New to Bermuda

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brizzyintx2
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New to Bermuda

Post by brizzyintx2 » August 15th, 2019, 2:21 pm

I'll skip all the boring details on my background with St. A. But I like to think I was pretty knowledgeable back in the day, about 10 years ago. (You can see a few pics if you search my former username - brizzyintx.)

After losing interest in lawn care due to... life... Then moving back to Michigan for three years... I'm back in DFW with a new house and a new lawn. (And a new life, but that's a whole other story.)

My new lawn is much bigger than the previous one. The back yard is almost all full sun, so mostly Bermuda. There is a lot of St. A in one spot, but it's under where a tree used to be that fell in a storm a couple months ago. I don't want to do a full reno this year, but would like to see some improvements. I'm thinking for the remainder of the year I'll mow short, water just enough to keep the Bermuda healthy, then fertilize the Bermuda well once temps drop. Hopefully it will start creeping into the St. A. before it goes dormant for the winter.

The side yard/left side of driveway is also full sun, but primarily St. A. Minimal weeds. Minimal Bermuda. But it just does not look healthy. I'm really not sure what to do with this. I think I'm just going to exercise some good cultural practices and see what happens. (Mow high, mulch, water and fertilize as appropriate.)

The right side of the driveway is small, and mostly shaded. And mostly dirt. Minimal Bermuda in the part that receives sun. But it's very sparse and sickly. I think is going to need some resodding. I've done it before and had good luck with common SA in shade. (see aforemientioned pics.) So I think this option is best. Especially since it will give continuity with the SA on the left/side I'm going to try and revive.

Thoughts?

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gtnike
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Re: New to Bermuda

Post by gtnike » August 28th, 2019, 10:33 pm

My dad has SA but I'm not familiar with it. You think it will look good growing alongside Bermuda?

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Re: New to Bermuda

Post by brizzyintx2 » September 3rd, 2019, 7:31 pm

gtnike wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 10:33 pm
My dad has SA but I'm not familiar with it. You think it will look good growing alongside Bermuda?
They are quite different. But fortunately the front and side, which will be SA, are separated from the Bermuda back by a privacy fence.

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