Eliminate St. Augustine

Does anyone have any suggestions to get rid of St. Augustine grass that has infiltrated my fescue lawn? I regularly pull up any runners but the St. Aug is very persistent and is starting to suffocate the fescue. If I put out a pre-emergent this winter will that help next spring/summer?
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I know of people who have bulldozed land to get rid of it, down to 2ft deep, then filled with good soil and all new grass's. Only to have six months later to see that stuff come back!
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ST.Aug grass has been used a whole lot here in S.Calif., just drive around the L.A. area and you'll see many lawns of it. It's been used on some hillsides because it CAN and will, send roots down deep if the soil is right. I've mowed hillside lawns of it in the foothill area, and it holds the soil good too. It will also ware out mowers too.
I watched that man have the front yard dozed and the soil removed, but someplace some bits of grass where missed and 6 months later it was back.
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I guess I'm S.O.L. with the St. Aug. I'll take out my frustration with my boss as I rip out the runners!
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In article <7b1caa35.0308211126.6bcdea09
says... :) If I put out a pre-emergent this winter will that help next :) spring/summer? :) :) The St Augustine won't be spreading by seed, so the pre emergent won't help.
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