For some people, Bermudagrass is a healthy, vibrant, and desired grass for your lawn. For other people, it is an invasive, pesky, and unwanted addition to their lawn. We are going to focus on the latter. In the southern regions, Bermudagrass is a very common and popular grass and it thrives and stays green for the majority of the year. However, in the northern regions, it will go dormant and grey/brownout much sooner than other grasses such as fescue and ryegrass that handle the cold weather much better. This will give your lawn a patchy and uneven look. The first step to controlling and eliminating the unwanted Bermudagrass in your lawn is correctly identifying it.
perennial grass (stays alive all year)
dormant late fall through early spring
warm season grass
color can vary greatly and depends on factors such as sunlight, water, and nutrients
will take on a darker green color with a plentiful supply of those factors
if deprived of any of those elements it will take on a more greyish color
high drought resistant
pointed leaf tip
blades are 4 to 6 inches
grows low and flat when competition present
The best time to apply any kind of selective herbicide is while the Bermudagrass is actively growing from early spring to late fall.
There are a few amounts of selective herbicides that are effective and are dependent on when, where and what grass you apply it on.
Unlike most grassy weeds, there is no magic chemical that can prevent the growth of it.
The best way to prevent it from taking over your lawn is to keep your desired grass happy.
If Bermudagrass is an invasive grass in your lawn then the best thing you can do is make the conditions undesirable for it.
Making it undesirable could mean anything from the length you cut your grass. Bermudagrass prefers a lower cut grass so if you cut your grass around 2-4 inches, it takes away some of the much-needed sunlight.