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Old 12-28-2018, 10:57 AM
 
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I use Ornamec http://www.garden-counselor-lawn-care.com/ornamec.html for control of Bermuda grass. In larger areas you need to seed over top as the Bermuda dies back. Seeding in the autumn works best.


Do NOT kill Bermuda with glyphosate (round up) unless you wish to replant the entire area. It doesn't work any better than the Bermuda specific products and it kills even the good grass which is in there, or surrounding the Bermuda patches.


For the poster above who deals with kikuyugraass, I have used this: https://betterturf.basf.us/products/drive--xlr8-herbicide.html


Both products are for pro use and not available at your average garden center. You have to order them on-line from a commercial nursery supply place and they cost $$$.


But they work. Use per directions. Don't overdo or you will have problems....
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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I've got the same type of grass growing in a 5x10 patch in my front yard. Really annoying as it turns instant brown in the fall. It thrives in the summer heat though.

Really don't want to use chemicals, so what I've been doing is scalping it down in the fall and overseeding with fescues and trying to make that the dominant grass. It's slowly working, but I've been at it for 2 seasons and it's still there.
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:46 PM
 
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I've got the same type of grass growing in a 5x10 patch in my front yard. Really annoying as it turns instant brown in the fall. It thrives in the summer heat though.

Really don't want to use chemicals, so what I've been doing is scalping it down in the fall and overseeding with fescues and trying to make that the dominant grass. It's slowly working, but I've been at it for 2 seasons and it's still there.
I found an article about baking it with clear plastic. The patch in my backyard is pretty big.

I may try your method for the front patch next year. What else have I got to do since I've spent years getting rid of bittersweet?
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Old Today, 08:58 AM
 
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I found an article about baking it with clear plastic. The patch in my backyard is pretty big.

I may try your method for the front patch next year. What else have I got to do since I've spent years getting rid of bittersweet?

I'd be a bit more aggressive trying to get rid of it, but it does VERY well in the summer heat, so it's nice to see nice greet grass by my front entrance in the middle of the summer when everything else has gone dormant. Then I don't mind it and why I've taken a slow approach to trying to rid myself of it.

But this time of year...I dislike it greatly.
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Old Today, 10:40 AM
 
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I'd be a bit more aggressive trying to get rid of it, but it does VERY well in the summer heat, so it's nice to see nice greet grass by my front entrance in the middle of the summer when everything else has gone dormant. Then I don't mind it and why I've taken a slow approach to trying to rid myself of it.

But this time of year...I dislike it greatly.
We had heat AND rain this year and it thrived But it chokes the lawnmower too.
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