazine. I would try that if you can get it in SoCal. We don't get St Aug by the plug. We get it by the piece with one piece bein...
by Dchall_San_Antonio
March 19th, 2020, 1:23 am
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: New to Bermuda
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: New to Bermuda

CCtexas, you should not "need" fertilizer right now for St Augustine. The bermuda can use fertilizer any time after you mow the bermuda (not the weeds) for the second time. Waiting ensures the roots have awakened and can take up the nutrients. I'm a month late so you are very likely already mowing. ...
by Dchall_San_Antonio
March 19th, 2020, 1:14 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Morning Glory Madness - Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: Morning Glory Madness - Help!

I killed bind weed with one application of RoundUp. I am as organic as I can be with my yard and my historical yards since 2002, but some things just need killing. I had a yard a few years ago that had bind weed in the previous owner's veggie garden, 30 feet long and 15 feet wide (garden not the bin...
by Dchall_San_Antonio
March 19th, 2020, 1:13 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Morning Glory Madness - Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: Morning Glory Madness - Help!

I killed bind weed with one application of RoundUp. I am as organic as I can be with my yard and my historical yards since 2002, but some things just need killing. I had a yard a few years ago that had bind weed in the previous owner's veggie garden, 30 feet long and 15 feet wide (garden not the bin...
by Dchall_San_Antonio
February 12th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Bermuda clippings....to bag or not to bag.....
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Bermuda clippings....to bag or not to bag.....

I'm interested in an update on this if escondido is still visiting here.

Bermuda tends to thin out due to shade, mowing too high, and lack of fertilizer.
by Dchall_San_Antonio
February 12th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: New to Bermuda
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: New to Bermuda

I missed this post in my sporadic returns to AroundTheYard. Bermuda and St Aug take different care. Bermuda can be fertilized heavily every month of the growing season. It especially loves to be fed in the hottest summer heat, so don't hold back. It also loves to be mowed at the mower's lowest setti...
by Dchall_San_Antonio
February 12th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Light green patches in Bermuda
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Light green patches in Bermuda

The problem is you have some spots of common bermuda mixed in with the TIF. How much work do you want to do to cure this? Since both grasses need the same type of care, it it hard to selectively kill out one versus the other. My approach would be to locate the common bermuda and spray with Round Up ...
by Dchall_San_Antonio
February 12th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Is this Quack Weed In St. Augustine Grass
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Is this Quack Weed In St. Augustine Grass

Regardless of what it is, I would spot spray with an atrazine product in late March to mid April. It was too late in the season to do anything about it last season when you first posted. Here's one I use. They have a new bottle with a new spray head which is infinitely better than the one in the pic...
by Dchall_San_Antonio
February 12th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Help needed with unhealthy lawn.
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Help needed with unhealthy lawn.

Yes, Automoglo, you have the same thing. Corn meal is the easy cure. I would apply at the first sign of awakening this spring.
by Dchall_San_Antonio
February 12th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: New house new lawn!
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: New house new lawn!

St Augustine becomes extremely dense in full sun. It can seem like thatch if you are used to fescue or even Kentucky bluegrass. When mowed at the mower's highest setting, it becomes dense enough to fight off almost all weeds.
by Dchall_San_Antonio
February 12th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Rye/Bermuda/Fescue
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Rye/Bermuda/Fescue

Even not considering showcase lawns, I've seen a homeowner's bermuda lawn not recover at all from a ryegrass overseed. They sold the house not long after that with very poor curb appeal. The new owner switched to St Augustine and not overseeding. It has looked very nice since then. It would be nice ...
by Dchall_San_Antonio
February 12th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Pre-germination
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Pre-germination

I've read about it and the consensus was that it was a waste of time, but it could be they were using the wrong tools. Were you thinking of grass seeds?

Check out these guys. Is that what you were thinking? You could conceivably grow your own flats of sod with that approach.
by Dchall_San_Antonio
February 12th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Weed ID for FL Parents
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Weed ID for FL Parents

Is it an area where she could spray? And does she happen to have St Augustine?