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Old 08-15-2015, 09:50 PM   #1
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Anyone on here know if there would be a significant difference between Majestic Bermuda and the LaPrima XD Bermuda? I want the thick carpeted bermuda look and have some significant slopes on the place so need quick establishment. Just wondering if the LaPrima is worth the extra money. Thanks in advance for any opinions/advice.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:53 PM   #2
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In! Have a similar situation
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:06 PM   #3
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If you want the thick carpeted look then go with the LaPrima XD as it will look more plentiful and dense as well as be more economic friendly. It looks its best at 1.5-2.5 inches tall. It's a go to choice if you want rapid establishment and fast germination. This type is commonly used for golf courses roughs for its winter hardiness and durability. That's just what I know about it
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:23 PM   #4
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Yes and don't scalp it. That's the common mistake with it people cut it like common
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:10 PM   #5
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Thank you both! I will post some pictures of the process. Didn't think to take any today while working on the grading.
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What cut height would you recommend arrow flinger?
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:11 PM   #7
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What cut height would you recommend arrow flinger?


1.5 to 2.5 inches tall
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:27 PM   #8
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I appreciate the pointers. Will be posting some pictures later this week we are in the process of getting the soil prepped. Ready to see some grass and get that fresh cut smell in a month or two!
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:34 PM   #10
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:53 PM   #11
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Did some more prep work today, lots of Roundup. A 48" boom sprayer would have been a good investment. Looks like we'll be finishing up the prep on Saturday (hopefully) and seeding Sunday. I will post updates as we get the prep done.


Lots of this stuff.


Front is just about ready.





Plenty work left out back.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:01 PM   #12
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I'm wondering if you should wait until spring to plant since the growing season is about over. Beautiful place you have, I bet it will be a great lawn too. I am a big fan of buffalo grass here in west Texas where it doesn't rain much.
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:19 PM   #13
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This seed is supposed to germinate in 5-7 days and have full coverage in 4-5 weeks. The seed rep said "get a mower, now" so we'll see. We ran irrigation for the whole place and will be using a good starter fertilizer so conditions should be ideal. I may complain about how often I have to cut the grass next year though...
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:44 PM   #14
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Keep it good and wet the first 5 days.
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:19 AM   #15
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^ This! When I did my yard in Bryan I was watering 4 times a day where I had irrigation. Those areas had great germination. The areas that I could only water by hand/sprinklers did not germinate nearly as well.

I hydromulched Riviera Bermuda.

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Old 09-04-2015, 10:24 AM   #16
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Who cares about grass, do you have a write-up about the house behind it being built? lol
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:02 PM   #17
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Well I have about 1000 pictures of the process. We started with 3 heavily wooded acres, and it's been a heck of a ride!
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:16 PM   #18
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Putting seed down tomorrow!
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Old 09-12-2015, 09:56 AM   #19
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Germinating right on schedule!

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Old 09-23-2015, 09:21 PM   #20
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Any pics of the grass?
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:42 PM   #21
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:49 PM   #22
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You'll be fine planting it now. As far as cutting height, in the heat of the summer try not to cut it too short. Rule of thumb is never take off more than 2/3rds of the total length or you'll have some heat stress and dead spots. Hope to see it come in thick!
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:58 AM   #23
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I'm wondering if you should wait until spring to plant since the growing season is about over. Beautiful place you have, I bet it will be a great lawn too. I am a big fan of buffalo grass here in west Texas where it doesn't rain much.
Yeah, me, too! Buffalo grass is soft on feet, drought tough, and you don't have to mow it often. In fact, if you mow more than 2 - 3 times a year, it is too much. That's how my husband killed ours and promoted Bermuda grass growth.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:48 PM   #24
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Gotta train him early!
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:01 PM   #25
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Sure is growing fast. Looks good.
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Bringing an older thread back up to the top. We just moved into the house we built in December and am starting to get the yard going. I have 100 lbs of LaPrima Bermuda I am going to plant Tuesday. I have smoothed the ground level with the skid steer and removed all trash from the soil. Sprayed Killzall on the entire thing two weeks ago, as well as watered in a slow release starter fertilizer. Any of you guys plant the LaPrima and anything more I should do before planting? Hoping this stuff turns out well.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:11 AM   #27
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I have celebration Bermuda. Its awesome.
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:42 PM   #28
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Do you have to kill off everything that is already growing or can I overseed with it to get everything to fill in nice and dense like?
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what does well in shade areas?
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:27 PM   #30
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How much shade are we talking? Full shade, go with a zoysia.


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Old 03-17-2017, 09:38 PM   #31
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Let's see some pics a year and a half later
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:48 PM   #32
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That's going to be a really nice front yard.
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