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Are you struggling with areas in your landscape that are bare? Your neighbor has St. Augustine, and it looks okay, but you are not sure you want to switch from Bermuda grass to St. Augustine. Then, this article is for you!

St. Augustine and Bermuda grass are great warm-season lawn grasses. You’d pick them if you live in warm areas and would like to grow a great lawn. Some people mix the two turfgrasses, others choose to seed or sod with just one. Should you choose Bermuda grass or St. Augustine grass?

In summary, Bermuda grass is highly drought-resistant and can tolerate hot weather in summer without water, while St. Augustine grass will require a lot of water to do well. Another major difference is that St. Augustine is shade-resistant, while Bermuda grass does not do well in shady areas.

Both grasses are great at choking out weeds such as dandelions, crabgrass, and even quackgrass. This is because both types of grass can grow thick and full, leaving no room for weeds to grow and compete with your turfgrass.

If you are considering changing the grass in your landscape, consider visiting your local nursery and make sure you ask the following questions:

  1. How much sunlight is required for optimum growth

  2. How much water is required to keep the grass healthy

  3. How much fertilization and how often

Whatever you decide remember, the moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

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