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Old 04-07-2019, 09:22 AM   #1
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Hi,
I have no knowledge about the grass/weed. Please look at the below picture. I though the upper one is the St. Augustine and the lower one is the Bermuda. Am I right?
Last year, the lawn was covered by the upper ones. However, now the lawn is invaded by the lower ones. I have tried various of weed killer. None of them work.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:32 PM   #2
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I think that your guess is correct but to be sure we need to know what part of the country you live in. St. Augustine and Bermuda definitely going dormant in the winter and should just start coming out I now in most parts of the country. All depends on how cold your part of the country gets. They are both warm season grasses and do not do well in cold weather. They won't even grow in many northern climes because of that.
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Usually the St.Aug is more dominate. If not much water Bermuda will do better.
Any weed killer that will kill Bermuda like roundup will also kill all other grasses.
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@spellman , you should say where you're located but . . .

I'll wager you're somewhere below, likely far far below the Mason Dixon Line, or even in Hawaii or someplace like that.

The upper grass is St. Aug, and the lower is Bermuda. I'll venture you're way down south because both of those specimens, particularly the Bermuda, look awful fat and happy to be coming out of winter "dormancy" (they don't really ever go truly dormant).

So, tell us where you are and tell us what grass you like better. If we know that we can help.

Generally, St. Aug is best in the shade; Bermuda has to have sun. I'll bet you have St. Aug that either is in the sun or was in the shade, and now is in the sun, as when, for instance, you might have removed a big tree.

Kindly advise . . .
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Hi everyone,

Very appreciate for your reply and time. I apologize for the late reply.

Yes, I live in the Houston area, Texas. I feel this winter is little bit longer and the weather is getting warmer now. About 70 F today.

I don't like Bermuda at all. All of my neighbors have St. Augustine and I have St. Augustine in the front yard too. I really want to get rid of Bermuda. After googling around, it seems very hard to do it. Those weed/grass killer sold in Home Depot or Lowes cannot help on this issue. Either killing both or leaving both survive.
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@spellman !

Bermuda grass is often called devil grass, because, like a kitty I had I called the Devil, they both get into everything. (Pictured below, in a palm tree, like the Devil . . . )

The best thing to do about Bermuda grass is to spray glyphosate on it, and keep spraying and spraying till it DIES. (Cuss to your heart's content.)

Then, dig up dirt, till in compost and plant sprigs of St. Aug. BUT!

BE SUPER DUPER RUTHLESS AND THOROUGH ABOUT KILLING THE BG. Hate to shout, but . . . .

If you have shade in your yard, that will help a lot.

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Had 93 expletive degrees today. Expletive expletive expletive!
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@DoomsDave ,

OMG. That is a very laborious task.

I like that cat.
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@DoomsDave ,

OMG. That is a very laborious task.

I like that cat.
War is laborious. And, you're in a war, if you want to really and truly get rid of established Bermuda grass.

I'm not joking. The only thing that got rid of it from my yard was planting too many palm trees that totally shaded it out.

I loved the kitty too!

Too bad a coyote got her . . . .
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