Posts Tagged ‘Bermudagrass’

Bermudagrass – Killing with Solarization

Q: I am trying to kill bermudagrass that is spreading thru the centipedegrass in my lawn. I have been told that putting black plastic over the area for two weeks will kill what bermudagrass remains after spraying with herbicide. A:...

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Zoysiagrass – Removing bermudagrass

Q: Removing one turfgrass from another is a tough assignment. Digging is one option but it is hard work. If you use a chemical, how will a herbicide tell one from the other? Here is one way: Q: I seeded...

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Bermuda – Remove from Liriope

Q: What’s the best thing to use to get bermudagrass out of monkey grass (liriope)? A: The label on the grass-killing product Vantage(tm) lists liriope as being tolerant of its active ingredient, sethoxydim. Greenlight Bermudagrass Killer(tm) contains the chemical fluazifop...

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Bermudagrass seed – Choosing

Q: I am in the process of building a new home. I cannot afford to sod, but would like to seed bermudagrass in my 12,500 square foot front yard. I am told the seed needs to be mixed with sand...

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Zoysia – Planting Plugs in Bermuda

Q: I have a 25 year old bermuda lawn. It’s pretty thin, and the soil isn’t very good. I like the appearance of zoysia grass. If I put in zoysia plugs, will they eventually take over, or is the bermuda...

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Bermuda – Removing from Lily Bed

Q: I have a bought a house that has bermudagrass and HAD an island with gorgeous lilies in it… however the bermudagrass has spread over into where the lilies are. How can I kill the bermudagrass without killing the lilies?...

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Perennial Ryegrass – In Bermudagrass

Q: I am terribly frustrated trying to figure this situation out. I have a problem with green grass coming up in my dormant bermudagrass sod. Last year it progressively got worse – to where in January it looked like the...

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When to Scalp Zoysia and Bermuda

Q: Can I cut my Zoysia and Bermuda way down while it is still dormant? My Zoysia is about 3 inches and I would like to trim it way down A: You can cut it to 1″ but not now...

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Slime Mold – On Lawn

Q: Recently we had our grandchildren over and they ran all over our bermuda lawn. When they came in the house their sneakers were black. I covered a broom  with a white towel and brushed it over the grass. It...

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Bermudagrass – Gasoline Damage

Q: My son spilled gasoline on our bermuda lawn while re-fueling the lawn mower in June. The grass died, of course, but I can’t get bermuda – or even weeds – to grow there again. Is there anything that will...

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Bermuda Grass – Comparison: Hulled vs. Unhulled

Q: What is the difference between hulled and unhulled Bermuda grass? A: Hulled bermudagrass is seed that has had the outer coat removed. It is typically planted in summer at a rate of 1 – 2 lb. per 1000 square...

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Bermuda Grass – Green Over Septic Lines

Q: My septic line is in my front yard. So I have a beautiful yard with a dark green racing stripe running down the middle. The overall greenness of the lawn never seems to be able to catch-up to the...

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Fescue – Growing In a Bermuda Lawn

Q: Okay, don’t laugh. I’m new to the world of lawn care. Since my lawn is composed of way too many different types of grasses (bermuda, fescue, centipede, zoysia…don’t ask) I’m not sure if the attachments are weeds or some...

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Bermudagrass- Lawn Mower

Q: I would like to know if there is a specific type of lawn mower that should be used to cut bermudagrass sod. A: If you mow at a normal height of 1.5 inches, any rotary mower with a sharp...

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Bermudagrass- Care

Q: Over the years, with tree growth and much more shade, our bermudagrass has thinned out terribly. Where it is bare, in places where water accumulates, there is a black cast to the soil. After things had a chance to...

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Bermudagrass- Seed

Q: I have a new home with a limited amount of bermudagrass sod. I threw out bermudagrass seed in the other parts of my yard. I’ve heard this was not a good idea. Can you explain why not? A: The...

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Bermudagrass- Control

Q: Is there a chemical method for controlling bermudagrass in St. Augustinegrass? Everything I have found says not to use it on St. Augustine. A: This is a tough problem. There are no selective weed killers available to homeowners that...

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Aerate Bermudagrass- Growth

Q: Is it too late to aerate bermudagrass? We still have two months of growth left don’t we? A: Despite the current aboveground heat, when soil temperatures drop below 70 degrees, bermudagrass root growth ceases and aeration is no longer...

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