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How do you get fescue out of bermuda grass?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by eddings, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. eddings

    eddings LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    My sister has a nice lawn in an upscale addition. She has little bits of fescue all over her thick bermuda lawn. What can I do to get rid of the fescue without killing the other grass.
  2. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,206

    While the bermuda is dormant, you can spray the fescue out with Roundup(or any other glycophosphate based nonselective herbicide). Just make sure not to do this while the bermuda is greening up...or you'll have to start from scratch.
  3. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I use Image, it kills fescue but not the Bermuda, don't waste your time with the stuff you can get at home centers, it will work but is not like what you get at Lesco and don't forget to use STICKER with it! Good luck
  4. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    when the bermuda is brown, spray it with roundup and it will kill it.
  5. MRMelton

    MRMelton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Image will work if the bermuda is green. If dormant...roundup. Roundup's alot cheaper.
  6. paolaken

    paolaken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 699

    here we try to get the bermuda out of the fescue. not as easy.
  7. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,993

    LOL , I was thinking the same thing when I read the first post. I just moved and 95% of my yard is fescue. Its an acre so Im not going to spend the money on killing it and starting over. Just going to overseed the hell out of it twice a year with fescue till the bermuda is gone.
  8. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,993

    Sorry, meant to say 95% of it is bermuda and Im changing it to fescue.
  9. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 991

    Ya id like to know how to get bermuda out of fescue. Here bermuda will totaly take over a yard in a couple years if it is not over seeded in the fall
  10. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    you will never get rid of the bermuda just overseeding with fescue.

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