Get the burmuda out!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Earth Works, May 4, 2006.

  1. Earth Works

    Earth Works LawnSite Member
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    I am fighting the battle with trying to get Bermuda out of my St. Augustine! :eek: Any suggestions? Other than ripping everything out and re-sodding?
     
  2. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    i would try to pm ric he may be able to help you
     
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't keep trying....not likely to be successful in our area. .
     
  4. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have seen drastic attemps to rid lawns of bermuda with a bobcat. If your neighbor has it, it wont be long until you have it. If it wasn't for bermuda we wouldn't have much grass here.
     
  5. dtelawncare

    dtelawncare LawnSite Member
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    Please post any useful info on this topic if you have any or get any. I thought a very stong stand of centipede or st augustine could hold their own.
     
  6. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not sure 'bout the St. Aug but centipede ain't got a chance.:dizzy:
     
  7. thill

    thill LawnSite Member
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    We find that St Augustine will dominate Bermuda every time there is adequate water and nutrients available.

    As soon as one or both run short, The Bermuda will take it all back.

    The moral is feed it and water it.

    Good luck
    Tom
     
  8. Necroshine

    Necroshine LawnSite Member
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    You could use Atrazine to kill off the bermuda.
     
  9. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
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    Couple Atrazine at high label rates with a high, balanced fertilizer plus a bunch of water and the St Augustine usually dominates.
    Particularly at higher heights of cut and in the shade.
    Now, if you want the ermudagrass and not the St Augustine - use MSMA and no more St. Augustine
     

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