out with the old

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by aperfectlawn, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. aperfectlawn

    aperfectlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    I live in north east arkansas and was wondering how to get rid of bermuda and get a grass that will stripe well. What would be the best method for seeding and everything I would need to do?
  2. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Don't know about your temps there but here it is really too late. I did a lawn last year that was covered in Bermuda and here is what I did. On about Labor Day I sprayed entire area w/ Roundup and did this once a week for three weeks, then reseeded heavily w/ fescue. This has worked this year and no bermuda has been noticeable but conditions that can bring it back are thin turf which allows sunlight to penetrate through allowing the bermuda to sprout up again. ONe thing about bermuda is it is VERY hard to close to impossible to completely rid a yard of. YOur best bet is to stay on top of the lawn and keep it thick year around not allowing the bermuda to regain strength.

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