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Bentgrass and overseeding

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Grady1, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Grady1

    Grady1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    I have a very large area (roughly an acre) of bentgrass that I'd like to get rid of and overseed with tall fescue.

    Large area across the creek. The morning dew really shows all the bentgrass versus what fesue is there. (ATV tire marks, I just aerated) This side of the creek was completely killed off and and planted in tall fesue.

    What's the best way to go about doing it the right way? Mowing down to 2", sweeping up all the clippings and then overseeding? I planned on overseeding with a LS (9hp). Spraying with Gly and killing off is not an option as there is no way that I can water such a large area. (in the country with a well)

    As to why I want to kill off the BG? The drought this year just cooked all the BG and also because I can't stand the looks of it.

    Opinions? Thoughts? Thanks. Grady
  2. Grady1

    Grady1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Some really good advice, keep it coming fellas. Thanks.
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    Kill off the BG now and slitseed when you're sure its all dead... no reason to remove any kind of dead grass and certaining do not cut it short before using glyphosate...

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