- Posts: 1
- Joined: February 27th, 2019, 6:29 pm
- Location: Norfolk, VA
- Grass Type: Tall Fescue/Bermuda
- Lawn Size: 1000-3000
- Level: Novice
A little background. I live in Norfolk, VA so I am firmly in the middle of a grass transition zone. I've been following the 4 step program of a well known company for the last several years, and while my lawn is "okay", I would like to take it up a notch. I'm dealing with approximately 2500sf in my front and side yard.
I've been seeding with a Southern Belle transition zone fescue for awhile and no matter how hard I try, I can't get rid of the bermuda that is also in my yard. I would say my lawn is probably a 70/30 mix of fescue and bermuda grass.
My past research resulted in me trying Ornamec for several years with limited results. I always thought if I could just get a good fescue lawn going, I could crowd out the bermuda. This obviously isn't working too well.
As I get ready to buy my pre-emergent for the spring, I thought I would solicit any advice on a better plan. I am definitely a novice, but I'm not afraid to spend a little money and work hard to make my lawn look good. Am I cursed to just an "okay" yard in a transition zone? Any advice is greatly appreciated. From reading this website, I'm guessing my first step is a soil test? Thank you for any help!
- Posts: 3042
- Joined: December 17th, 2008, 1:53 am
- Location: Bandera, Texas
- Grass Type: St Augustine
- Lawn Size: 5000-10000
- Level: Advanced
Your options are few. You could kill the entire yard with RoundUp being sure to spray the bermuda several times to get it all. Or you could transition to St Augustine and let Nature take Her course.
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