Killing Bermuda

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ron mexico75, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok, I appreciate all the suggestions. After considering some of your opinions I am going to do the following;

    -Spray with Quick Pro 2 times. This week and then the week after next.

    -Scalp down as low as possible.

    -I will till to create a good seed bed rather then just aerate for new seeding.

    -Seed at new lawn seed rate, fert, cover with pete moss.

    -Tell customer I will need to treat 2 times a year for the next 2 or 3 years to keep bermuda subsided. In this area and the existing lawn adjacent to this area. Im hoping after that, the lawn will be in the clear.

    Does this sound good?
     
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would not make future promises to keep bermuda out. Just to kill it before seeding.
     
  3. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Oh no, Im not going to promise anything. I just want to tell them I will need to treat it for the next 2-3 years 2 times a year in order to keep it from taking back over.
     
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    What are you going to spray on Bermuda to kill it that will not kill the grass?
     
  5. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Going to use Ornamec as something to keep it in check.
     
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good deal. Bermuda is tough as nails. Good Luck
     
  7. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks I appreciate it. Not too sure of any other options so I'll keep this thread updated over time. Maybe I'll do some before and after pics over the next year or so. Could be pretty cool to look at from a control standpoint.
     
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    The trick is going to be to hit the Bermuda in the late fall but before it goes dormant so it takes up the Gly into the roots, rhizomes and runners. It can have very deep Rhizomes. Hence the reason for multiple hits.
    You also have to time your seeding processs.
     
  9. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah that very true. I think by spraying it 2 times with Quick Pro and then seeding in mid September, the bermuda will not poke its head out again this year. I would expect it to possibly start to show itself next Spring when it breaks dormancy. I will hit it then and then this time next year before dormancy.
     
  10. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have to read the label because Im not sure from memory, I just don't know the re-seeding wait time after using Ornamec. Its usually always used for beds and nursery containers so I might have to call to see about re-seeding timeframes unless someone here can post.
     

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