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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 06:07 PM

SW bermuda grass infestation..

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In Arizona, Bermuda grass is quite common. It is actually a weed, but when manicured it can make a nice lawn.
However, it's infesting my garden. Anybody have any idea on how to get rid of the grass without killing the flowers in the garden?

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Reply SW bermuda grass infestation.. (Original post)
AZ8theist Jul 2018 OP
TexasProgresive Jul 2018 #1
Xipe Totec Jul 2018 #2
alfie Jul 2018 #3
muriel_volestrangler Jul 2018 #4

Response to AZ8theist (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 06:11 PM

1. You can thank Ag extension experts for Bermuda.

It is a very tenacious grass spreading by seed and rhyzomes. The rhyzomes can travel underneath pavement as much as 30'. You might contact your local state agriculture people. Sorry to no be very helpful.

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Response to AZ8theist (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 06:27 PM

2. Plant natives

Bermuda grass can't survive in Arizona's natural climate.

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Response to AZ8theist (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 07:12 PM

3. Unfortunately you have to dig, dig, dig, ad nauseum

We have it creeping in from our neighbors yard and it has been impossible for us to eradicate. It will come up through the tiniest of holes in the cardboard and mulch we lay down after we have cleared an area out and it will spread then almost overnight. It is nasty stuff.

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Response to AZ8theist (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 03:56 AM

4. Locking - this forum is meant for people asking questions on how to use DU

not 'help in general'. I suggest you repost this in the Gardening group, or maybe the Lounge. Thanks.

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