Lawn issue....need help

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by dregg, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. dregg

    dregg LawnSite Member
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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 ?
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  3. maynardGkeynes

    maynardGkeynes LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  4. maynardGkeynes

    maynardGkeynes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Trust me, it only sleeps....
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  6. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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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.
     
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  8. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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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 :laugh:
    And it borders my neighbors yard and their back yard is made of weeds but they don't crawl into my land :clapping:

    But oh my managed turf, hell yea I pull and spray. :dizzy:
     
  9. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  10. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    I can't imagine someone spraying bare soil with Roundup... 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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