Bermuda Grass

Asked August 26, 2019, 8:18 AM EDT

Is there a means of getting rid of Bermuda Grass without killing other fescue grass around it? Or should we just rip everything out and start over? If it makes a difference, we live in Edgewater on the South River, so the climate is a little different than most places in Maryland. Let me know. Thanks,

Anne Arundel County Maryland bermudagrass lawn weed

1 Response

This is a tough weed to control. There is a liquid, selective postemergent herbicide with the active ingredient Fenoxaprop that can be used to suppress bermudagrass in lawns. However, it does not kill it.

If you want to kill the bermudagrass, you will have to use a nonselective herbicide as in glyphosate that kills everything. Depending where the bermudagrass is you can try to protect the fescue if it is not intertwined with it. You may need several applications and there is a chance the bermudagrass will return in the future. See our website for more information https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/bermudagrass

Marian