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Need some help!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Southern Lawns, May 27, 2001.

  1. Southern Lawns

    Southern Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 259

    I'll try and make this short.....About 50 days ago I Prepped a 1800 sq ft area for a customer and put down Centipede sod. I've done many jobs like this but this one is coming back to haunt me. Here's why! The sod was dormant when I put it down and it all looked the same to me but as it started growing and greening the customer noticed it is infested in certain areas with common bermuda. I went back two weeks ago and pulled up a few sections of the Bermuda and replaced it with Centipede. (My supplier is aware of the situation and gave me the sod to replace.) But! we did not get it all and it's becoming more evident. My thought was to spray the entire site with (Trimec 7) and kill all the Bermuda and let the Centipede take over. I think the customer is willing to go this route if it will do the job. My questions are: Have you used any other product that you would recommend? Have you had regrowth or has it killed the root successfully? Have you ever had to do this? I want to go the spray route for obvious reasons. The supplier is willing to give me as much sod as I need to fix the problem but I'm out the labor and I've already spent far too much time on it. Need some tried and proven advise. Thanks for your time! Raymond

    Oh! Did I mention that they live in the same neighborhood with good word of mouth skills. It's important for me to make it right for them the best way and be fair to myself.
  2. NeilG

    NeilG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    I couldn't help but notice that from all the responses that you have had, that either no one has ever had this problem, or no one knows how to correct. I have used Fusalade in the past to get rid of Common Bermuda, but only in Zoysia, sorry, have no idea how the Centipede will react, but I have a pretty good idea. I was with one of our County agents the other day, and the customer asked him how to solve the same problem that you have, and his reply was "To Move"
    Like to know if you come up with a better solution than that.
  3. Southern Lawns

    Southern Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 259

    Yea, not much action on this thread! I talked to out County Ext service and they said to use "Vantage". They are confident it will kill the Bermuda but not harm the Centipede.:eek: I'm going to call and get a second opinion before I do any spraying. I was hoping to hear from a few people on the board, they usually have a lot to say but not this time!
  4. Dennis

    Dennis LawnSite Member
    from Ga.
    Posts: 155

    Do not use Fusalade, not rated for use on cent.
    Vantage is your best bet,rated for Cent. but not Bur.
    Hope this helps.

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