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Grass seed

Posted by tommcgtx El Paso, TX (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 29, 12 at 18:41

Hi,I recently purchased a home which has a backyard full of weeds and sandy soil typical in El Paso, TX. I have researched and been told that Bermuda grass is a suitable grass for this region. I was told by an employee of Home Depot that planting season is over in El Paso, but researching the conditions for Bermuda grass, I think there is some time left to get it done. Our weather right now is still in the mid to upper 90's, and we have strong sunlight all year. From what I understand, Bermuda does well in sunlight and 80 degree + temperatures. Also, I bought a bottle of Spectracide Weed Stop for Lawns, and the directions say to wait four weeks before seeding. Can I plant now, and then use this after the grass has matured? I plan on pulling the weeds by hand now, then tilling and planting, etc. Any other advice concerning these matters would be appreciated. Thanks!

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RE: Grass seed

This is quite a specialised question so maybe you'd get a more targetted response over on the Lawn Forum. It seems pretty active.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lawn Forum

RE: Grass seed

I am also a long way from El Paso, but not as far as flora! You need local information before you make a future problem for your garden. Call your county extension service, in your phone book under "county offices". Al

RE: Grass seed

Al's right. Your extension service will be able to help you.

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