Ken from Joplin, Mo writes,
What is a good Bermuda Grass Killer?
Live in SW Missouri and would like to eradicate the bermuda from my Fescue/Blue Grass yard. What is the best herbicide to do this?
Fusilade II is the only product we carry that specifies that it will suppress Bermuda in Tall fescue lawns. It also goes on to say that this type of application should not be made to home lawns though we are not sure why. The best time to apply Fusilade II to fescue for suppression of bermudagrass is in spring just as the bermudagrass is sprouting green stems.
The other option for you is to spray glyphosate product such as Gly Pho-Sel Pro or Ranger Pro on the bermuda when it is green in early August, wait three weeks to see if any bermuda survives and spray again by early September if needed and then re-seed the spots with fescue in mid-September.
Answer last updated on: 01/21/2013