Bermuda – Removing from Zoysia Lawn
Q: I have Bermuda grass coming up in my zoysia lawn. Is there a way to eradicate it chemically?
A: The selective removing of one perennial grass from another perennial grass is a tedious project requiring a lot of diligence. It is very hard for weed control chemicals to tell grasses apart. Bermuda grass and zoysia grass are similar in growth habit and appearance. So it is very hard to get Bermuda grass out of a zoysia lawn.
The post-emergence herbicide Fusilade II (active ingredient fluazifop-P-butyl) is labeled by one manufacturer for control of Bermuda grass in zoysia. However, the label states: For use only by commercial or licensed applicators when applications are to be made in or around homes. Not for use on home lawns.