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Question DetailsAsked on 3/7/2012

I want to switch my lawn grass from tall fescue to bermuda. What type of professional does that kind of lawn work?

I've had fescue grass since I purchased my house and it just doesn't seem to survive the North Carolina summers. When it should look lush and beautiful, its brown and weed infested. I fertilize to no avail. My neighbor lawn is bermuda and it looks gorgeous throughout the warm months (which are many in this region). So, I am searching for a knowledgeable and reasonably priced professional(s) to do an assessment and gave me an estimate for this lawn project. Not such who I should contact... a landscaper, gardener or who?

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Fescue is used as a cool season grass in the south. It's mostly used to over-seed lawns.

Bermuda is a good choice, I prefer the look of Celebration Bermuda grass - Tiff and Common is what's most commonly found.

As for what type of business to call - most landscaping companies will offer this service. Angie's list is a great place to find qualified people. When comparing prices, be sure to ask about what their process of installation is. Prices can vary greatly but most of the time it is because the process is different. You are going to want someone who will kill or remove the old turf and till and/or amend the soil before laying new sod down. The sod should be cut no more than 2 days prior to installation. No need to fertilize as the sod farms had already shot it up with fertilizer.

This is peak season and it's only going to get hotter - my advice -- get it done sooner rather than later and don't be afraid to ask for a price match or for a little nudge in price - it doesn't hurt to ask.

Hope this helps.

Answered 8 years ago by Dallas Curb Appeal


A certified lawn care operator

Answered 5 years ago by kstreett

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