How do I get rid of bermuda grass in ground cover?

Asked May 11, 2016, 8:38 PM EDT

I live in San Diego and I have bermuda grass growing in my Red Apple ground cover. How do I get rid of it? A natural method is prefered. Thank You!!!

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3 Responses

The natural way to get rid of Bermuda grass is to dig it up or persistently pull it up. You could paint glyphosate (active ingredient in RoundUp and other products) on the Bermuda grass, being careful not to get it on your groundcover. vw

I have read about a chemical called sethoxydim that is supposed to be selective and would not kill my red Apple succulent ground cover but is supposed to be very effective against Bermuda grass. Have you heard of this chemical? And is it safe for the red Apple as well as for human and animals?


Please contact your local extension to get a good answer to your question about sethoxydim and red apple groundcover. http://cesandiego.ucanr.edu/ The following link discusses toxicity of sethoxydim. http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/profiles/extoxnet/pyrethrins-ziram/sethoxydim-ext.html This link discusses red apple groundcover. http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/management/ipcw/pages/detailreport.cfm@usernumber=6&surveynumber=182.p... Read the sethoxydim label to see if it can be used on red apple groundcover. vw