How to Kill Common Bermuda Grass

Best Way to Kill Common Bermuda Grass in Your Houston Lawn

Do you need to kill Common Bermuda grass invading your lawn?  Houston Grass South Owner Michael Romine talks about doing that in this video.  Call us a 281-431-7441 for the best quality grass in the Houston area, grown at our family farm in Bay City.

Summary of the How to Kill Common Bermuda Grass Video

– – How to kill Common Bermuda grass, now this is a question that we get asked a lot. The questions about how to get Bermuda grass to grow, those are occasional, but we get asked several times a day how do I kill Bermuda grass.

How to Kill Common Bermuda Grass Filling Bare Spots in Your Lawn
How to Kill Common Bermuda Grass Filling Bare Spots in Your Lawn

We carry some improved Bermuda grasses, but when most people ask us that question they’re talking about Common Bermuda grass, which just starts to grow in any bare spot in this part of the World.  If you have a bare spot with no grass on it, and it’s getting a little sunlight, Common Bermuda grass is what’s going to grow up there.

Bermuda Grass Fills Gaps Caused by Chinch Bugs, Brown Patch and Gray Leaf Spot

A lot of times people will get chinch bugs over the summer, or one of the funguses or something like that, and Bermuda grass will emerge in any weak spot in your St. Augustine or Zoysia lawn.  Common Bermuda grass is what’s going to come up there naturally, and once it gets started it can take over a yard pretty quick. So you have to be careful with it.

Its seed is so small and light, that it’s blowing around in nature all the time and just looking for a place to land, and if there’s bare soil and it gets a little bit of water on it, it will germinate and you can get that Common Bermuda grass growing up.  It happens on our farm.

The difference in our farm and a lot of other farms is we regularly send men out across the fields lined up shoulder to shoulder with little wire stakes to stick in the ground if they see a sprig of Common Bermuda grass, and then we come behind it with a sprayer, and spray that spot out with Roundup so that it doesn’t spread. That same thing is what has to be done in your yard if you see Common Bermuda grass.

Roundup Kills Common Bermuda Grass

The only way you’re going to stop it, and the only way you’re going to get rid of it, is to spray it with  Roundup.  Roundup is a nonselective herbicide.  Some people have good things to say about it and some people not, but in our experience the only way to kill Common Bermuda grass is to spray those areas.  You should also spray a good area around the Common Bermuda grass you can see because a lot of times you can’t see exactly how far it has spread.

Using Roundup to kill Bermuda grass, give it 10 to 14 days to die, scrape that area out of there or at least at minimum “weed eat” it down, and then lay new sod down on top of it. If you’ve got a yard that’s got a little bit of Bermuda grass here there and everywhere, not just one spot, you’re going to have to kill out the whole yard to get rid of it entirely.

There’s just no chemical or anything like that that can selectively kill Common Bermuda grass and not kill St. Augustine or Zoysia or anything else that I’m aware of, and so that is the way to kill Bermuda grass. I know it’s not what a lot of people want to hear, but that’s how it is.

Call 281-431-7441 for the Best Quality Grass in Houston

Houston Grass South delivers the best quality grass available in the Houston area, and we do it at a great price too.  Our grass comes from our family farm in Bay City, and we’ve been growing grass there since 1981.  We know the grass varieties that thrive in the climate of the Texas Gulf Coast, and those are the varieties we grow at our farm.

We offer delivery or you can pick up your grass at our office.  We can also arrange for installation.  Need the best fertilizers and lawn chemicals for your lawn?  We have them.  Call us at 281-431-7441 for help in picking the best grass variety for your next project.  Check our customer reviews and testimonials!

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