How to stop Bermuda from taking over St. Aug?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by KrayzKajun, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    i have a potential customer who has really bad problem with bermuda taking over his lawn and choking out the st. augustine grass.

    any way to stop the bermuda besides roundup and resod???
  2. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,125

    No. However, even after nuking the old lawn, bermuda will reinvade if the st augustine is not properly maintained. By proper maintenance, I am referring to height of cut, irrigation and fertilization. Bermuda has the upper hand in a lawn that is cut too short, dry and underfertilized. Here in Hawaii, because of the lack of rain and constant high temperatures, st augustine is only used in shady lawns that are irrigated. Bermuda tends to take over in sun exposed lawns, especially if a client's lawn service scalps the lawn and the client is trying to skimp on watering.
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,783

    We treat it with roundup wait 2 weeks treat it again then let it sit for another week and dig it out.

    That's the only way I have found to be successful.

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