bermuda in a fescue lawn - Knowledgebase Question

Clovis, Ca
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Question by netkru111
February 7, 2009
we have an older (18yrs) fescue lawn that has been invaded by old style bermuda grasses. We have even hired a weed company to come in and renuvate our lawn and that didn't work either- suggestions??

Answer from NGA
February 7, 2009
I think the different grasses are trying to compete with each other and total eradication may not be possible. Fescue lawns grow best in cooler temperatures; Bermuda loves hot weather. So, as the fescue is going dormant or at least is not actively growing in heat of summer, the Bermuda is just coming into its own. Digging out the Bermuda and reseeding with fescue is one approach, using a Bermuda grass herbicide is another. Reseeding will be necessary once you've gotten rid of the Bermuda. Best wishes with your project!

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