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Old 04-28-2021, 11:15 AM   #1
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Default Grass seed question please

I’m done with lawn grasses trying to keep them alive with water and then the drought and sun beats it to death. I notice the wild grasses on the side of the highway is always green so I just want that and keep it mowed.

Anyone know what seed I’m looking for or any tips?

This is for a neighborhood with a postage stamp sized yard. The wild grass in our green space is hardy and infiltrating slowly, I just want to accelerate the process.

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Old 04-28-2021, 11:19 AM   #2
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This is San Antonio area
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:20 AM   #3
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Look up buffalo grass.
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:21 AM   #4
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https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/...20to%20Mexico.
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:28 AM   #5
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Bahia is probably the largest culprit of green grass growing on the side off the highway during a drought.
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:31 AM   #6
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Pensacola Bahia....
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:40 AM   #7
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Good Lord donít ever intentionally plant Bahia in your yard. That stuff is the devil on mower blades!

My Sahara Bermuda has done well here
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:44 AM   #8
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its green because it isn't mowed often.
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:49 AM   #9
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Good Lord donít ever intentionally plant Bahia in your yard. That stuff is the devil on mower blades!

My Sahara Bermuda has done well here
Wouldnt know about push mower blades. I had 20 acres of it with a house in the middle. Kubota zero turn ran through that stuff at 3 weeks growth going full speed. Once mowed around the house it was quite comfortable to walk on. I had a adjoining pasture of Tifton Berrmuda and that stuff kicked the Bahia's *** to its side of the fence line.

Now if you let that stuff go for a year you would need a tractor to cut it at any speed.
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:51 AM   #10
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Look up buffalo grass.
Ding, ding, ding.

Can't go wrong with what God has put there. May not do well in sandy soils but that should only be more South and East of you.
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Old 04-28-2021, 12:06 PM   #11
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Good luck on that Buffalo
It's great but I planted some mixed in w my hydromulch its expensive as heck!
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Old 04-28-2021, 12:45 PM   #12
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This right here is what you need then lol.
https://houston.craigslist.org/grq/d...313903014.html
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Old 04-28-2021, 12:58 PM   #13
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If you have full sun just seed some Bermuda. Now's about the right time too. You'll have to water to get it established, then you can just forget about it and it will go dormant during drought, and winter, and it will be green when it's warm and has moisture, but it takes alot to kill it. Just common Bermuda.

If you have shade, it's not going to grow

KR bluestem is all over the sides of the roads, but I don't think you want that in your lawn.

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Old 04-28-2021, 02:56 PM   #14
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I had Bermuda, some version called 419 ? It ain’t worth a crap.

The green space wild grass stays green even when mowed to the ground during the worst of conditions.

I also have/had St Augustine.

I kept it fertilized, watered, weeded, and this dang sun just beats it down hard. With SAWS ripping you off with sewer charge for every gallon you use, I ain’t wasting money on grass. And, if you live within the city limits, you get a waste water runoff charge based on your improved surfaces.

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Old 04-28-2021, 03:19 PM   #15
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I had Bermuda, some version called 419 ? It ainít worth a crap.

The green space wild grass stays green even when mowed to the ground during the worst of conditions.

I also have/had St Augustine.

I kept it fertilized, watered, weeded, and this dang sun just beats it down hard. With SAWS ripping you off with sewer charge for every gallon you use, I ainít wasting money on grass. And, if you live within the city limits, you get a waste water runoff charge based on your improved surfaces.
419 was rrobably turf type burmuda that had to be babied. Just regular common burmuda is tough stuff. Grows everywhere.
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Old 04-28-2021, 03:27 PM   #16
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419 is not very hardy at all. Its used a lot on athletic playing surfaces and has to be kept really short and watered heavily. The buffalo grass would be good for what you are looking for.
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Old 04-28-2021, 04:23 PM   #17
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So get Bermuda, bahai, and buff grass, water and may the strongest survive
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Old 04-28-2021, 04:49 PM   #18
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Don't get bahai
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Old 04-28-2021, 04:59 PM   #20
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So get Bermuda, bahai, and buff grass, DONT water and may the Buffalo survive
Gigem.
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Old 04-28-2021, 05:59 PM   #21
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Is your house newish construction?

You could also have horrible soil. Before you seed, spread out a thick layer of compost and top soil. It will hold moisture and nutrients for new seeds.
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Old 04-28-2021, 09:07 PM   #22
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Yep, horrible
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