Multiple Grass Problem, mainly Bremuda-

Multiple Grass Problem, mainly Bremuda-

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steven123 – posted 17 August 2004 13:55

I did my best to review old threads before this posting.

New houseDallas, TXSt. Aug.

I have 3 weeds I am trying to get rid of:CrabgrassBremudaClovers (small with Red tint)

From advice found on this site, I have picked all the Crabgrass one can handle and was planning to use pre erm this next season to try to control the Clover and Crabgrass, but how can I get rid of the bremuda?

Like the clovers it is very difficult to pick.

turfie – posted 17 August 2004 15:23

What type of turfgrass do you have?

steven123 – posted 18 August 2004 07:24

St. Augustine

Alex_in_FL – posted 18 August 2004 15:31

Atrazine will stun the bermuda and kill some. Repeat applications will help control it. Dilute roundup carefully sprayed on the bermuda helps also.

steven123 – posted 18 August 2004 16:01

thanks. How will these approaches effect my St. Augustine?

ted – posted 18 August 2004 18:59

i’m wondering why you have weeds on a new st. aug. lawn??? pre-em won’t touch the clover- are the bermuda spots small enough to use roundup on? quit pulling weeds- you’re just creating more problems than you’re solving- spray them with the correct chemical.

steven123 – posted 19 August 2004 07:33

My lawn is not new. I moved in to the house 2 months ago. All the lawns in the neighborhood are close to perfect with the exception of my next door neighbor. There “lawn” is 90% weed. The area I am having trouble with on my lawn is closest to my neighbors. What are the right chemicals?

Alex_in_FL – posted 19 August 2004 18:58

Atrazine is safe for St A. It will, control bermuda not eliminate it.

Agree with Ted that roundup is better. It will kill St Augustine also [and most other green plants].

I was slowly eliminating a small patch of bermuda in my zoysia by putting roundup in a spray bottle, taking gloves and grabbing the bermuda and spraying it. My gloves protected my hand and the zoysia. I finally succeed in eliminating the bermuda problem by moving two houses further down the road

Like Ted said, pulling bermuda is low value. Digging it might work however.

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