Just found this board...question about different grasses.

thundersweetApril 28, 2008

I just found this board. I have been wanting to learn about organic lawn care but had no idea where to start. My one concern is we have a huge lawn. I have a question though. Do you treat all grasses the same? We have a large front lawn with Bermuda and side and back yards are fescue. Not sure why the previous owners did it that way but thats what we have. Will I need to have seperate lawn care grograms for each type of grass? Or can it all be treated the same?

I have lots of reading to do!

Thanks,

Sandy

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decklap(5IL)

Broadly speaking when you move toward an organic approach you're not treating the grass/plant/tree you're treating the soil it grows in and letting the soil do the work for you naturally. So no. It doesn't matter how many kinds of grass you have in your yard you really wont need to deal with them any differently from a fertilizing perspective.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2008 at 5:35PM
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thundersweet

That makes since. That will definitely make things easier for me.

Thanks,
Sandy

    Bookmark   April 28, 2008 at 5:45PM
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soccer_dad

...but, bermuda and tall fescue are 2 different cut heights for optimum performance. However, in the transition zone many lawns are mixed and cut at the same height. Depends on what you are after.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2008 at 8:53PM
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okcdan(7 OKC - Bermuda)

Sandy, when you're on that riding mower, keep the blade deck up to it's highest position when you're mowing your side & back yards with fescue, then when you go to the front yard, drop the deck to the lowest setting on your bermuda. Your watering can be done the same for all your grass, and the fertilizing could be done the same for all, but you might want to sneak in an extra application or two throughout the year on the front bermudagrass.

Good day, Dan

    Bookmark   April 29, 2008 at 12:31PM
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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

Where do you live?

    Bookmark   April 29, 2008 at 6:47PM
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