March 5, 2005
Question: My floratam yard is being infiltrated by wild Bermudagrass. I talked to my lawn people and they say replacing the lawn is the only solution. What’s your advice?
- Duane, Fort Myers
Answer: They are basically right. There is no herbicide available that will kill Bermudagrass without also killing your floratam grass. To do a good replacement job, all growth in the infested area is killed using a herbicide. The area is then properly prepared before laying floratam sod or setting its plugs.
Stephen Brown is a horticulture agent with the Lee County Extension.
To submit questions call the horticulture desk at 461-7504 between 9 a.m. and 4
p.m. or via e-mail at
email@example.com. Listen to the ‘Garden Show’ at 8 a.m. on
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