Removing Bentgrass from a lawn

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by aeration, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. aeration

    aeration LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 68

    Any suggestions on the best method of removing bentgrass from a lawn seeded with per. rye and bluegrass? I think a landscaper used a mix that must have had bentgrass in it. I have pulled some areas by hand, but have found others. It's only in the back lawn. Would a dethatcher help rip/pull it out and then reseed with bluegrass?
     
  2. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 514

    If the spots are small, use a foam paintbrush and paint roundup on it. If they are larger spray roundup then reseed.
     
  3. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Posts: 1,008

    just let it take over lawn, because it will and its nicer
     
  4. aeration

    aeration LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 68

    I hope you are not serious about letting it take over. It looks horrible cutting it higher like the bluegrass. It was to lay over and look matty. It's my back yard, not a golf course. I don't have the equipment to cut it at one inch and perpetually water it.
     
  5. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 514

    I see it all day in my travels at all stages. Whole lawns that have been taken over to just small spots. It is a nasty weed as far as I'm concerned. If you can mow it with a reel mower at 5/8 of an inch or so and spray the fungicides it looks great but otherwise it's a cancer......get rid of it! Spray it once and wait a few weeks and spray the crap that emerges from the underground storage to make sure you have killed it all then seed quality grasses into it.....it's the only way!
     
  6. bigslick7878

    bigslick7878 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 809

    How in the hell did bentgrass get in a seed mixture for a home lawn?

    Never heard of that.
     

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