Bermuda grass can be a popular lawn choice for some areas in the U.S. with a hotter climate because of it’s resiliency to environmental conditions. Bermuda grass thrives in the heat and is considered almost drought-tolerant.
However, in areas where Bermuda grass is undesirable, it’s inhabitance can create a large challenge for homeowner’s to remove. This grass will spread quickly through underground stems as well as through above ground runners. The seeds will spread aggressively until it overtakes the entire lawn.
The only way to remove Bermuda grass is with a strong herbicide but it is very difficult to eradicate once it becomes established. You will need to apply continuous applications of herbicide to the affected areas as the extensive root system will make it difficult to kill. The best time to apply a herbicide is in the spring when the grass is dormant, but please keep in mind that herbicide will also kill off the healthy grass and it is not certain that the Bermuda grass seeds will not emerge again in the future.
The best way to control Bermuda grass is with a professional’s assistance.
If you would like more information on Bermuda grass treatments, please call 1-800-533-6330.