Bermuda is actually a grass we use as turf here. It can tolerate the heat.
But it does get into flower beds, etc..... the best way I've found to keep
it under control is to mulch where necessary and use Round Up where
needed.... if I can't spray Round Up, I brush it on.
Nicole in CA
Thanks for the suggestion. . .It sounds like you treat Bermuda, similar
to the way I do. I know some parts of the country do use Bermuda as a
turf, but I hate the way it looks in the Winter here in Sacramento. It
turns brown, leaving the remainder of lawn looking fairly green.
I have one area in my back yard that gets considerable sun, and that is
where it is most virulent. I have taken to just spending sessions out
there on a cushion, digging out what I can, and using a sponge brush to
saturate what root tops I can see with Weed B-Gon. I do that without
diluting it, just straight out of the can. . .That's how desperate I've
been with this stuff.
And yes, when it gets into the flower beds, it can be a nightmare!
The Bermuda grass I saw in Texas is very much like what we call "quack
grass" in Massachusetts. I have more of it in my lawn that I like
thanks to the shoddy job our contractor did putting in the original
lawn, it makes a lot of thatch when it dies and grows higher than the
other lawn grasses forcing me to mow more frequently to keep it looking
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I've been able to keep crab grass controlled to a certain degree. Home
Depot sells a couple crab grass control products, which seems
But, the Bermuda grass has been an ongoing issue.
In addition to other methods, the Ergonica Weed Twister has been used
to efficiently entangle grass roots under the soil and pull them out
rather quickly. It's a safe alternative to chemicals.
Dr. Yucca: Nature makes plants, humans make weeds.
I'm south of you in Bakersfield. Bermuda goes dormant in the winter... for
green, just have to overseed with Rye.
We've had tall fescue which is green year around but it doesn't do well
w/the heat and requires so much water.... so I took it out and put in
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