I chose a company to remove and install Bahia grass. I was told that it was installed brown and within a week it would start turning green. Wanted to hear from an expert, as it is a lot of money for brown grass with no warranty.
Bahia grass does turn brown in a drought induced dormancy and it would make sense for a company to place the grass into dormancy before installing it to help keep the grass from dying after installed. What they say makes sense and does not seem to be deceitful.
I would like to raise my yard where there is existing plants. Can I add several inches of topsoil around existing trees and shrubs without damage? How many inches can I raise it without damaging the existing plants, or is it not a good idea? What about existing Bahia grass? How much soil can I add over top of it, and will it grow back up to the surface?
Just add about 2-3 inches a few feet out from the plants. This will eventually work its way into the exisitng soil. You can add more as needed in problem areas once the topsoil begins to settle.
What is correct name for highway grass, and the best chemical to kill it?
There are several grasses that are referred to as highway grass, such as buffalo grass and bahia grass. If it is getting into your flower beds, a simple grass specific herbicide will kill it without harming your plants. If it is getting into your lawn, then you need to dig out the clumps. There is no selective herbicide that will kill highway grass without killing your lawn grass.
I live in Abu Dhabi (very hot most of year round) and have had Bahia (Paspalum) grass planted with irrigation control. When is the growing season for this climate and grass? Our winter here is end November until end april. Summer has temperatures of 40-50oC. Winter temperatures are between 14-28oC. Also I have tiny tiny tiny snails all over my garden, up the wall, on the edges of the grass. What are they and what are they doing to my grass/plants?
These articles will help with both snail and their slug relatives in the garden: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/organic-snail-control-how-to-control-garden-snails.htm
It has invaded my lawn. I want an herbicide that will kill it but not my lawn.
Here is a an article that will help you.
how can i control them . we have so much of them in our front yard that are unmangeable . We have bahia grass.
This article should help:
Last fall I treated my lawn with the recommended product using a hand-held sprayer. It worked well, but not well enough. Now there are many of the ugly seed-shoots and I spend a lot of time cutting them (or pulling them up if I can) before they drop the seeds. Is there anything else I can do to KILL the monsters? Thanks, WJP
Treatment will need to be done according to the label. Treating once will not suffice, and will require multiple treatments and vigilance.
I would recommend treating as often as the label recommends for the best results.
Here is an article for more methods on controlling this invasive grass: