Lawn issue....need help

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

  1. maynardGkeynes

    maynardGkeynes LawnSite Senior Member
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    That is my understanding as well. It is a systemic that gets to the root by entering through the leaves. No leaves, no poison.
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't think you guyd realize how fast bermuda will put up a new blade. Gly will destroy a seed if the hull is slightly breached. Bermuda roots at the surface will take up gly as well. Anybody familiar with trying to remove it uses multi apps of gly.
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  3. TurnerLandscape

    TurnerLandscape LawnSite Member
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    The first pic is 100% bermuda, and the only way to get rid of it, is to spray and respray in their growing season, which in New York is probably about over. There is no point in trying to pull it out because you will not be able to remove all of the rhizomes/stolons. The latter pic is zoysia, again, spray and respray. There is no point in putting down KBG, it will just get choked out by the bermuda and zoysia.
     
  4. TurnerLandscape

    TurnerLandscape LawnSite Member
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    ok,, whoever posted about bermuda spreading by seed heads has no idea what they are talking about. Bermuda spreads by two ways 1. stolons-roots that grow laterally above ground, and re-roots itself, where it sends up new tillers. 2. rhizomes-roots that grow underground and sends up tillers. NOT BY SEED, when you are wanting to install bermuda, 99% of the time, it is by plugging. I have never heard of anyone, seeding bermuda
     
  5. maynardGkeynes

    maynardGkeynes LawnSite Senior Member
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    The hybrid bermudas must be plugged, but there are a lot of improved seed cultivars, like Yukon and Riviera that can give the hybrids a run for the money.
     
  6. Patriot Services

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    Common Bermuda sure as hell does produce viable seed. Go look it up. Seed and runners is another reason why it is so hardy.
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  7. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is true for most hybrid bermuda varieties. However, Common bermuda as well as a few other cultivars can be propogated from seed.
     
  8. maynardGkeynes

    maynardGkeynes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes, and some of the seed ones look pretty good to me. Riviera, Princess, Yukon, all good, reasonably dark, dense turf. Not quite as fine bladed as the hybrids, but still a nice stand.
     
  9. TurnerLandscape

    TurnerLandscape LawnSite Member
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    Patriot you live in Tampa! The original poster lives in New York! I would be shocked if he is getting propagation from seed heads!
     
  10. Patriot Services

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    Wild bermuda doesn't know what state its in. I was born and raised in Buffalo, I remember plenty of it in summer.
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