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Old 02-18-2018, 08:30 AM   #16
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As I said in my OP, I like the BG now. My neighbors will not kill their weeds or ground ivy and we cannot afford a lawn service, so I keep getting their weeds. I am not a big yard spraying fan any longer.

If I can get the BG to grow 100% on our front, two side yards and back yard, then it will be fine with me. Our days of having the money or physical ability to keep a pristine lawn/landscape...are over for us now. We just want green and no mud to have to walk in.

We are glad to have had the nice lawns and landscaping we had over the passed 25 years now. As my wife and loved our lush lawns and landscaping that we worked hard and spent a LOT of money for, at our previous homes.

We wish we could still have the lush lawns and flowers that we use to have... but all good things pass with time and our priorities have to change as to where our monies and labor are invested. So we now just have pics to look back on, to remember them by. JMO
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:55 AM   #17
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Nothing wrong with bermuda. Just hard to keep out flower beds.

But empty window bottle on a fine stream. And the cheap concentrated generic roundup. Just once a month spot spray.

It will only kill what leaf blades it gets on. No worries of it getting in the soil and killing other plants. It only works if absorbed thru the leafs of any plant.

Otherwise it grows thicker, less water, and actually a darker green in the summer than fescue. Just fertilizer at least once a year. At start of green up.
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I will just run my handy dandy B&D 36 volt electric string trimmer in the "edging" position around the flower /bush bricks, and those little creeping BG heads will lop right off. And the cat pee will probably take care of any BF "seeds" slung in to the beds, from my trim job.
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:17 PM   #19
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Nothing wrong with bermuda. Just hard to keep out flower beds.

But empty window bottle on a fine stream. And the cheap concentrated generic roundup. Just once a month spot spray.

It will only kill what leaf blades it gets on. No worries of it getting in the soil and killing other plants. It only works if absorbed thru the leafs of any plant.

Otherwise it grows thicker, less water, and actually a darker green in the summer than fescue. Just fertilizer at least once a year. At start of green up.
I heard somewhere where BG likes a "urea" (sp?) type fertilizer ? Does that just mean one higher in nitrogen and lower in phosphorus ?
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I'm sure there are different Bermuda's, but my neighbor at my very first home had it in his yard. The type he had was light green in summer and went dormant early fall and turned green late in spring. Research the different kinds. His was brown longer than green.
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I heard somewhere where BG likes a "urea" (sp?) type fertilizer ? Does that just mean one higher in nitrogen and lower in phosphorus ?
This site explains urea good enough for me.For lawns water in asap.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/urea-fertilizer-48588.html
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Whatever variety hybrid BG this is, it is tough as nails. When my fescue died back and it started taking over, I did not want it to. So when Fall came, I took my tiller and tilled down 4 inches deep and took out at least 5 large wheel barrel loads of BG to our yard waste containers to be picked up by the city..

Then, I re-planted the fescue. By the next Fall, the BG in the pics had taken over again.... RIGHT where I dug it out previously.

So the BG can have the yards now, I am done fighting it. It is just sickening to know now, that I probably put about over $2000 worth of BG plugs...in to yard waste pick up.



You didn't go deep enough, check this out.

Bermudagrass roots can grow to a depth of six feet or more depending on soil profile characteristics. However, the majority of the root system, 80% or more, is found in the top 6 inches of soil.
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I heard somewhere where BG likes a "urea" (sp?) type fertilizer ? Does that just mean one higher in nitrogen and lower in phosphorus ?
All grasses need nitrogen during prime growing season.
Bermuda mainly in the summer and fescue mainly in the fall as examples.

Does not make a difference what they use to get the nitrogen. From Urea or other sources.
A lot of all natural fertilizers will even get it from animal droppings.
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I will just run my handy dandy B&D 36 volt electric string trimmer in the "edging" position around the flower /bush bricks, and those little creeping BG heads will lop right off. And the cat pee will probably take care of any BF "seeds" slung in to the beds, from my trim job.
I think you will find that will not work. Works with fescue but nor BG that spreads. But can always try. Fescue the plant just gets bigger.

So you will not be killing the runners. But those runner will endup just under the surface and all over the planter. Even under the planter blocks.
May take awhile. But the planters will look no different than the yard.

Matter of fact the BG runner will even grow just fine under black plastic in the planters and popup at any openings.

Planters are the only high maintenance part of BG.
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You didn't go deep enough, check this out.

Bermudagrass roots can grow to a depth of six feet or more depending on soil profile characteristics. However, the majority of the root system, 80% or more, is found in the top 6 inches of soil.
Wow, it would probably take me a while to dig that deep with my 24 year old John Deere flower bed tiller I use.
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