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Bermuda in St. Augustine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfman33, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. turfman33

    turfman33 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    Does anybody know of any way to get rid of Bermuda Grass in St. Augustine without killing back the St. Augustine.?


  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,491

    I've tried just about everything. The best solution I could come up with is to actually dig it up with a sod cutter and remove it that way. Then lay new St Augustine sod. I've done this and STILL had the Bermuda return. Don't waste your time with roundup, you've got to get all the seed up.
  3. Gardens & Grounds

    Gardens & Grounds LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I have a yard with this same problem and info. on this is far and few between. One of the profs. in the Hort. Dept. @ LSU said Prograss and Atrizine after spring green up. I searched long and hard on the net and only found one site to cooberate this. Wish I could post the link but can't find the dog gone thing in my favorites folder.
  4. Swampbeast

    Swampbeast LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 463

    I have sorta a similar problem, what about Rye Grass in St. Augustine? How do you get rid of that? Dig it up?

  5. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 533


    Rye is a cool season grass...it will burn up as the temp goes up...just give it a little time.
  6. intiMOWdator

    intiMOWdator LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I used to kid with my customers if you want to get rid of Bermuda in St. Augustine~Move. Kidding aside, it's difficult to do but can and has been done, Atrazine used as a spot treatment has been effective with multiple applications weeks apart with little rain fall. Once Bermuda begins to wither weed wack as close to ground and resod several weeks after last treatment of atrazine in area. Most of the time I have had good results but not every time.

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