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(letter from a client) Bermuda grass problem

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    Just received your notice regarding the aeration and seeding. As you know, we continue to have a huge Bermuda grass problem. We were hoping that aerating (is that the same as thatching?) and overseeding would help the overall look of the lawn. I know that as soon as it gets chilly, the Bermuda grass will brown and where the other neighborhood lawns will stay green through December, ours will look dead in a patchy, unattractive way. Maybe overseeding will compensate for this. What do you think? Is there any fix yet for the Bermuda grass ? Please advise and include estimates.


    this lawn is 36,000 sf. if i round it up and power seed it it's going to kill me. :help: :help: :help:
  2. FINN

    FINN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Messages: 280

    is it bermuda or nimblewill?
  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466


  4. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Is this a situation where Bermuda has invaded another turf?

    Better hit that Bermuda with some Fusilade before the weather cools. You will get some control as long as the Bermuda is still active. Once it starts going dormant there is little you can do until next year.

    By the way, what type of turf has the Bermuda invaded? That wasn't clear from your post.
  5. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    it was sod years ago..the bermuda took over +- 100% of the turf.
  6. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    If it has 90% of the turf, round up, aerate, fert & seed JMO :D
  7. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Even if you do a blanket roundup, it will not permanently kill the Bermuda.

    You will need to use Fusilade next year to supress the Bermuda that comes back.
  8. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    Yes, roundup will NOT kill bermuda. Even multiple applications of roundup. I have wondered what kind of results guys are having with fusilad. Those who have used it, let us know. Bermuda is my toughest "weed" followed by wild violet. But I hate Bermuda.

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