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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:48 pm 
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I'm looking for an organic way of stopping my neighbor's St Augustiine (I hate that viney stuff) from creeping into my Bermuda/Zoysia lawn. HELP!! I don't want to use MSMA, it kills my nematodes.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:08 pm 
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MSMA has a lot of problems. I hate Bermuda, and wouldn't mind if my neighbor's St. Augustine took over. Trouble is, the gardens are and will remain full of Bermuda. Ugg.

Bermuda needs less water than St. Augustine, I imagine the simple act of watering less will stop the St. Augustine from encroaching. And St. Augustine is pretty easy to pull. Manual removal is far preferable to a chemical application.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:24 am 
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I'm thinking something like this...

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That gives you a nice solid border to edge against.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:12 pm 
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I'm 73 and can't grub this stuff out. So are you all telling me there is no organic formula that will do the job??


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:20 am 
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Let's see if David comes back with another answer. For what you would pay for chemicals and then the organic treatments to undo the damage of the chemicals, maybe you could hire a neighborhood kid to help you out?

Again, I would suggest underwatering. The Bermuda can take it but the St. Augustine doesn't do well with too little water.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:37 am 
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That type of concrete curbing is done by companies who specialize in it. There all kinds of colors, designs, and finishes you can get. A friend of mine in Phoenix just had it installed with a nice curve to set off his rose beds from the lawn.

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