Bahia Grass

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  1. Brown Grass?
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Asked by grace on May 16, 2011
Brown Grass?

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.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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.

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Asked by Anonymous on June 10, 2011
Adding Topsoil Around Existing Shrubs

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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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.

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Asked by feagin1949@windstream.net on May 24, 2012
Highway Grass

What is correct name for highway grass, and the best chemical to kill it?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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.

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Asked by ompie on May 6, 2013
Desert Gardening

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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by pharvey on June 13, 2016
Bahiagrass

It has invaded my lawn. I want an herbicide that will kill it but not my lawn.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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