So I fed/weeded/fertilized the yard with Scott's something or other about a month ago. I was hoping the St. Augie would take over, but whatever else the rest of the yard was (I thought it was weeds) is taking over. I kid you not, it now resembles the chia pet with the long, thin , wiry hair. What could this be? I am stumped. Is it. Bermuda? How the heck do I get rid of it? There's some perfectly good St. Augie under there just waiting for some encouragement! What to DO?? I don't like the way it looks!
The guy at lowes said if you keep your mower at the highest level that the st augestine will choke out all the weeds. We have the same problem, he said its because of the drought, there is alot of weeds.
I think it is rye, by looking at pictures on the web. I had leased my house out for 2 years, and just moved back Aug. 2011, so I guess the renters decided to plant rye! Yikes...it is taking over! I read on a website that if you quit watering for 2 weeks, it will dry up. Of course now, we will probably start having monsoons... I will remember to keep it cut high, and hopefully all of this will help. I really don't like the looks of it.