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Old 12-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Hi guys/gals,

Hi, I have a pretty well maintained bermudagrass lawn, but just before it started to go dormant, this "grass" started popping up. Now that it is dormant, it is spreading like wildfire.

Can you identify it, and/or advise on a way to kill it without killing my bermuda?

FYI, this is the section of my lawn where it is worst, and (coincidentally?) where the lawn receives the least amount of sun. Also, I'm in South Carolina, if that helps.

Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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(Bromus tectorum ) this is the season for Cheat Grass to appear. If the Bermuda is completely dormant Glyphosate can be applied. The reason the Cheat Grass is in that area it has found the area of the weaker Bermuda that receives the most shade. A typical competition tactic.

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Thanks! It looks like glyphosphate is more effective when the temp is around 60, so I'll apply it in February.
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I can foresee a couple of possible problems with waiting for 60 weather but it's certainly your choice when to apply.

1) The invasive grass could be 1 to 2 ft. tall and is easier killed in infancy.

2) The Bermuda may have begun to come out of dormancy at 60.
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Hmmm... Okay. Well, the average high right now is about 55, but it gets into the 30's at night. I'd prefer to not let it get to a foot!

Thanks for the input. I'll apply it on the next warm day.
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