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?
Centipede Grass Invading St. Augustine 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