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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LakeSide Lawn and Landscape, Sep 24, 2002.

  1. LakeSide Lawn and Landscape

    LakeSide Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    which is more dominante? Im over seeding with fescue but there is alot of bermuda grass in the lawn.Will the fescue take over or will the bemuda stay the same?........Thanks
  2. AielLandscaping

    AielLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    from what i've witnessed bermuda will continue to spread even if you have a really thick fescue turf.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    During the warm season the bermuda is by far dominant.
  4. LakeSide Lawn and Landscape

    LakeSide Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    So me overseeding with fescue is a no win situation unless i kill out the bermuda???....THANKS:dizzy:
  5. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    Just as Hoss has advised me before on this, why not overseed with annual rye for the winter?
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    I'm in south eastern Virginia where Bermuda has a slightly shorter growing season that where you are. Not much, but shorter here. Anyway, I've tried to go that route and Bermuda always wins. Kill the Bermuda first. Lesco sells Fuselade and I've had great success with it on Bermuda. If you're VERY careful with it you can kill Bermuda out of Fescue without killing the Fescue.

    I'd kill everything and then re-seed.

  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I have NEVER seen fescue dominate bermuda. Kill the bermuda or do the rye thing. I have never had a call from someone for overseeding who had bermuda.

  8. LawnPro in NC

    LawnPro in NC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Bermuda or Wire grass and there is a difference. Bermuda you keep, Wire grass you fight. In NC your probally speaking of Wiregrass. or common bermuda. 2 years worth of monthly acclaim.
  9. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    glad u brought that up. ive come to the conclusion that the voluntary bermuda is pretty, very tough and i think cuts better.
    may be a dn side to it but i really dont know what it would be.any ideas welcome.
    edit . i dont think it lends itself to striping like fescue.
  10. sparechange

    sparechange LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    The bermuda will definately be dominant in the warm months. I just sprayed my own lawn with Fusilade 2 this afternoon. I hope this will kill off the bermuda, but as I understand it, it must be sprayed monthly to eliminate the bermuda. Even then, you must continue the treatments for several years.

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