Centipede Grass Invading St. Augustine Lawn
With the cold north Florida winter, much of my St. Augustine lawn was damaged. Now, the centipede grass seems to be recovering quicker than the St. Augustine, causing a near takeover of centipede grass. How do I get rid of the centipede without killing the entire lawn?
other then herbicides a good method to get rid of crab grass completely, is to lay out painters tarp , clear plastic roll on the most effect area for about 2 week to completely kill the the invading species, then replanting with more augustine ... crab grass is a very invasive species , and unfortunatley to completley iradicate it, requires very drastic measures.. but reseading the lawn is easy, a bucket or two of seed and a couple bales of hay and peat moss. spread seed, then hay then peet moss, water liberaly , if you live in an area that allows you to let your grass grow , allow the new seed to grow at least 6 to 8 inches before cutting,giving time to build a good root system or even to a height that it reseed,s itself for the first season thereby completley cutting out the low growing centipede grass...
I've lived in florida most of my life , born and raised. and this is how my grandpappy did it