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Oh That Bermuda!!!
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:10 PM
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Oh that Bermuda!!! It keeps crawling through the zoysia, and seems to be taking over. I keep pulling long stringers of Bermuda in lawn. Time to give up!! Bermuda has won.

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I got it also. The invasion is in full force. What am I to do?
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:34 PM
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The best thing to do...................if its green......mow it!

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Q: How can I remove Bermudagrass from my EMPIRE Zoysia?

A: Bermuda is a dominant, fast growing grass that will out-compete many other turfgrass varieties. Generally, there are three methods for control of bermudagrass; digging the grass out by hand, killing the bermuda and the grass around it by applying a Roundup type herbicide, or applying a herbicide that will kill the bermuda but not damage the surrounding turfgrass. Because EMPIRE Zoysia has a natural resistance to several common herbicides, we recommend that you initially try the third method. Specifically, as a homeowner, you can use Ornamec to eliminate the bermuda. A turf farm can use Fusilade II. Used at labeled rates, they will have little to no negative effects on EMPIRE. As always, please read and follow labeled instructions on any herbicide product. Also, Ornamec and Fusilade II may only be available through a licensed chemical applicator.

My guess if you kill the Bermuda the bare spots will have to be resoded with Zoysia.
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Thanks Bogie!!!!! I like the idea, "if it's green, Mow It!!" I wonder why The Villages just didn't choose Bermuda, instead of Zoysia??? Oh well Bark Mulch works good too. No mowing.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:42 PM
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Thanks Bogie!!!!! I like the idea, "if it's green, Mow It!!" I wonder why The Villages just didn't choose Bermuda, instead of Zoysia??? Oh well Bark Mulch works good too. No mowing.
Bermuda is not shade tolerant and needs lots of water and sun to stay green.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:47 PM
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I believe before Empire St Augustine was used v Bermuda. I had Bermuda when living in another southern state and while the were alike there were differences...but then I could be wrong. I could never run a rake through my Bermuda but I can St Augustine
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:05 PM
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So where is this Bermuda invading our zoysia lawns coming from?
Astroturf anyone?
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:10 PM
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I just don't get it. After living in Michigan with beautiful soft, plush Merion bluegrass, now I have a full lawn of what we used to call crabgrass. Amazing.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:16 PM
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I just don't get it. After living in Michigan with beautiful soft, plush Merion bluegrass, now I have a full lawn of what we used to call crabgrass. Amazing.
Welcome to Florida!
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:13 PM
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Been here 3 years now and at one time our back lawn was all wild Bermuda. We have pulling it up, digging up the roots, spraying with round up and other killers, then back to constantly pulling up runners then digging up roots. We now have a back yard with green Zoysia and once in awhile Bermuda from neighbors. Good Luck you can win the battle with hard work and persistance.
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