Killing bermuda grass for good - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by d1mccan9
July 2, 2010
I have - but have not used yet - a spray that attaches to a garden hose from Bayer that is supposed to kill off bermuda grass. Is this the best permanent product to use or will I need something else? Also, my neighbors on both sides have bermuda grass. Once I kill off mine and plant something different, what is the best method to keep my neighbors' bermuda grass from creeping over into my yard?

Answer from NGA
July 2, 2010
Be sure to follow label directions on the product you purchased, especially when using it around other grasses and plants. Once you get rid of the bermuda you can use a pre emergent herbicide along your property line to keep bermuda seeds from sprouting or you can place a physical barrier along the property line to keep it from sneaking over. I simply dig a shallow trench along the property line about 6" wide and 3-4 inches deep. I keep the trench free of vegetation and if bermuda threatens to grow across the trench I dig it out with a shovel or spot treat it with Round Up. This may be an option for you, too. Otherwise, place a physical barrier such as plastic, metal or wood edging, or a row of bricks partially buried in the soil. Good luck with your project.

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