Getting bermuda outta st. augustine

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by South Florida Lawns, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If you do your hired, and I'm not talking burnout and re-sod. Nobody in my area knows how to take care of this. Lawn is my mothers house, in pinellas county.
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    You have not been reading Lawnsite or doing a search on Lawnsite for that information. I can control Bermuda in St Augustine and have proven it by letting Gregory use my Mixture on his yard. He posted Pictures of Dead Bermuda in St Augustine. If he doesn't reply to this post PM him for verification.

    Then PM me with your location to see if I can travel there. If you are out side my area, oh well too bad.

    BTW there comes a point where too much Bermuda and too little St Augustine is better and quicker repaired with a re-sod. But if there is enough St Augustine in the area or you can place plugs then My Kill out works great.

    If you have a real bad infestation of Bermuda, Seeds will continue to contaminate your St Augustine. Many of my Bermuda control customer get a once a year retreat for new Bermuda seeds that blow in from next door in many cases.
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    yeah i havent been on here and I'm way on the other side of Florida from you ric. I was hoping someone local could come out and do their thing.
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good Luck

  5. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    So how would one re-sod with St Augustine if Bermuda is present. I know you could cut it out and lay in the new, but what about the seeds and what is below the 1 inch you take out?
  6. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yes i have... and it worked great.. i plan on making my way up by ric in the next few weeks to get more for this winter...
  7. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    You would have to spray with a herbicide such as RU that will also kill the SA. Wait awhile as the Bermuda will most likely rise again from the apparent dead, spray it again, wait, spray again....hope like hell after all that spraying that you actually got it all, cut out the old and in with the new.
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    U of F recommends spray with Roundup and Fusilade 4 time in a row, two weeks apart. They also say to irrigate to germinate any seeds.

    OK THAT IS UNREAL FOR THE FIELD. As business people you must be pragmatic.

    Good Muck Sod will bury Bermuda and shade it out. So just Roundup twice, cut out the area and lay the sod right over the old Bermuda.
  9. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
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    ric?? .. is this rick of Florida Turf Solutions... its jarrid with M.J. Lawn..

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