Zoysia vs bermuda

Asked July 1, 2017, 9:57 AM EDT

I have wiregrass invading my lawn. This spring the yard grass looked great and now with the hot weather wiregrass is taking over. It seems like a losing battle. If I plant zoysia grass will it over take the wire grass?

Worcester County Maryland

1 Response

You did not mention they type of grass you have, cool or warm season.
Zoysia grass will comingle with bermuda grass but will not overtake it. Zoysia grass is slow growing and you may have bermudagrass in it. If you want to plant zoysia grass, you will have to kill the bermuda grass and is a tough weed to control.
Here is our page on bermuda grass
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/bermudagrass
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