Bermuda grass help

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by coolbrze, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. coolbrze

    coolbrze LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 133

    What's the best way to eradicate this Bermuda grass & keep it from re-invading beds? The majority of their lawn is Bermuda :(

  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,506

    Roundup. Tear out the brown crap after. Use snapshot or other pre-em. Some will always find its way back.
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  3. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Messages: 1,416

    yeah welcome to the hell of's almost impossible to eradicate
  4. underPSI

    underPSI LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    You'll be able to control it. You'll never be able to kill it.
  5. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,651

    Snapshot or pre-em won't do much BC must of that is from rhizomes. Try fusillade or ornamec
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  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,506

    Running the stick edger along the bedlines keep it sharp looking and gets the rhizomes. A thin line of RU gets anything getting ready to pop through the mulch. Its a constant ongoing process that you can't skip for even a week during the growing season. Selective postems work great but are too pricey to apply on a weekly or biweekly basis.
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  7. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    If the lawn is bermuda. What I do is edge the beds EVERY WEEK, then every other week I shoot any runners I see with roundup.

    Also cutting a deep edge (4-6") similar to what a bed edger would make will keep the runners from shooting out into the beds.
  8. coolbrze

    coolbrze LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 133

    Tried Snapshot this Spring w/ marginal results. Someone told me Barricade in the beds will help better. Will this harm the Perennials & shrubs?
  9. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,988

    Keeping the beds edged is the key. You also got to stay on top of the round up spraying!
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    IXINRGIXI LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    it like the Apocalypse grass .. that stuff never dies.. but roundup controls it pretty well

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