Bitter Blue Grass

Because Bitter Blue grass is a type of St. Augustine grass, it’s a warm season turf that’s typically found growing in the southeastern states of the United States. It also grows in other warm regions in the world including warm Australia, Mexico and tropical areas of Africa.

Before laying down Bitter Blue grass, a new home or building site needs to be rough graded with all roots, rocks and other debris removed. When laying sod on an existing side, vegetation should be removed using a non-selective herbicide, which kills most plants rather than specific plant types. Take a soil test for determining soil pH to see if plant nutrients should be added and an irrigation system should be installed. A final grading should then be done in which the soil is completely moistened so sod can be established.

Bitter Blue Grass and Pests

Several pests that can affect Bitter Blue grass such as webworms, mole crickets, grasshoppers and cinch bugs. The odds of encountering these pests can be reduced by not applying high levels of nitrogen fertilizer to grass. Some nematodes also affect Bitter Blue grass. Signs of nematodes are plants thinning and turning yellow. Contact us today!