The Q&A Archives: Fescue in Bermuda

Question: I recently bought a home with bermuda grass which is dormant. I have had fescue grass for many years but know little about bermuda.

Although it is dormant, I have areas which has some fescue coming up apparently from a neighbors overseeding his yard.

How can I get rid of this new fescue grass without killing my bermuda?



Answer: It may sound like an odd combination, but since bermuda is a warm season grass and fescue is a cool season grass, bermuda is often overseeded with fescue so the lawn stays green all year around. Getting one grass out of another is not easy. If the area is allowed to go through drought the bermuda will outlast the fescue. Hand digging the spots is another option. Fescue is a cool season grass and bermuda is a warm season grass. Therefore you may have success using a glyphosate (Roundup is one brand) spray on the turf when the fescue is actively growing and the bermuda is essentially dormant

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