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Old 09-09-2012, 01:31 PM
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Ok, how about this.

I just ripped up a big section and went a foot beyond the last Bermuda grass root. I have a bare 8' x 6' section now. Should I saturate the soil with round up and re-apply it again in a week? How long do I have to wait after the last application of round up before I seed the area ?

This a good idea...rip out, then spray soil with round up ?
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:57 PM
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Great idea. No wait time after last app of roundup. Don't get mad though if you still end up with some. Seeds will blow in from the other parts of the yard and the neighbors.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:52 PM
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Ok, how about this.

I just ripped up a big section and went a foot beyond the last Bermuda grass root. I have a bare 8' x 6' section now. Should I saturate the soil with round up and re-apply it again in a week? How long do I have to wait after the last application of round up before I seed the area ?

This a good idea...rip out, then spray soil with round up ?
I don't think round-up works by putting in the soil. You have to spray a living, growing plant. Just leave the bare patch alone and see what pops up. Then remove that by digging it out. You should be then be ok to seed.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:55 PM
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The best control I've seen for bermuda was this years drought. I'm pretty sure most of my Bermuda spots died off due to the lack of moisture......
Trust me, it only sleeps....
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:00 PM
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Bermuda will resprout in 48hrs. Personal use has shown spraying the soil and remaining root structure prevents this. Bermuda roots can go down FEET. It will always come back if all you do is wait.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:08 PM
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Great idea. No wait time after last app of roundup. Don't get mad though if you still end up with some. Seeds will blow in from the other parts of the yard and the neighbors.
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Now that's one thing I wondered about what the seed looked like on Bermuda?

I have yet to see it with seed on it.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:25 PM
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Now that's one thing I wondered about what the seed looked like on Bermuda?

I have yet to see it with seed on it.
It grows up into a spiky, star shaped seed head. All it needs is heat and a little moisture.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:58 PM
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It grows up into a spiky, star shaped seed head. All it needs is heat and a little moisture.
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I'll have to look for that, thanks.

You know what else is funny; I have an area of my yard thats unmaintenanced; I get some crab grass in it and other weeds each year and actually just sprayed that area today with Trimec. This area is fruit tree's so I don't like spaying it as I would the rest of the yard.

This area, have yet to see the first vine of burmuda grass in it
And it borders my neighbors yard and their back yard is made of weeds but they don't crawl into my land

But oh my managed turf, hell yea I pull and spray.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:01 AM
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Trust me, it only sleeps....
Haha yep, It's kinda like Diamonds. "Bermuda is forever"

Unless you kill it off with roundup, but it's hard to kill it all. It will take repeated applications.

Trust me, the drought will kill off your fescue before it kills the bermuda. Bermuda is very drought tolerant. Much more than most cool season varieties. You may not see the above ground foliage doing anything, but the roots underground are still alive and well. They're just taking a little nap before dinner (Fert & water). Then it'll shoot up new growth.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:54 PM
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I can't imagine someone[b] spraying bare soil with Roundup[b]... does anyone believe that the Roundup will soak into the roots through the dirt??? I've heard of soaking it into stubble after a fresh cut, but it is supposed to be inactive once it hits the soil...
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